Monday Jan 26, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
15o C
9o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Sitins continue amid rumors of more layoffs

Government sources on Monday refuted reports that the country’s troika of foreign lenders had called for an additional 22,000 layoffs in the public sector next year even as municipal employees continued sitins at hundreds of city halls and municipal services across the country to protest their inclusion in a fast-track scheme to redundancy.

The demand for 22,000 layoffs next year is said to have been forwarded to the Finance Ministry by International Monetary Fund officials, a report denied by ministry officials. According to the unconfirmed reports, these layoffs would be in addition to the total of 80,000 civil service departures demanded by the troika through 2016. Sources told Kathimerini that the rumors could be a tactic by the IMF in the ongoing diplomatic standoff between the Fund and eurozone officials on the Greek issue.

Meanwhile the government was struggling to enforce the induction of 2,000 civil servants into a pre-redundancy scheme by the end of this year, as promised to the troika.

The deadline given by the Administrative Reform Ministry to municipalities to provide lists of employees to join the layoff scheme expired Monday with only 20 municipalities reported to have submitted the requested data. Ministry sources said that data would be drawn from a 2010 census of civil servants if local authority managers persisted with their intransigent stance.

Sitins continued at ministry buildings and city halls across the country, meanwhile, with municipal workers in Thessaloniki also occupying creches and Citizens’ Advice Bureaus (KEP).

In Athens, workers occupied the Health, Agricultural Development and Merchant Marine ministries while similar action may continue on Tuesday.

Several mayors, including the capital’s Giorgos Kaminis and Thessaloniki’s Yiannis Boutaris, have been resisting the initiative by central government.

ekathimerini.com , Monday November 19, 2012 (22:33)  
Tsipras forges anti-austerity coalition in challenge to EU
Finnish PM says ready to discuss bailout extension for Greece
Tsipras moves to form anti-austerity government after crushing victory
Greek Elections 2015: The day after | LIVE
Greek bonds slip on Syriza victory as ECB buying mutes contagion
Greece’s government bonds fell after Syriza, a party committed to renegotiating the country’s debt obligations, triumphed in a general election. Spanish and Italian bonds erased earlier decl...
ECB cannot agree to debt relief for Greece, board member says
ECB board member Benoit Coeure said in a newspaper interview published on Monday that the European Central Bank would not take part in any debt cut for Greece. "It is not up to the ECB to de...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Olympiakos overcomes depleted OFI at Iraklio
Easy though it may seem, Olympiakos’s 3-0 win at depleted OFI Crete was rather difficult on Saturday, but was enough to keep the Reds on top on Saturday, as they have maintained their two-po...
BASKETBALL
Tremendous Spanoulis sweeps Laboral Kutxa
A hot second half was enough for Olympiakos to undo visiting Laboral Kutxa and score its fourth win in as many games at the second round of the Euroleague on Friday. The 76-64 final score wa...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
SYRIZA´s win will test institutions
Greece was at an impasse, with a government that did not believe in what it was doing and an opposition that declared with passionate intensity that whatever the government did was wrong and...
COMMENTARY
The challenge for Tsipras and others
A few years ago, an associate of mine who had met with Alexis Tsipras when the young politician was running for Athens mayor told me how impressed he had been by his confidence. Tsipras was ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Tsipras forges anti-austerity coalition in challenge to EU
2. Greek bonds slip on Syriza victory as ECB buying mutes contagion
3. ECB cannot agree to debt relief for Greece, board member says
4. Finnish PM says ready to discuss bailout extension for Greece
5. Tsipras moves to form anti-austerity government after crushing victory
6. Greek Elections 2015: The day after | LIVE
more news
Today
This Week
1. SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
2. Greek Elections 2015: The day after | LIVE
3. SYRIZA's win will test institutions
4. Tsipras moves to form anti-austerity government after crushing victory
5. Finnish PM says ready to discuss bailout extension for Greece
6. SMART WATER Project: Outputs and conclusions of the final conference
Today
This Week
1. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
2. Grexit the only way out of ‘valley of tears,’ says Hans-Werner Sinn
3. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
4. No debt writedown or rolling back of reforms for Greece, says Finland's Stubb
5. Greeks fork out nearly 5 pct of their incomes on telecom services
6. QE exclusion a ‘de facto Grexit’
Advertiser Link
SMART WATER Project: Outputs and conclusions of the final conference
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.