Thursday April 24, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
23o C
15o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Ministry may bypass mayors on layoff plan

Administrative Reform Minister Antonis Manitakis is considering bringing in a law that will bypass the need for mayors to approve the induction of employees into a redundancy scheme, Kathimerini understands.

Of the 2,000 civil servants that the government has promised its foreign creditors to put in a fast-track program for redundancy, 1,000 are expected to come from municipal and regional offices and the other 1,000 from state entities that are either overstaffed or due to be merged or abolished.

Another possibility being considered by Manitakis, sources say, is putting all employees due to retire before the end of 2013 into a labor reserve scheme which would see them receiving a heavily docked wage for a year before their dismissal.

Resistance to the redundancy scheme has been most vehement among municipal staff, with several mayors across the country refusing to submit to the ministry lists of employees to join the scheme.

The government is concerned that if it fails to put 2,000 employees into the fast-track redundancy program by the end of the year, the troika may demand as many as 15,000 random immediate dismissals.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday November 27, 2012 (21:31)  
Free drugs for uninsured Greeks
SYRIZAs preparation for elections upset again
Korydallos Prisons new warden quits over staff anger at probe
US tourist injured by firecracker in Santorini shows signs of improvement
Expanding the social dividend base
The Finance Ministry is set to make some adjustments to the plan for the distribution of the so-called social dividend, so that more recipients get a share of the 2013 primary budget surplus...
National Bank determined to remain in the Turkish market
National Bank sources made clear on Wednesday that the upcoming 2.5-billion-euro share capital increase is to ensure that the group retains its majority stake in Turkish subsidiary Finansban...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Never underestimate the Greek hoopsters
Olympiakos and Panathinaikos, who between them have won the last three European crowns, won again at home on Wednesday to take their Euroleague play-off series with Real Madrid and CSKA Mosc...
BASKETBALL
Reds and Greens stay alive in Euroleague
Easter and home advantage worked wonders for Panathinaikos and Olympiakos who stayed alive in the Euroleague play-offs beating CSKA and Real Madrid respectively on Monday in Greece. Shak...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Its too soon for Europe to declare victory
There was a time not so long ago when the vast majority of experts agreed that a country could not emerge decisively from a financial crisis unless it solved problems of both stocks and f...
COMMENTARY
Realitys other side
There is plenty of evidence pointing to the fact that the countrys real economy has hit rock bottom and is currently entering a phase of growth. Those who know the market well tend to suppo...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Never underestimate the Greek hoopsters
2. Expanding the social dividend base
3. National Bank determined to remain in the Turkish market
4. Ferries to start using LNG
5. Investment fund off the ground
6. Stocks decline after three days of growth
more news
Today
This Week
1. FBI seeks to identify victims of suspected US child molester who worked abroad, including Greece
2. Greek debt swells again as Samaras looks to creditors for relief
3. Woman dies after falling off state building roof
4. Greece qualifies for new debt relief after 2013 budget surplus
5. Tunisian sought over employment scam
6. Greece sees 2013 primary budget surplus at 1.5 bln euros, says deputy finance minister
Today
This Week
1. Greece startup leaders say they cant break jobless cycle alone
2. Ground-breaking Good Friday mass signals thaw in Cyprus
3. Mayoral candidates clash over Athens mosque plans
4. Government looks to kick on
5. Greece offers to help find Turkish F-16 lost in 1996
6. EU struggles to unpick the knot of Russia-Ukraine gas logistics
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.