The tax officials’ union (POE-DOY) has expressed strong opposition to government plans to include its members in the labor reserve scheme which targets a reduction in the number of public servants by tens of thousands by 2015.
‘Tax offices today are staffed with 9,826 employees, when the positions envisaged were 15,372,’ the union noted in an open letter to Parliament. ‘Not one member of staff can be spared for layoffs, labor reserves etc. On the contrary, new hires are required urgently because 83 new college graduate appointees refused to fill the openings due to the extremely low salary of 680 euros a month,’ the letter continued.
The union ‘will not accept this barbaric measure and will express its anger with mobilizations,’ it ended.