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Civil servants’ union to meet Friday to discuss further action

The executive branch of the umbrella union representing Greece’s civil servants is due to meet on Friday to discuss the next step in industrial action that began on Monday with rolling strikes in several domains of the public sector, from schools to hospitals and social security foundations, as well as with rallies in several Greek cities, including Athens.

ADEDY will decide on Friday whether to continue with the protests, which are held in reaction to demands by Greece’s creditors for a smaller civil service, that will see thousands of public sector workers out of a job or being placed in a mobility scheme on reduced wages as they undergo an evaluation of their qualifications and job performance.

ADEDY on Thursday also called for civil servants to joint a protest event being organized by former workers of the defunct state broadcaster ERT. The event will include a concert at ERT’s former headquarters in the northern Athenian suburb of Aghia Paraskevi at 7.30 p.m.