Mobility scheme protest in central Athens Wednesday at noon

Employees of the Development Ministry’s General Secretariat for Trade and Consumer Affairs and of the Environment Ministry’s Industry and Energy Secretariat are to lead a rally by civil servants in protest at the government’s mobility scheme at noon Thursday in Kaningos Square in central Athens.

The employees are among those due to be inducted into the scheme – which puts staff on heavily docked wages ahead of their transfer to another public sector post or their dismissal. In a statement, the civil servants’ union described the mobility scheme as an “assault on labor, wage and pension rights.”