Civil servants not deterred by ruling

The country’s civil servants’ union ADEDY said on Thursday that it was determined to continue with action protesting a troika-imposed evaluation scheme for public sector workers even though a court found the union’s appeal against the scheme illegal, for the second time.

Following last month’s court ruling, which found a protracted civil servants’ strike against the evaluation scheme to be illegal and abusive, Thursday’s decision rejected the action for technical reasons. The court deemed that a strike must be called by ADEDY’s general council, not by its general assembly, as was the case. Reacting on Thursday, the union said it would convene a session of its general council on August 21.