The number of mayors refusing to comply with the government’s demand that they submit the contracts of all municipal employees who had their fixed-term deals turned into open-ended agreements has risen to 19.
Most of the mayors refusing to send the contract details to the Administrative Reform Ministry for review are affiliated with SYRIZA. Attica Governor Rena Dourou is expected to join them as she has also expressed opposition to the government review.
The issue is the first item on the agenda for the first meeting of the regional authority’s council, which is due to convene on Tuesday. Dourou has suggested that she would not allow any of the region’s employees to be sacked or moved.