Civil servants walk off the job as court hears appeal against evaluation

Civil servants walked off the job on Friday morning as the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, started hearing an appeal by their union, known by its Greek acronym ADEDY, against a public sector evaluation scheme that the government has pledged the troika to undertake as part of a broader streamlining of the public sector.

A crowd gathered outside the premises of the court building including many members of the union of local authority workers, POE-OTA.

ADEDY and POE-OTA have instructed its members not to cooperate with authorities conducting the evaluation process. They claim the scheme is a backdoor to dismissals.

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