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Sacked Greek cleaners defend Attica governor over lack of jobs

The Finance Ministry cleaners, who have been engaged in a months-long legal battle to win their jobs back, intervened on Wednesday in a row between New Democracy and SYRIZA over Attica Governor Rena Dourou’s decision not to offer them jobs at the regional authority.

New Democracy’s parliamentary spokesman Adonis Georgiadis accused Dourou, who has supported the cleaners’ efforts, of hypocrisy in her decision to proceed with her predecessor’s plans to assign the regional authority’s cleaning contract to a private firm.

Dourou responded by saying that she would never engage in the practice of offering jobs, as her political opponents have done in the past.

The cleaners issued a statement saying that Dourou never pledged to find them jobs.

“We never asked Rena Dourou to hire us and she did not promise to hire us,” said the cleaners, who said they are only interested in regaining their previous positions.