Rehires in civil service continue

Rehires in civil service continue

The rehiring of 56 civil servants who were sacked or placed in a labor reserve last years was confirmed last week by the government, which is expected this week to continue with its plans to return some 7,000 public sector workers to their jobs.

The Labor Ministry published the decision to rehire the sacked staff, former employees of the IKA and OAEE social security funds and the Manpower Organization (OAED), and is expected to follow suit this week as there have been similar decisions for 431 staff.

Already this year, the government has taken on some 600 sacked Finance Ministry cleaners, more than 1,500 employees at public broadcaster ERT, 1,817 teaches, 1,174 university administrative staff, about 1,300 school guards and nearly 1,500 municipal police.

The rehires are expected to reach a total of 7,000, which will be subtracted from the 11,000 hirings for this year that had been agreed with lenders by the previous government.

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