The government has provided some 4,000 people working as cleaners at public buildings with the opportunity to demand permanent positions after submitting an amendment to Parliament last week that extended their contracts until the end of 2016.
This is the second time in a row that the contracts have been extended without any break in between. This gives the cleaners grounds to appeal to first instance courts for permanent, rather than fixed-term, jobs.
The current amendment extending the cleaners’ contracts was submitted by Alternate Minister for Administrative Reform Christoforos Vernardakis. His predecessor Giorgos Katrougalos, who is now the labor minister, had extended the workers’ agreements until the end of this year.