OPINION

January 28, 1954

VICTORS DEFEATED: Opponents of law 1836 charge that the Labor Ministry, probably due to a change of heart, has rescinded their appointments at the cooperative of the National Bank and Mortgage Bank and condemned them to unemployment, despite the absence of any legal basis for their dismissal. When they were first appointed, based on the provisions of the above law, the cooperative’s management refused to hire them, instructing them to take recourse to the courts, which they did. Meanwhile, they were hired by the cooperative, obviously to avert a court ruling. When this was achieved, the cooperative’s management convinced the Labor Ministry to rescind their appointments, with the excuse that they were causing unjustified trouble by resorting to the courts, and they therefore lost their jobs. PRISONERS BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN: The Friends of the Army Association, after taking up a collection, has amassed the sum of one billion drachmas, with which it has bought clothing.