OPINION

Temporary staff, persistent problem

The Supreme Court prosecutor pointed out the obvious. It’s unfair that employees who were awarded short-term contracts now occupy permanent posts that could be claimed by other, better-qualified candidates who are now jobless. Common sense dictates that the vicious circle of short-term contract workers has to stop. Some mayors keep handing out contracts (obviously seeking political rewards) and then contract holders get permanent work status via court ruling (in fact often with the backing of those same mayors). It’s also harmful that the administration goes on to postpone necessary projects, fearing that the contracts signed allow many workers to claim permanent status even after the works have finished. It’s unfair and counterproductive. The judiciary system must stop lending legitimacy to the practice.