Greece -Mass layoffs in public sector -May 02, 2013

The parliament passed a bill which will see up to 15,500 public-sector workers laid off by 2015. The job cuts are part of the conditions set by the EU and IMF in return for €8.8 billion in emergency loans. About 2,000 civil servants will be laid off by the end of May 2013, with another 2,000 following by the end of the year and a further 11,500 by end-2014, for a total of 15,500. The legislation is the latest wave of the country’s severe austerity program. Several hundred demonstrators outside the parliament took part in a protest called by civil servants’ union ADEDY, and the private sector GSEE union.

English: http://www.france24.com/en/20130429-greece-job-cuts-civil-service-austerity ...

 

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