Greece -Dismissals and non-paid wages lead to protests -July 02, 2014

Workers are to take to the streets in another of hundreds of protests over austerity measures over the last four years, at the same time the government is moving to restore the pay of police, military and uniformed officers to obey a court order.

Workers are to take to the streets in another of hundreds of protests over austerity measures over the last four years, at the same time the government is moving to restore the pay of police, military and uniformed officers to obey a court order. The civil servant’s trade union, ADEDY, has planned a series of protests in several cities to protest the public sector mobility scheme in which selected workers – predominantly the lower-paid and without political protection – are paid 75% of already-slashed salaries for eight months and then fired if another position can’t be found for them. In Athens some 397 sacked cleaners have been protesting for several weeks. They initially won a court order to be rehired, but it was ignored by the government until it got a reversal from a higher court. In the meantime, public sector unions have called a 24-hour strike for July 9.

English: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/06/30/greek-workers-protest-firings ...    

 

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