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Court rules Debtors can claim Compensation from Collection Agencies

“Repeated calls from collection agencies to debtors infringe personality and debtors are entitled to compensation.” This is the final decision of a court in Athens after an attorney filed a lawsuit against two collection agencies. The court ruling opens the way for compensation to be claimed for “personality insult” when …

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Nepotism in SYRIZA: Youth Secretary finds jobs for mom, brother & girl friend in public sector

It is clear. A government needs “its own people” to put in crucial positions if it wants to govern without being undermined by ideological opponents and opposition parties. Left-wing SYRIZA is not exception to the rule. There have been reports in the near past of husbands of ministers and lawmakers …

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Public sector union on 24h strike, Sept 23/2014

Long time not seen. A Greek strike. Public sector union ADEDY will launch a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, September 23rd 2014. The unionists will protest the process of “assessment criteria” set by the state, changes in criteria of working contracts and individual assessments for the teachers. The protest meeting will …

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Greece’s Public Sector on 24h Strike, July 9/2014

Public sector union ADEDY has declared a 24-hour strike for July 9th 2014. The union want to protest against lay-offs, the measure of “mobility scheme” and the new law on work evaluation and director positions in the public sector. The protest will start with several actions on Monday, June 30th, …

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Greek Gov’t to hire 14K civil servants after laying-off 14K

Greek government plans to hire some 14,000 civil servants and thus despite the fact that more than 4,000 were laid off last year and more than 15,000 are to be laid-off this year by the orders of the Troika. Crazy? It depends… According to the governmental recruitment plan obtained by …

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Greek unions to launch 24h general strike, Apr 9/2014

Greek public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE will launch a 24-hour general strike on Wednesday, April 9th 2014. Among others teachers,  seamen and train workers will participate in the strike. Media will launch their strike a day earlier, on April 8th. The unions strike aims to draw attention …

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Greek public & private sector on 24h strike, Apr 9/2014

Greece’s public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE will launch a 24-hour general strike on April 8th 2014. It is considered as certain that seamen will join the strike. More details as soon as they’re published. Public sector union ADEDY will launch a protest at 6 pm in front …

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Greek public sector on strike: Mar 12 & Mar 19-20/2014

Greece’s public sector union ADEDY will launch a 24-hour strike tomorrow Wednesday, March 12th 2014, in order to protest the the measure of  the so-called “availability” that sends home civil servants with 75% of their salary and eventually lays them off after seven months. The measure that will end up …

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Athens: public sector on work stoppage, Nov 14/2013

Greek public sector union ADEDY will launch a work stoppage after 12 o’ clock noon on Thursday, November 14th 2013. A protest will start at 1 o’ click outside Athens University. The union opposes the mass lay-offs in the public sector. 4,000 people are expected to lose their jobs until …

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Greece’s public & private sector on 24h strike, Nov 6/2013

Greece’s public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE will launch a 24-hour general strike on Wednesday, November 6th 2013. All public services will be closed but also municipalities as the workers join the strike. Among others, tax offcies will be closed, state run banks. Public hospitals and ambulance EKAV …

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Greek Olympic Games winners to lose jobs at public sector

You had won an Olympic medal? You had honored your country with exceptional athletic performance and your country had honored you with a job in the public sector? these times are gone. No, you are no different and no better than the other civil servants. In the country of loan …

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Greek Parliament: 153 YES for lay-offs in public sector

With a thin majority of 153 votes out of 300 lawmakers in total, Nea Dimocratia and PASOK approved the multi-bill that will sack more than 25,000 civil workers until the end of 2014. The bill with 109 articles, in fact a new tsunami of austerity measures, includes also provisions for …

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Bailout tranche balckmail: Troika wants 25K lay-offs from Greek public sector

Every two-three months the same procedure… Greece’s lenders increase pressure on the government of the debt-ridden country that hesitates to proceed with the Troika’s demands. This time the issue of lay-offs in the public sector lays high on the negotiation table. Greek media report, that the Troika gave a very clear …

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Greek FinMin: No lay-offs in public sector

“We do not talk about lay-offs,” Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras told reporters after a meeting with prime minister Antonis Samaras on Thursday on the dwindling of four ministries. “Will there be lays-offs in the public sector?” a reporter asked. “No. We don’t talk about lay-offs,” Stournaras replied. While the Troika …

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