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Legal Advisers in Greek Public Sector Get 15% Wages Increases

While the majority of Greeks suffer painful income decreases, legal advisers appointed in the public service get salary increases between 10% and 15% within the next three years. Furthermore, the lawyers will receive their increases retroactive from November 1, 2011. While others get their 20% decreases retroactive…

No austerity for us thanks, we’re lawyers

The monthly salaries of legal advisers appointed in the public sector will gradually increase 10-15 per cent within the next three years, it was announced on Wednesday. Even higher increases will be given to those appointed by independent authorities, according to a decision by the ministries of justice and finance dated Feb. 28, 2012.
The legal advisers appointed in independent authorities, the Capital Market Commission and the Accounting and Auditing Oversight Board (ELTE) will have an additional monthly bonus of 400 euros.
The minimum salary of lawyers that appear in First Instance Courts will be set at 1,250 euros. Lawyers that appear in Courts of Appeal will have a minimum salary of 1,652 euros, while attorneys that can try cases in the Council of State (CoS) supreme administrative court, Arios Pagos Supreme Court and the Court of Audit will start with a monthly salary of 1,906 euros.
They will also be entitled to family benefits, Christmas, Easter and summer vacation bonuses, as well as, position related bonuses.
The salary increases decided will be retroactive from Nov. 1, 2011 and are pursuant to Law No. 4024/2011 that refers to the unified salary scale in the public sector, the labour reserve measure and the 2012-2015 medium-term fiscal programme. (AMNA via AthensNews)


PS Romantic and stylish woman seeks marriage with legal adviser in the Greek public sector. “For better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till 3rd Memorandum of Understanding us do part – United we stand in times of strict austerity 🙂

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  1. It’s funny if you put an “I” in it ELTE becomes ELITE. Go figure. 🙁

    • “Some call you the elite. I call you my base!” George W. Bush.

      Seriously, I’m certain almost nobody else in Greece will show any support for this increase. It’s totally the wrong signal when the vast majority of the people are struggling to make ends meet. Ok, maybe some stylish women may manage to get a piece of that cake, but where’s the silver lining on the horizin for the other folks? It’s stupidly insensitive to create even more evidence now that there’s a two class society in Greece! The have nots will show they’re not amused on election day, I’m sure.

      • @gary evidentlty you have again missed the dry humor we some times have here and I ment in my coment so I’ll explain. ELTE is supposed to be an “oversight” branch and what they are enlisting is private sector attorneys to help them. Now when a Greek citizen or a labor union leader needs to present a case against the government this makes it that much more difficult. ELTE taking care of the Elite. Hence the dry humor. I am sorry for you and your out look of Greece but it is the disparaging and degrading remarks you have made that fans the flames of anti-german sentiment, for instance, you knew very well that KTG made an innocent joke but you had to turn it into this-” Ok, maybe some stylish women may manage to get a piece of that cake”

  2. Amazing how low the government will fall to cover their a$$….