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5,620 civil servants transferred abroad €1.5billion amid the crisis

Yeap! Our Greek civil servants earn good and apparently save even better! 5,620 government employees transferred a total of 1.45 billion euro to financial institutions abroad and thus amid the crisis. According to data released by the Ministry of Public Administration the average amount sent abroad was 270,000 euro, while …

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Inspections reveal civil servants with fake or forged high school diplomas

If nothing else worth exporting,  we are at least a country that produces laughter. Controls conducted by the Ministry of Administrative Reform reportedly revealed that a good number of civil servants had submitted fake or forged diplomas either during the recruitment or during the promotion process. 10% of the controlled …

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WSJ: Years After Mayor’s Death, Killer Remains on Payroll- coz killer is a civil servant!

A modern Greek classic: two civil servants are sentenced to jail for the intentional murder of a mayor but they still receive their salaries. Is it possible? Oh, yes, it is … in Greece where civil servants’ rights end after their death. And not even then. Then, their unmarried daughters …

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Greek civil servants enjoy extra 6-day paid leave for using computers at work

We certainly all feel with the plight of Greek civil servants and the cuts they have been exposed to due to Troika austerity. Their already hard working life spiced with benefits, allowances, part-time work but full-time payments and all possible kinds of benefits a union-government alliance could think of is getting even harder. …

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Larissa: Teacher suffers heart attack and dies after being laid-off due to Troika austerity

The shock of being sent to labor reserve and lose the income overnight was probably something the heart of the female teacher could not bear. On Saturday afternoon, the teacher felt unease and fainted.  The doctors of the hospital where she was transferred could only confirm their death. The teacher of Nursing …

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Greek Lay-offs Minister: “I don’t sleep well at night”

While thousands civil servants are confronted with the nightmare of unemployment, another Greek drama occurs every night in an air-conditioned bedroom. A man is being plagued by difficult decisions. Minister of Administrative Reform Kyriakos Mitsotakis cannot sleep. “I do not sleep well at night when I know that they will …

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Greece is boiling… with empty pockets

I am not going to talk about  the masses of municipality workers and policemen, civil servants, teachers and school guards who take to the streets every day protesting the upcoming lay-offs in the Greek public sector. I am going to talk about my friend Markos and my friend Giota. Two people …

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Protests and Occupations as Municipality Workers & Civil Servants Oppose “Labour Reserve”

With slogans and banners against the loan agreement, municipality workers and civil servants took to the streets on Monday, protesting the measure of ‘labour reserve’ that will forcefully sent home workers with only 75% of their salary and thus as of next month.  Municipality workers launched nationwide mobilizations protesting the labour …

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