Final decisions regarding layoffs in the public sector have Greece’s state-employed laborers worried. Over the next two months, 4,000 public employees will be laid off in a bid to streamline government finances.
Apart from those who have committed a criminal or disciplinary offense, 25,000 employees whose limited time contracts were changed to fixed contracts are among those who will be released. The pool from which the Ministry will make layoffs also includes those who have been given an 18-month suspension and have not yet been absorbed into another position.
Other impacted employees consist of the following:
1,800 contractors who continue to work despite the fact that their contracts have expired.
850 employees working at companies belonging to the Ministry of Transport.
150 employees working at companies belonging to the Ministry of Rural Development.
90 employees working at companies belonging to the Ministry of Culture.
2,610 employees who failed to pass checks conducted by the Ministry of Administrative Reform on issues related to the legality of their documents.