The Greek Civil Servants’ Confederation (ADEDY) on Tuesday released data on the number of public sector employees who now amount to 567,000.
ADEDY announced the figures at a press conference ahead of Thursday’s general strike of civil servants, in protest of the new austerity measures implemented. Including army and police staff, the total number of public sector employees stands at 567,000.
According to ADEDY, the total number has decreased by almost 370,000 people since 2011. Specifically, in 2011 the total number of people working for the Greek State had reached 936,000.
The confederation board claims that there are many personnel shortages in key positions in several ministries. ADEDY calls for hiring more employees in the public sector to fill the gaps, especially in health, education, social services and security funds.
Finally, there was a call for mass participation in the general strike on Thursday and the protest rally that will start at 11:00 am at Klafthmonos Square in Athens.
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