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New Government Garbage Collectors Deadlock Leaves Greece Amid Mounts of Trash

Monday's new meeting between the temporary municipal workers union (POE-OTA) and Greek Minister of the Interior Panos Skourletis ended in a deadlock. As a result, piled-up trash will remain on the streets of Athens and other cities across Greece, with...

Record of 12,000 Contract Hirings in Greek Public Sector in 2016

The Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) report for 2016 shows that 12,125 people were hired in the public sector as seasonal staff, fixed-term employees and contract workers. The number is a record-high increase, especially considering that through ASEP...

Greek Government to Permanently Hire Thousands of Contract Municipal Workers

The Greek government is prepared to introduce an amendment that will allow thousands of municipal contract workers to be hired on a permanent basis via the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP), Minister of State Christoforos Vernardakis said...

1.000 Applicants for Every Job Opening in Greek Public Sector

Approximately 15,000 applications were submitted electronically in just 18 days in regards to ASEP’s recent notification of 149 job openings. The Greek Finance Ministry, has 149 staff positions which will be filled by candidates that hold a higher, technical, or secondary...

Arvanitopoulos Insists On College Firing List

Greek Education Minister Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, sent a letter on Sept. 30 to the deans of the universities in Greece, asking for the names of the administrative employees that will be suspended that they have refused to give  and in...

Stournaras Says "Compulsory Exits" Aren't Firings

Taking political spin to new heights, Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said public workers who will be dismissed from their jobs aren't being fired, merely being given "compulsory exits," although the end result means they will be without a...

One in 10 Workers Faked Resume

As it's begun the process of transferring or firing 25,000 state workers over the next two years on the orders of international lenders, the Greek government said it has found so far that 10 percent of those it hired...

Strike Shuts Down Greek Tax Offices

With Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the New Democracy Conservative leader, hoping there won't be a repeat of last year's repeated strikes, protests and riots against austerity measures he's imposing on the orders of international lenders, workers in tax offices...