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Greece Improves Corruption Perception Ranking

Greece significantly improved its corruption perception ranking in the index published by the Transparency International organization in 2019, scoring 48 points out of 100 and placing in 60th position worldwide. As recently as the year 2018, Greece had scored 45...

New Electronic System Expected to Save Greek Public Sector Hundreds of Millions

Greece's new ''Electronic Document Transfer System,'' the bill for which was signed by government ministers on Friday, is expected to save the Greek state at least €380 million in expenses annually. It is believed that the new, breakthrough system will...

Public Sector Employees Call 24-Hour Strike for Thursday

Greece’s largest public-sector union organization (ADEDY), which represents employees working for the country's public sector, has called for a 24-hour nationwide strike on Thursday, January 17. ADEDY demands the revocation of the new system for teachers' appointments, contained in a...

Wages in Public Sector Rose for Last Three Years; Private Sector Fell

According to the ERGANI database of the Greek Labor Ministry, the wages the Greek State paid to its staff rose by the impressive figure of 16.7 percent from 2014 to 2017. The information was released following a request from...

Greek Public Sector Workers on Strike Over Pay, Pensions

The largest union representing public sector employees in Greece has called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesday. ADEDY, which represents about half a million public sector workers, is demanding wage and pension increases. It wants the left-led Syriza government to retract...

Tsipras Pledges to Hire 10,000 Public Servants Following Church Agreement

In an interview with Greece's Alpha TV, the country's Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, said that the proposed agreement between the government and the Church of Greece will free up to 10,000 positions in the public sector that the government...

Greece Faces More Strikes on May 30

Greece faces widespread disruption on May 30 as a range of labor unions announce a 24-hour strike. The General Confederation of Greek Labor, which represents over 80 individual unions, will instruct its members to strike. They will be joined by...

Greece Sees Huge Rise in Public Sector

The number of public sector agencies in Greece skyrocketed between 2015 and 2017, despite a government commitment to reduce it, a Kathimerini newspaper report has claimed. Specifically, from 2015 -- when the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition came to power -- until...

Young Greeks Who Left to Work Abroad Turn their Backs on Greek Public Sector

The promise of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that his administration would stop Greece's brain drain by offering jobs in the public sector to university graduates, goes to deaf ears as those who have left Greece are not interested in...

Greek Public Sector Hirings Exceeded Retirements in 2016

Greece's public sector registry in 2016 was marked by more hirings than retirements, with the difference being the largest in the past four years, a Kathimerini report says. According to Ministry of Administrative Reconstruction figures, based on a qualitative and...