Greece prepares a purge of government officials under pressure from international creditors.
Partners of Athens have rejected a government proposal to Antonis Samaras administration to be “cleansed” in a natural way and 10 officials who leave the system to be employed only in a new one.
As a result, Greece renewed its commitment to cut 150 thousand jobs in the public sector by 2015, about 20% of the administrative apparatus.
But cuts will seriously inflated unemployment in Greece. At the end of May she was over 21% and next year is expected to reach 30 percent, the edition, citing a forecast by the unions in the country.
The jobs of the first senior officials who failed to meet government orders and reduced wages in units managed by them.
No work will remain and officials who were disciplined, example of financial abuse.
We show an example that the government in Athens has decided this time to fulfill its commitment. Thursday was fired CEO Larco, state-controlled nickel producer. The head of the company Anastasios Barakos was removed after refusing to cut salaries by 25% this year and another 10% next year.
Barakos came out on the ground that will not cut salaries of employees in the plant because the company’s shares were transferred by the Greek Ministry of Finance to the Agency for privatization. The government has ruled his motives as “weak.”
Ministry of Finance will investigate in Athens and other public corporations for signs that their directors, with the support of unions, not by cutting wages and keep them even with 20% higher than the salaries for similar positions in the private sector.