The documents state that ERT has been abolished and a special administrator has been designated. The government, however, has ignored a ruling by the state’s highest court, the Council of State, to restore the signal until the agency is restructured.
All 2,656 workers at the station were fired and only 1000-1200 will be brought back to run a new operation called NERIT, which is planned to be independent.
The new administrator informs the employees that, “Your employment or work contract has terminated from June 11, 2013. Instead of the legal compensation you deserve, you will receive a two month salary.”
The President of the PanHellenic Federation of ERT employees characterized the development as irrational, and mentioned that on one hand the employees are dismissed, but on the other they haven’t signed their dismissals yet.
It was noted that the former employees of ERT are obliged to preserve all the assets of the station and its subsidiaries. It is considered that all assets are under the possession and under the responsibility of the employees, in the framework of their duties deriving from the execution of their dissolved contract, the regulation and every relative general or specific delegation of tasks.