Greek Civil Servants Boycott Evaluation Process

Public sector employees have refused to cooperate in the evaluation of their performance, as the deadline for the completion of the process expired on Tuesday.

According to estimates, the abstention rate was around 70%, while ADEDY –the union representing public employees- claims that the percentage exceeded 80%.

Trade union officials have been urging their members to abstain from the evaluation process and not heed to “pressures” by the government. They have been reassuring their members that they will not face any disciplinary procedures.

The process that ended on Tuesday was the third attempt to complete the assessment of public service employees, which is a requirement by Greece’s international creditors and part of the bailout agreement.

The impasse is bound to alarm the institutions, which see timetables being ignored, given that evaluation should have been completed by the end of June.