New Dismissals in Public Sector

    civil servantsThe Greek government has announced that it will proceed with new dismissals in the public sector since Greece will have to reduce its civil servants by 11,000.

    The Minister of Administrative Reform, Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that about 48,910 civil servants suspected of having been hired illegally presenting counterfeit documents since 2000, are facing the risk of dismissal. Many of them work for Greek Ministry of Culture and the Fire Department.

    Meanwhile, the Greek Ministries continue the listing of their staff in order to detect offenses and compile dismissals lists. According to the memorandum, the Greek government should be announcing the first wave of dismissals in May, 2014. Moreover, troika has suggested dismissals in municipalities and municipal companies. 

    Kyriakos Mitsotakis has stated that the government is trying to put an end to impunity in the public sector. He has pointed out that the public sector was dominated by a code of silence protecting civil servants from facing disciplinary action, but things have changed and inspections have increased.