University Administrative Staff Won’t Be Laid-Off



AUEBAccording to the Greek Ministry of Education, university administrative employees who were expecting to be laid-off in the near future, have now been given an additional eight month period to remain in their positions before it is decided whether they will be made redundant.

However, several administrative employees from the University of Ioannina and the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) are going to lose their jobs on May 24. As of September 2013, their positions within the universities have been eliminated and no alternative work position has been found in order for them to escape being laid-off.

The mobility scheme that was put to work on September 24, 2013 involved a total of 1,158 university administrative staff. This caused many strikes from employees who protested against the scheme and academics who wanted to support their cause, resulting in several universities losing their fall semester.

The Greek Ministry of Education is now searching to clarify certain amendments that were passed last year. As a result of these amendments, the eight-month labor reserve period did not begin simultaneously for all employees.

Administrative employees from the National Technical University of Athens and the University of Athens have been given an eight month period before the Ministry can decide whether their positions will become redundant.