Greek PM Criticized While Announcing That 5% Public Sector Jobs to be Filled by Disabled



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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday that 15 percent of jobs in the public sector will be filled by persons with disabilities. He made this statement attending a special event to honor the members of the Greek mission to the 2016 Rio Paralympics, however, Paralympic Committee President George Foundoulakis was highly critical of the government while addressing the government’s plenary.

Foundoulakis said that the politics for the disabled people were negative. He intervened in the session by pointing out that there were heavy cuts that caused problems for Greece’s disabled. He told the government that the quality and morals of a country are reflected in its treatment of the weakest and most vulnerable groups.

Earlier Tsipras had underlined that the jobs to be given to the disabled in the public sector were “tangible support for (their) daily struggle, and a constant reminder to society that (they) are not second-class citizens.”