Greek cabinet approves plan to sack state workers
The Greek cabinet approved a measure on Sunday to begin reducing the number of state workers, a contentious part of an austerity plan aimed at freeing up EU and IMF loans.
The plan creates a "labour reserve" allowing state workers to be placed on partial pay and be dismissed after a year. The government has said it would put 30,000 workers in the reserve by the end of this year.
"The labour reserve measure was approved unanimously," a deputy minister who participated in a cabinet meeting told Reuters on condition of anonymity while the cabinet meeting was still under way.
[Source: Reuters, Athens, 02Oct11]
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