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Backpay for civil servants gets "positive" measures rolling for government
The Greek government has submitted to Parliament draft legislation that paves the way for thousands of civil servants to receive millions of euros in backpay, marking the start of a period of intense activity for MPs as the coalition plans to follow this up with other measures promised by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Thessaloniki Expo in September.
The amendment tabled on Wednesday, which may be voted on by the end of Thursday, aims to comply with a Council of State decision that deemed the cuts made to the wages of uniformed personnel, doctors, lecturers and judges in 2012 were unconstitutional. ...
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