Seems like a trend that has taken off from the US to the UK and now in Greece where they are being asked to work for free. In other countries its nicely wrapped up in the guise of gaining work experience but not so in Greece. Then again, there is no requirement to look after the people’s interest as long as the technocrats run the show.

Salary cutbacks (called “unified payroll”) for contract workers at the public sector set to be finalized today. Cuts to be valid retroactively since november 2011. Expected result: Up to 64.000 people will work without salary this month, or even be asked to return money. Amongst them 21.000 teachers, 13.000 municipal employees and 30.000 civil servants.

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