Thriller until the final decisions on wages
The thriller about wages has entered perhaps its "wildest" phase, focusing on the pressure of the Troika for cuts up to 25%...
The thriller about wages has entered perhaps its "wildest" phase, focusing on the pressure of the Troika for cuts up to 25%. The Saturday evening meeting of Lucas Papademos with Thomsen, Masuch and Morse, which lasted from 19.00 until 23.00, creates the certainty that the political leaders’ meeting on Sunday. chaired by the prime minister might even have the form of an ultimatum for Greece: "do what we ask or you go default."
Finance minister Evangelos Venizelos and Labour minister George Koutroumanis both attended the meeting, the first stating earlier that negotiations are at an extremely critical juncture.
The government is arguing against wage cuts, claiming that in such a case the economy would lose about 6 billion, of which 2.5 will be from pension funds and 1 from state revenue.
Information on protothema.gr points to alternative scenarios, such as keeping the Christmas bonus and cutting Easter and holiday bonuses, and the minimum wage depending on the occasion.
The auditors insist on layoffs in the public sector too, even in areas such as Defense and Health, with the respective ministers saying "no" at least for the time being.
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