Unions clash with may­ors over con­tract work­ers

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Cit­ing a lack of funds, sev­eral lo­cal au­thor­i­ties are re­fus­ing to ex­tend the con­tracts of clean­ing staff at mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, draw­ing a ve­he­ment re­sponse from the union rep­re­sent­ing mu­nic­i­pal work­ers, which called them stooges of the Cen­tral Union of Greek Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties (KEDE). It also ac­cused KEDE of push­ing for the abo­li­tion of the per­ti­nent leg­is­la­tion re­gard­ing con­tract work­ers.

“If the gov­ern­ment wants us to ex­tend the con­tracts of work­ers then it should give us money,” Corinth Mayor Alexan­dros Pnev­matikos told Kathimerini yes­ter­day.

How­ever, in a state­ment, KEDE urged may­ors to ap­prove the con­tract ex­ten­sions, say­ing it was the gov­ern­ment and Par­lia­ment’s re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure the funds.

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