Greek Parliament has passed a bill resulting in 15,000 job losses by the end of 2014. The bill which saw a majority vote of 168 votes to 123 was heavily supported by all three of the coalition government’s parties.
As Greece continues to impose further austerity measures across the country the move comes as blow to many civil servants whose constitutional guarantee of a job for life will essentially be revoked.
Demonstrators reacted angrily to the news outside of the parliament buildings following the announcement.
It is expected that 2,000 civil servants will be expected to leave by June 2013, a further 2000 by the end of 2013 and 11,000 losses made during 2014.
As a result of the latest bill passed by parliament this will ensure that Greece meets the conditions to receive a further 8.8billion euros ($11.4billion) in the coming months.