EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Public Sector

Public Sector

Geographic Location

Country: Greece


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.11 - General public administration activities

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-06-2014
Planned Job Reductions min: 6500
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-09-2014
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2014

Additional Information

Greek government is to cut 6,500 civil service jobs till the end of 2014. As reported, the job reduction measure is in the framework of a previously announced plan to cut 15,000 public sector jobs by the end of 2014, as part of the austerity measures agreed with the country's international lenders (IMF, EU and ECB). The job cuts are expected to take place from September 2014.

According to the sources, 3,600 jobs were lost in 2013 and 5,000 ones in the 1st half of 2014.