An employee of the Greek Parliament has been fired after failing to turn up for work for some six months, according to reports, making him the first worker in the House to be let go.

A report in Ethnos newspaper's Sunday edition said that the unnamed worker had been reported to a disciplinary council after an unauthorized absence of four months. The council decided to suspend him from duty and cancel his pay, prompting him to turn up to the accounts office and lodge a complaint.

His appearance at the accounts office led to further action, with the disciplinary council deciding to fire him after he failed to clock in for six consecutive months, Ethnos said.