Contract workers for the Athens municipality on Friday decided to end a sit-in at Athens City Hall that lasted almost a month. They made the decision after a Supreme Court ruling on Thursday led them to the conclusion that developments favour their demands for permanent worker status.

The protesters withdrew from the City Hall building after inspecting the premises to make sure that no damages were caused.

According to their representatives, their future stance will depend on the decisions that will be made by the Athens mayor.

The Supreme Court decision concerned workers hired with temporary contracts before 2001, finding that they can be given permanent positions under labour law, and will serve as a pilot decision for cases involving the civil service and broader public sector.