Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA parliamentary alliance) parliamentary group leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday called on the Greek people to "send the government and the troika into reserve labor before they bankrupt Greece for good", addressing a protest rally against reserve labor organised by the Thessaloniki Labor Center in the northern Greek capital.
"Either the working people and the youths will find themselves in the labor reserve, or the government and the troika will find themselves in the labor reserve. Everyone must reply to this quandary. Will we let them put our lives, our dreams into reserve, or will we show them the way to reserve once and for all?" he asked.
Tsipras further urged the civil services and state organisations (DEKO) affected by the measure to refuse to comply with the government's demand that they send in lists of supernumerary personnel and instead turn in lists with the vacant organic positions and tens of vacancies that need to be filled immediately.
The supernumerary personnel are in the Cabinet, in prime minister George Papandreou's government, he added.