University of Athens on strike over government cutseNetEnglish.
Unions say that of 6,239 administrative staff at third-level institutions across the country, the government is seeking to place 1,765, or 25%, in its mobility scheme, which will end in dismissal if another job for them cannot be found in the public sector. In an interview on Skai TV, Pelegrinis said the university was facing its worst crisis in a decade.
According to the university's general director of administration, Panagiotis Fotopoulos, while the US has 9.5 administrators per 100 students and the UK 7.9, at the University of Athens the ratio is just two per 100.
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