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Cyprus gov't continues to discriminate between jobless

23 April, 2014

The Nicosia District Officer announced that the draw took place on Tuesday to select electoral officers and assistants who will man the various polling stations during the European Parliament elections on May 25.
The process was limited to unemployed university graduates who will be trained and paid for the day’s work.
As was expected, the ruling DISY was quick to praise the government decision, with total disregard for the rest of the unemployed, once again discriminating among the jobless.
The election budget is only slightly lower than the cost of the presidential elections held in February 2013, with the bulk of the expense headed for the compensation of civil servants who will be working on that day and to pay for special staff, such as the unemployed university graduates.
Previous calls to rotate public servants’ work schedules and to reward them with a holiday on another day were not heeded.