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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 11:27 PM

14. this is a right wing source, but it had some details about the judges so i'm posting it anyway, as

 

it appears to be reporting facts w/o trying to make some winger point:

But the Greek government, in order to cut public expenses and to bring the nation’s fiscal situation back to order, plans to cut the salary of those magistrates and prosecutors by 25 percent. Stournaras met with the association and tried to persuade the members to accept pay cuts. But after already seeing their salaries reduced by almost 38 percent since the beginning of Greece's recent financial woes, the Association of Magistrates and Prosecutors voted unanimously to reject the government’s proposal and instead the members voted to begin a partial strike beginning on September 17 and lasting five days.

Already these officials work only five hours a day — from 10:00 in the morning to 3:00 in the afternoon — but under the partial strike the magistrates and prosecutors will work only one hour a day, and only cases nearing the statute of limitations will be heard. This slowdown hits a Greek judicial system in which it sometimes takes 10 years for a case to come to trial.

The Association of Magistrates and Prosecutors will meet again on September 22 to determine whether or not to continue this partial strike...

http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/12890-greek-judges-and-prosecutors-strike


so accepting the 25% cut would mean their salaries have been cut in half since the fiscal crisis began. that's big for the upper middle classes. i don't see how they could hold support together if even the top 20% are getting hit so hard.

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