Labour Min Achtsioglou: We will not accept IMF’s unreasonable demands

Labour Minister Effi Achtsioglou on Saturday in an interview with Real News newspaper sent a clear message that the government will not accept unreasonable demands from the IMF on labour relations outside the European regularity, such as legislating austerity measures for the period after the completion of the programme in 2018.

She underlined that she will insist on keeping the threshold for mass layoffs stable while she left open the way that the IMF will participate in the Greek programme.

The Greek Labour Minister also said that it is impossible to meet the 0.5 percent primary surplus in 2016 and estimated that the automatic contingent mechanism will not be activated.