Soldiers set to sue over wages

Members of the armed forces and emergency services look set to take legal action to have their wages restored to pre-2012 levels after the government suggested it would not raise their pay to the same standard.

Representatives of the two groups held talks Tuesday with the president of the Council of State, Sotiris Rizos. The court issued a verdict earlier this year instructing the government to reverse the 10 percent wage cuts it implemented in 2012 and pay soldiers and policemen the salaries they had missed out on since then.

Rizos said he was not in a position to comment on the issue. The public servants now look set to file a suit against the state either at the Supreme Court or the administrative courts.

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