Athens re-hires laid off public workers as it seeks more cash help

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By Euronews
Athens re-hires laid off public workers as it seeks more cash help

<p>Greece is defying its international creditors and re-hiring thousands of public sector workers, including cleaners. </p> <p>A law has been passed which will see thousands of people, laid off under cuts, being given jobs. </p> <p>The move comes as Athens looks to secure more desperately needed financial aid. </p> <p>“We won’t go beyond the limits of our red lines,“ he said. “It’s clear that we cannot cut pensions.”</p> <p>Athens is running out of cash but has dragged its feet on accepting unpopular reforms promised by a previous government.</p> <p>Negotiations have moved so slowly that the lenders have ruled out an agreement at next Monday’s meeting of eurozone finance ministers.</p>