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Greek universities face huge job cuts

Strike by administrators against government move to reduce payroll forces closure of eight academic institutions.

Last Modified: 12 Oct 2013 12:09
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Eight of the biggest universities in Greece have closed because of a strike by administrators. They have staged the walkout because of a recent government announcement that 600 jobs may be cut to reduce the state payroll.

Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.

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