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[IWS] EIRO: ESTONIA: NEW CIVIL SERVICE ACT REDUCES CIVIL SERVANTS BY 25% [24 October 2013]
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ESTONIA: NEW CIVIL SERVICE ACT REDUCES CIVIL SERVANTS BY 25% [24 October 2013]
Estonia’s new Civil Service Act, which has been in preparation since 2001, was finally approved by parliament on 13 June 2012. It came into effect on 1 April 2013 and aims to modernise public services and make them more effective. However, under the reforms, civil servants lose some benefits and the total number of civil servants is reduced by 25%. Unions remain critical of the new legislation and employers, while quite satisfied with the changes, feel they do not go far enough.
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