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A grim innovation from Greece: The slow-motion layoff

An demonstrator holds a Greek flag in front of the parliament during a general strike in Athens on July 16, 2013.

The Greek parliament votes today on whether to send as many as 25,000 government workers into a so-called "labor reserve." The vote comes as Greece faces pressure from other euro zone countries and the International Monetary Fund to tighten its public sector spending. Thousands of Greeks took to the streets yesterday and today to protest the measure.

The BBC's Europe Correspondent Chris Morris joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio from Athens with the latest.

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Chris Morris is a reporter with the BBC.
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