Municipal public school guard Yiorgos Avramidis (43) married with two children, from the northern Greek town of Edessa, sits in front of a police line guarding the Greek parliament in Athens, as Greece’s coalition government voted for a bill to cut public sector jobs. The bill includes deeply divisive plans for a transfer and layoff scheme for 25,000 public workers - mainly teachers and municipal police - that had triggered a week of almost daily marches, rallies and strikes in protest. Mr Avramidis is one of the more than 2,000 public school guards that lost their jobs. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

The Greek parliament last night narrowly approved a vote to sack public sector workers as thousands chanting anti-austerity slogans protested outside(...)