(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, AUGUST 8 - A new meeting between Greece's coalition leaders on Tuesday failed to yield any results, amid objections from junior partner Democratic Left to plans to revive a labor reserve scheme to reduce the public sector wage bill. Sources told Kathimerini that Democratic Left chief Fotis Kouvelis expressed his opposition to the measure, leaving Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in no doubt that another option should be considered. Kouvelis pointed out that when the scheme was adopted last year, it was soon abandoned as only a few thousand civil servants were placed in the labor pool, where they earn 60% of their salary but do not need to go to work. Socialist Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos is also said to have expressed his doubts about the scheme, but added that he was also against the idea of mass sackings in the public sector. Meanwhile Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras ruled out the option of layoffs in the public sector on Tuesday. Responding to information that has come to light suggesting that layoffs and the labour reserve measure will be implemented in the public sector, Stournaras said that the option of layoffs is not being considered adding, however, that the labour reserve measure will be examined "because the numbers do not add up easily. 11.5 billion euros is a large number and we are not quite there yet; we are 3.5-4 billion euros short." Independent Greeks parties condemned the coalition government meetings on Monday and Tuesday, stating that they are just following the demands of the troika. (ANSAmed).