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Greece says it won't accept wage, pension cuts, accuses IMF of insisting on a hard line

  • People wait at an urban train station platform in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, on Sunday, June 14, 2015.  A government official says Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told senior aides to "forget about elections or a referendum," whatever the outcome of the country's talks with creditors. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    People wait at an urban train station platform in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, on Sunday, June 14, 2015. A government official says Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told senior aides to "forget about elections or a referendum," whatever the outcome of the country's talks with creditors. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man drinks coffee at an old traditional cafe in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, on Sunday, June 14, 2015.  A government official says Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told senior aides to "forget about elections or a referendum," whatever the outcome of the country's talks with creditors.(AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    A man drinks coffee at an old traditional cafe in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, on Sunday, June 14, 2015. A government official says Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told senior aides to "forget about elections or a referendum," whatever the outcome of the country's talks with creditors.(AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman adjusts items beside the flags of European Union flag, center top, and Greece, outside a kiosk in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, on Sunday, June 14, 2015.  A government official says Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told senior aides to "forget about elections or a referendum," whatever the outcome of the country's talks with creditors. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    A woman adjusts items beside the flags of European Union flag, center top, and Greece, outside a kiosk in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, on Sunday, June 14, 2015. A government official says Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told senior aides to "forget about elections or a referendum," whatever the outcome of the country's talks with creditors. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)  (The Associated Press)

Greece will never accept cuts in pensions and wages or extra taxes on necessities such as electricity, a government official says.

The official says representatives of the International Monetary Fund insist on pension and wage savings worth about 1.8 billion euros ($2 billion) and an equal amount of extra revenue from Value Added Tax.

"These measures concern the popular classes and employees," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing talks in Brussels between Greece and its creditors.

He added that Greece will no longer accept measures that undermine growth and has submitted proposals that cover creditors' demands for a primary budget surplus without doing so.

Greece and its creditors resumed talks on a bailout deal in Brussels Saturday.