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Articles from Greece

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 November 2013

    Argentinian teachers in solidarity with Greece

    The President OLME, one of EI’s Greek affiliates, Kotsifakis Themistoklis, met the Executive Board of the Argentinian teachers’ union CTERA in October. The delegation was led by Stella Maldonado, CTERA’s General Secretary and a member of EI’s Executive Board.

    Argentinian teachers in solidarity with Greece
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 September 2013

    Greece: Teachers’ ongoing strike to protest attacks on public education

    Greek teachers have been on strike since 16 September in a campaign to have their demands met by public authorities. After a five–days rolling strike, the general assembly of OLME (Greek Federation of Secondary Education State School Teachers) called on educators to follow the strike action until 24 September.

    Greece: Teachers’ ongoing strike to protest attacks on public education
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 16 September 2013

    ETUCE Workshop in Athens on ICT and Early school leaving

    On Friday, 20th September 2013, ETUCE organizes a workshop on how to prevent early school leaving through the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

    ETUCE Workshop in Athens on ICT and Early school leaving
  4. Standards and working conditions 13 September 2013

    Greek teachers’ strikes as of 16 September 2013

    OLME launched a five–days rolling strike as of September 16th following the decision of the teachers’ general assemblies. At the end of each 5 days strike the teachers’ general assemblies will take stock of the situation and then decide on the course of the strike action.

    Greek teachers’ strikes as of 16 September 2013
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 August 2013

    Greece: Sign union petition to save public education

    The Greek Federation of Secondary State School Teachers (OLME), one of EI’s national affiliates, has organised an online petition to protest against the planned suspension and dismissal of Greek teachers.

    Greece: Sign union petition to save public education
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 July 2013

    Greece: Multi-bill threatens vocational education

    On 17 July, a multi-bill is expected to pass at the Greek Parliament under which more than 4,000 state employees, including teachers, are facing dismissal this year. EI’s affiliate, the Greek federation of secondary education state school teachers, OLME, has warned that over 2,500 teachers are facing an eight-month suspension...

    Greece: Multi-bill threatens vocational education
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 May 2013

    Greece: solidarity with teachers as their trade union rights are undermined

    EI and its European organisation, the ETUCE, have expressed solidarity with Greek teachers and their union in their call to maintain their right to strike. EI General Secretary Fred Van Leeuwen has formally asked the Greek Prime Minister Samaras to uphold the civil rights of teachers in the interests of...

    Greece: solidarity with teachers as their trade union rights are undermined
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 September 2012

    Greece: solidarity with educators hit by harsh austerity measures

    EI’s European Region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) has issued a Statement on Greece. At its meeting on 17 September, the ETUCE Bureau expressed its solidarity with Greek teacher, in relation to their announced general strike on 26 September.

    Greece: solidarity with educators hit by harsh austerity measures
  9. Union growth 9 February 2012

    Greece: Austerity measures put trade union rights at considerable risk

    EI and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have condemned the latest developments in the negotiation between the national government and the Troika (European Commission, European Central Bank [ECB], and International Monetary Fund [IMF]) that would smash minimum wages, collective agreements and rights in Greece.

    Greece: Austerity measures put trade union rights at considerable risk
  10. Standards and working conditions 11 October 2011

    Greece: Teachers on strike against austerity

    Greek teachers have joined other public sector workers from all over the country to take part in strike action this week to protest against radical cuts that have been proposed by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund and implemented by the Greek government.

    Greece: Teachers on strike against austerity
  11. Standards and working conditions 8 August 2011

    Greece: Teachers plan new strikes for September

    Teachers and university professors in Greece are planning a new wave of strikes in September after seeing their pay and benefits cut by the equivalent of two months of pay a year. Hundreds of thousands of people, including teachers, have been demonstrating on the streets of Greece over the last...

    Greece: Teachers plan new strikes for September
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 1 July 2011

    Greece: Teachers under attack as violence erupts

    Members of Greek teachers’ unions clashed with police forces yesterday as they protested against a set of draconian budget cuts that were approved by parliament on Wednesday. The demonstration was led by the Greek Federation of Secondary State School Teachers (OLME) and the Greek Primary Teachers Federation (DOE) and took...

    Greece: Teachers under attack as violence erupts
  13. Standards and working conditions 28 June 2011

    Greece: Teachers join two day general strike

    The EI General Secretary has met with Greek teachers who are set to be among thousands of public and private sector workers who are taking part in a 48-hour general strike in Greece this week as the parliament prepares for a key vote on tough austerity measures.

    Greece: Teachers join two day general strike
  14. Union growth 25 February 2011

    Greece: Teacher unions join forces to fight neo-liberal policies

    The Greek Federation of Secondary Education School Teachers (OLME) and the Primary Education Teachers’ Federation (DOE) are protesting against austerity measures which are damaging education by holding a 48-hour strike.

    Greece: Teacher unions join forces to fight neo-liberal policies
  15. Union growth 21 May 2010

    EI supports Greek General Strike: cuts won't create growth

    EI has expressed solidarity with the unions' General Strike in Greece on 20 May, 2010, against the austerity measures that the government is under pressure to impose in exchange for a multi-billion Euro international aid package.

    EI supports Greek General Strike: cuts won't create growth
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 6 May 2010

    EI and ETUCE express solidarity with Greek Unions

    Education International and the European Trade Union Committee for Education have issued full support and solidarity to the Greek teaching unions, OLME and DOE, in their struggle to protect teachers’ salaries and pensions in order to maintain standards of living.

    EI and ETUCE express solidarity with Greek Unions
  17. Union growth 4 April 2007

    Greece: EI condemns use of violence against teachers and students

    EI sent a strong message to the Greek Minister of National Education and Religious Affairs on 4 April, condemning the use of violence by the police against teacher unionists and students during their demonstration on 8 March.

    Greece: EI condemns use of violence against teachers and students
  18. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 January 2007

    Greece: Pan-Hellenic strike on 10 Jan against privatisation of higher education

    EI affiliates Didaskalikeh Omospondia Elladas (DOE) - the Greek Primary Teachers' Federation and the Omospondÿa Leitourgÿn Mÿsehÿ Ekpaÿdeysehÿ (OLME) - the Federation of Secondary School Teachers of Greece, will be participating in a "pan-Hellenic strike" against the privatisation of higher education in the country.

    Greece: Pan-Hellenic strike on 10 Jan against privatisation of higher education