OLME is launching 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 …

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OLME is launching 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.

The situation in public schools is dramatic:

  • There are 16,000 fewer teachers in secondary education meaning 20% reduction since June 2013.
  • 102 Vocational Education Schools are closing down
  • 2,500 Vocational Education Teachers are being suspended-just a step before dismissal
  • In 2009 there was 33% reduction of spending on education which is expected to reach 47% in 2016.
  • There is a compulsory transfer of 5,000 teachers to primary education and administration posts.

The government has passed a new law on education without a dialogue establishing a harsh, examination-centered system in all forms/grades of upper secondary education forcing students to seek private tuition outside school and leading to school dropouts. The government proceeds to:

  • The privatization of a part of Vocational Education
  • The introduction of apprenticeship as a form of minor/under-age employment replacing education process.

OLME intends to create a Solidarity Fund to support teachers in strike.

We would appreciate your support.

To contact OLME (@OLMEGR) you can do so at the below details:

OLME

GREEK FEDERATION OF SECONDARY EDUCATION STATE SCHOOL TEACHERS

2, Kornarou & Ermou Str.

Athens (10563)

Tel: 0030 210 3230073-3221255

Fax: 0030 210 3311338-3227382

www.olme.gr

E-mail: olme@otenet.gr, and interolme@yahoo.gr


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