Thursday November 27, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
12o C
9o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Greek teachers eye strike after talks with government stall

Members of the union representing state secondary school teachers (OLME) are to meet again on Friday with Education Minister Constantinos Arvanitopoulos after the minister’s efforts on Thursday to dissuade them from launching strike action later this month, when pupils are to start university entrance examinations, failed to yield a compromise.

Speaking after Thursday’s meeting, OLME president Nikos Papachristos said teachers were “very close to agreeing on a proposal for a 24-hour strike on May 17 and a five-day strike from May 20.” His comments followed a dispute between teachers affiliated with the Communist-backed labor union PAME and with DAKE, the union backed by conservative New Democracy.

A row also broke out between ND and main leftist opposition SYRIZA, with the latter accusing the government of blackmailing teachers in its insistence that they cancel planned strike action due to the disruptive impact this would have. ND accused the leftists of “playing political games at the expense of hundreds of thousands of pupils.”

Protesting teachers want to avert plans to increase their working hours and to scale back auxiliary staff hirings next year.

The last time teachers went on strike during the university entrance exam period was 1988, when protesters walked off the job for 37 days in a row.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday May 9, 2013 (20:27)  
Hundreds of migrants on crippled ship off Crete
Policemen suspected of working at Piraeus bar where shooting took place
Ankara proposes private firm to seek natural gas off Cyprus
Further tension builds up at universities
Debtors snap up offer for easier settlements
The government’s plan for the settlement debts to the state is paying off as Greeks are signing up in numbers for the more favorable payment scheme. In less than 24 hours since the opening o...
Belgium gas firm said to be eyeing DESFA
Belgian natural gas network operator Fluxys is said to be eyeing the Greek gas grid, after signing an agreement on Monday with its Greek counterpart (DESFA) for the drafting of a study on th...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Atletico eyes last 16 berth against Olympiakos
Greek champion Olympiakos faces a tough task if it is to prevent last season's beaten finalist Atletico Madrid sealing its passage into the last 16 of the Champions League at the Vicente Cal...
SOCCER
EPO ends soccer suspension, Super League resumes
Soccer action will resume this weekend after the Super League convened on Monday, elected a new president and alternate president and sent a letter to the soccer federation that assures it t...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Beware of the fallen idols
Akis Tsochatzopoulos, a legendary figure of the Greek socialist movement, a man who came very close to taking over the party that governed the country for half of the time following the fall...
EDITORIAL
The hard truth
The coalition government must tell the truth to the Greek people, even if this entails admitting to mistakes made over the last few months. The country’s citizens are fully aware of how cruc...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Hundreds of migrants on crippled ship off Crete
2. Atletico eyes last 16 berth against Olympiakos
3. Debtors snap up offer for easier settlements
4. Belgium gas firm said to be eyeing DESFA
5. OLP approval paves way for investment in Piraeus
6. Airport tender exceeds expectations
more news
Today
This Week
1. Anastasiades to undergo heart surgery in the US on Dec 4
2. Cargo vessel carrying hundreds of migrants adrift southeast of Crete
3. Two police officers among 9 arrested for drug trafficking
4. Trade deficit widens by 8.7 percent during Jan-Sept period, says ELSTAT report
5. Fraport, Copelouzos offer highest bid for Greek regional airports
6. Stop Mediterranean becoming vast migrant cemetery, Pope tells Europe
Today
This Week
1. Give Greece a chance
2. Biden heads to Istanbul amid tension over Cyprus EEZ violation
3. Scientists expand excavation of ancient Amphipolis
4. Extremism from a bygone era
5. Piraeus nightclub shooting leaves 3 seriously injured
6. Cosco’s Greek unit adds multinational rail-freight client
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.