Friday March 27, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Teachers meeting at noon to decide on strike action

Members of the union representing state secondary school teachers (OLME) are to convene at noon on Friday to decide whether or not go ahead with strike action later this month -- a move that would disrupt university entrance examinations -- after marathon talks with Education Minister Constantinos Arvanitopoulos on Thursday broke down.

After 10 hours of talks on Thursday, 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.” He referred to a dispute between teachers affiliated with the Communist-backed labor union PAME and with DAKE, the union backed by conservative New Democracy, but expressed optimism that a final decision would be reached on Friday.

The planned action by the teachers has fueled a political row too with the main leftist opposition party SYRIZA accusing the government of blackmailing teachers by insisting that they call off their planned industrial action while ND has accused the leftists of “playing political games at the expense of hundreds of thousands of pupils.”

Teachers are seeking the revocation of a draft presidential decree that foresees a two-hour increase to their weekly working hours. They also oppose government plans to scale back auxiliary staff hirings next year.

ekathimerini.com , Friday May 10, 2013 (10:30)  
ND, PASOK say coalition signed up to tough terms
Greek defense minister heads to USA after controversy
Police find Xeros’s bomb-testing spot
Judges send 32 to trial for kickbacks in submarine deal
Bank deposits lost another 7.6 billion euros last month
Lenders saw their customers’ deposits shrink further last month, Bank of Greece data showed on Thursday, while the flight appears to be continuing this month. On the bright side, the Europea...
Cash concerns keep Athens bourse action tight
Cash is drying up in the Greek market and this is being felt increasingly at the local bourse as well, as the benchmark saw all its Tuesday gains evaporate on Thursday on relatively low turn...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
All is well that ends well for Olympiakos
Young Ioannis Papapetrou helped Olympiakos stage an impressive last-quarter performance to beat visiting Efes Anadolu 86-75 on Thursday and bring its Euroleague losing streak to an end. The ...
BASKETBALL
Reds survive KAO Dramas scare in Piraeus
KAO Dramas gave depleted Olympiakos a scare at the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Monday, but the league leaders eventually managed to get their 20th win in 21 games. The Reds won by 10 (72...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Time to get moving
More than two months have passed since the elections and the government has to stop running around in circles and adopt a program of specific reforms, with detailed calculations as to their ...
COMMENTARY
A competent crew is key
Greek politicians are mostly strangers to technocratic management and deft bargaining. The political system has regrettably unraveled the country’s public administration – a process set in m...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. All is well that ends well for Olympiakos
2. ND, PASOK say coalition signed up to tough terms
3. Greek defense minister heads to USA after controversy
4. Police find Xeros’s bomb-testing spot
5. Judges send 32 to trial for kickbacks in submarine deal
6. Greek, Chinese FMs discuss deepening countries’ ties
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece optimistic on deal with euro area next week
2. Opposition renews calls for minister to resign over legal cases
3. Greek foreign minister explores deepening of ties with China on Beijing visit
4. Stathakis against scrapping tax breaks for islands
5. Fed's Bullard: Grexit would be a Greek issue, not a euro issue
6. New Xeros safe house found near Athens, police say
Today
This Week
1. Next Monday is D-Day for state funds
2. Total victory is unattainable
3. EU asks Greece for more reforms to speed talks on bailout
4. PM faces Merkel amid race to detail reforms
5. New book by ex-US diplomat delves deeper into the recesses of Greek terrorism
6. Some more equal than others
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.