University administrators enter their 11th week of strike action

It looked unlikely on Monday that the long-delayed fall semester would begin today at Greece’s two biggest tertiary education institutions after administrative staff at Athens University and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) decided to extend their strike into its 11th week.

Workers at the two institutions are protesting government plans to place more than 1,300 university office workers in a labor mobility scheme, though professors at the NTUA, who were striking in solidarity with the workers, last week decided to go back to work this week in order to ensure the start of the semester.

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