There are several useful conclusions to be drawn from the fiasco that was the secondary school teachers’ strike.
The leadership of the union representing secondary school teachers, OLME, was influenced by radical elements who confused the concept of staging a revolution with that of holding a strike, at a time when thousands of families have all of their attention focused on their children doing well in university entrance exams.
Despite the tribulations of the past few years, it is clear that society will not applaud such extreme measures and favor actions that show moderation and maturity. Often pushed to go over the top by various forces, most citizens know that the survival of the country – their own and their family’s survival – hinges on hard work, prudence and national consensus.
If the leadership of the country’s unions get this as well, even at this advanced stage, maybe they could save some face in the eyes of society and maintain some of their dignity.