OPINION

Back to school

Beyond the recurring calls to arms and appeals to overturn the establishment, both the teachers’ strikes and school sit-ins have been in decline since educators’ unions announced a new wave of action to protest the government’s mobility scheme for public sector workers.

This should be cause for concern for main opposition party SYRIZA, as well as the country’s union movement, with regard to the kind of position they ought to adopt from now on.

While Greek citizens are angry and being put to the test, they choose not to go down the road of conflict and extreme industrial action as they understand that this kind of reaction will not solve any of the problems currently plaguing the country.

Greeks are trying to survive and they want good, functioning schools for their children, as well as employment and the creation of new jobs for themselves.

They believe that there is still a light at the end of the tunnel and, in any case, are not seduced by visions of revolution and uprisings.