Greece -Teachers threatened with arrest cancel strike -May 16, 2013

The government has threatened high school teachers with arrest if they go ahead with a nationwide strike that would disrupt university entrance exams. It is the third time in 2013 this government has invoked emergency law to force strikers back to work. The conservative-led coalition wants state high school teachers to put in two more hours of work each week and transfer 4,000 of them to remote parts of the country in order to plug staffing gaps. OLME, the teachers’ trade union, says that under the plan, about 10,000 part-time teachers could be dismissed once their temporary contracts expire. Just before the strike, teachers backed down and organised a four-hour walk out instead of the forbidden strike.

English: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/world/europe/greece-teachers-abandon-strike ...

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/12/uk-greece-strike ...

 

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