Greece -The impact of austerity on education -January 22, 2015

In an interview the president of the school teachers union explains what austerity has meant for the education sector. The reduction of the education budget to less than 2% of GDP has brought the country in the ranks of the worst countries in the world.

In an interview the president of the school teachers union explains what austerity has meant for the education sector. The reduction of the education budget to less than 2% of GDP has brought the country in the ranks of the worst countries in the world. The total workforce in education has been reduced with 27% and 2000 schools were closed. Wage cuts went up to 45%, bringing down the monthly wage to 640 euro. The level of education has decreased with a generation that will never have the opportunity to attend school.

English: http://www.equaltimes.org/greel-schoolteachers-denounce ...  


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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