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Greek Education Minister Tries to Block Teachers Evaluation Strike

September 30, 2021

ATHENS – Education Minister Niki Kerameus asked a First Instance Court in Athens to bar a strike by four teachers unions whose members don't want to have their work evaluated in the classroom.

She wants the court to declare a strike unlawful because she said it was announced without public debate and having enough of a staff readily available to keep schools going.

“It is now a well-established practice of these unions to declare a strike-abstention from any legislated process that is simply not to their liking, such as yesterday’s announcement of OLME for an abstention from e-learning in cases where it is not possible to have in-class learning,” the Education Ministry said in a statement, reported Kathimerini.

The strike is backed by Greek primary teachers’ federation (DOE), the secondary school teachers’ union (OLME), the federation of associations of special education staff (POSEEPEA) and the the federation of private school teachers (OIELE) with a court set to deliberate the case on Sept. 30.

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