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Cameras in Greek Classrooms: Educational Aid or Invasion of Privacy?

The Greek government's proposed bill to offer live streaming lessons from classrooms to stay-at-home students during the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a great deal of controversy in Greece. As Greek high school students gradually return to class after the lockdown,...

Greek Teachers Strike Over New Education Bill

Greek teachers walked off the job on Friday to protest against a bill which would change middle and high school curricula and regulate the country's university entrance system. Members of the Greek Federation of Secondary State School Teachers (OLME) went...

Protesting Teachers Storm Education Ministry in Greece

Protesting teachers on Friday managed to circumvent police and storm the education ministry headquarters from a side door while a student event was taking place. It was around 12:30 pm when a group of angry protesters took riot police by...

Riots in the Center of Athens Greece

A few hours before Troika arrived at the Greek Ministry of Administrative Reform to meet with the Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, members of the Greek Federation of Secondary Education State Teachers (OLME) gathered outside the ministry. It wasn't long  before...

OLME Unionists Protest Outside Ministry of Education

Some of the members of the secondary school teacher’s union (OLME) held a protest outside the Hellenic Ministry of Education earlier this morning. The work stoppage took place between 11am and 5pm. The teachers union is protesting against the closure...

Teachers Suspend Strike and Open Schools

After eight days of striking, Greek secondary school teachers decided on September 25 to suspend their strike, as reported by Greek media. Schools began functioning normally from September 26. The strike’s end was decided by the presidents of the local...

Greek Strikes Roll Into Second Week

Testing the patience of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras who said they wouldn't be allowed to strike for even a single day, Greek high school teachers are continued their series of rolling strikes into a second week on Sept. 23,...

Greek Strike Week Grows Fast

Destined to lose, Greek high school teachers nonetheless won the first round of a seemingly fruitless battle to convince the government to reverse course on a plan to transfer or fire scores of thousands of public workers by staying...

Greek Week Of Strikes Begins

In perhaps the strongest testing yet of the country's coalition government, Greece is braced for a week of protests and strikes from a number of sectors angry that the government is going to move workers involuntarily into other jobs...

Students Pawns In Teachers Strike

With Greek high school teachers set to begin five-day rolling strikes on Sept. 16 - elementary school teachers have decided to stay on the job - students are finding themselves being used by the government and opposition. Prime Minister Antonis...