The secondary school teacher federation OLME is planning on participating in the 48-hour nationwide strike called by the public sector union ADEDY that begins today, and has announced its intention to continue its protest actions until Friday. As the suspension period of many technical school teachers ends on Saturday, many face immanent dismissal.
The teacher federation will hold protests at Klafthmonos Square over the next three days, starting today at 11am. On Thursday the protesters will gather at 1pm, while on Friday they will participate at the nationwide rally at 11am, before gathering outside the Ministry of Education at 3pm, where a seminar has been organized regarding school councilors and evaluators.
OLME is against the evaluation procedure and has accused the government of harming Greek education with it policies. Additionally, the union has accused the Minister of Education for not finding alternative posts in the public sector for the suspended teachers, despite his commitments.
Federation representatives met with President Karolos Papoulias yesterday to inform him of their demands and requested his intervention.