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Exams: Education Minister files lawsuit against striking public sector union

Education Minister Niki Kerameos on Tuesday filed an urgent lawsuit in response to the 24-hour strike called on June 16 by civil servants’ union confederation ADEDY and the Labor Center of Athens. According to an education ministry announcement, it was resorting to the courts “with the sole purpose of ensuring that the university entrance exams on Wednesday, June 16, will not be hindered in any way.”

Kerameos called for the strike to be restricted so that it does not involve teachers and other staff ivnolved in the exams procedures as well as making it possible the use of public transport until 10:00 on Wednesday morning so that candidates, supervisors and other people involved in the process can attend the exams.

The strike “can raise insurmountable obstacles to the unobstructed participation of candidates and smooth holding of the university entrance examinations,” the ministry pointed out.

Following the lawsuit, ADEDY decided to exempt from the strike secondary education teachers and all personnel from the Education Ministry involved in the exams.

Meanwhile, also public transport workers union modified its original 24-hour strike and will allow urban trian ISAP and the Tram to operation form the start of the morning shift until 10 a.m.

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