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Protesting teachers clash with Greek police, get tear gassed

Riot police fired tear gas at striking teachers attempting to raid the Greek Parliament on Thursday. Holding sticks with red flags, members of the communist union first tried to reach the parliament building through the stairs of the Monument of the Unknown Soldier. When their attempts failed, they tried to …

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10,000 priests go from Greek state payroll, 10,000 civil servants come

“The agreement between the State and the Church frees 10,000 jobs for civil servants,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told reporters during a regular press briefing on Wednesday. “This gives the opportunity to cover these places with the hiring of civil servants to cover needs of the social state, by hiring …

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Greek Education Ministry bans mobile phones in schools

Greece’s Education Ministry bans mobile phones in primary and secondary education schools and the operation of security cameras during school working hours. According to a circular issued by Education Minister, Kostas, Gavroglou, teachers will be allow to carry mobile phones only for teaching purposes. The ministry prohibits the use of …

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Greek police fires tear gas at protesting teachers demanding jobs (picts,video)

Tension and tear gas at the protest organized by teachers in downtown Athens on Friday. The marched through the city center and at one point a big crowd attempted to reach the prime ministry mansion. As expected, riot police did not let protesters prevail and fired tear gas to disperse …

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Education Ministry seeks protection behind metal sheets but angry students….

High school students protesting outside the Education Ministry? “No, thanks!” said minister Kostas Gavroglou and barricaded the building gates and doors with metal sheets. Minister Gavroglou could not see the protesters and the protesters were hindered into looking inside the ministry.   However, the angry students were not bothered by …

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Greece to hire 800 teachers to school 22,000 refugee children

Greece will hire hundreds of extra teachers to help thousands of migrant children join its public schools in the autumn, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday. “The inclusion of all refugee children in the public school system will begin in September,” Tsipras said in a televised address. “Around 800 …

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Greece legislates against Bullying after victim, 20, commits suicide

“Anyone who commits bullying will be punished with imprisonment of at least six months.” This is the reaction of the Greek government to the tragic death of the first “official” victim of bullying in the country, Vaggelis Giakoumakis. The 20-year-old student committed suicide last month being unable to bear further …

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Education Ministry seeks to hire 1,100 teachers to work on voluntary basis, ie. without payment

Greek Education Ministry seek fill 1,100 job vacancies with teachers who would be gladly and proudly work on “voluntary basis”, that is without payment! According to daily TA NEA, Education Minister Andreas Loverdos considers to seek teachers who would work on voluntary basis in order to fill up vacancies in …

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Kozani: a ministerial pat to a pupil crying about lack of teachers (video)

What does a minister do,when a pupil  bursts into tears in front of him, overwhelmed by the shortages in education? He gives a pat on the shoulder and most probably also wishes ‘good luck’. Or something like that. Because in Greece of Troika and lenders, there is not much a …

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Greek gov’t to issue 86,000 ‘civil mobilization’ orders for teachers …before the strike

Greek government is determined to have university entrance exams take place as scheduled. Starting date is the 17th of May 2013, not matter what. Therefore, after the teachers’ union announced on Friday that they would launch a strike, the education minister rushed to prime minister. Antonis Samaras signed a “civil …

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Athens Parades: Minor Tension Between Teachers/Riot Police (videos, pcts)

The students’ parade concluded in an atmosphere of strong discontent about the unprecedented draconian security measures that did not allow parents to watch their children paying a homage to the heroes of Greek Revolution of 1821. The sudents marched in front of Education Minister in an “sterile” environment as spectators were banned for …

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Greek Teachers on Strike, Mar 30 – Rally in Athens downtown

There were so many news today that I almost forgot that. Primary and secondary school teachers will be on 24h strike tomorow, March 30, 2011. They oppose the planned mergers of schools and the possibility of wages cuts and loss of social security and labour rights. They plan a protest …

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Athens: Teachers confronted with police, 8 detentions (video)

Schools teachers were confronted with riot police during the studentsparade on the occasion of the National Day celebrations to commemorate the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821. The incidents started when teachers tried to break the riot police chain and walk at Amalias Avenue at Syntagma Square …

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Protesters storm State TV during Prime Time News

Maria Houkli/Prime Time News/NET   Photo: copied from blogs Some 40  unemployed teachers have interrupted the prime time news of the Greek state television NET. The protesters – unemployed teachers –  have managed to enter the building of State Boradcast Corp. ( ERT) after  a scuffle with security guards  it. Education Minister Anna …

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