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Monday, March 26, 2007

Teachers end strike in Greece

University teaching staff have agreed to return to work and end their three-month strike action in protest of the government’s higher education reforms. Hellenic Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (POSDEP) President Lazaros Apekis said on Friday the teaching union would still try to prevent the implementation of legislation that aims to tighten the academic and fiscal management of public universities. POSDEP agreed to go back to work but also announced that it would carry out a 24-hour strike on Wednesday to coincide with a student protest planned the same day.