9th National Meeting of Students Militant Front
On Sunday, December 2, the 9th National Meeting of the Students Militant Front (MAS) of Greece took place. Hundreds of delegates represented 61 student students University Unions, 4 University departments and 31 Students Committees from Universities from all over Greece and exchanged experience from the militant action of students’ unions. A fruitful and lively discussion on how to rally more student unions, students unionists, to put our own needs in the frontline against the policy of the government of SYRIZA – ANEL, the EU, the monopolies.
The meeting welcomed the Executive Secretariat of PAME which, highlighted among others:
“We have shared many struggles together. For the rights of the working class and its children, for the very future of the new generation of the working class against the black future that the big business groups, bourgeois governments and imperialist organizations such as the EU and NATO want to impose … Such struggles bind the steel of the common action of the workers with the students’ movement.
Within such a struggle, PAME and MAS are defined as genuine poles of defense and fight for the real needs of the working class and the youth. Our common case struggle starts from the belief that this world of barbarism and exploitation can change and will change. “
Greece, Athens December 5 2018
Bahrain Education Association
“The worst historical crisis to pursue the teachers and students of Yemen”
Syndicats in Education and Job training CISEF-CI
Three teachers has been arrested on the 21st of November 2018, in the Ivory Coast, while trying to propagandise the strike on the 20th -21st of November, which was declaired by the coalition of worker syndicates in education and job training COSEF-CI.
The teachers are demanding among other things
upgrade of the housing grant,
increase of the exam supervision payment.
The deposit of the 500k CFA francs for their unpaid wages from January to May 2014.
The Word Federation of Teachers Union FISE, member of PSO supports the requests of the teachers in the Ivory Coast.
It demands the release of the teachers arrested and the fulfillment of their fair requests.
The teachers and the workers worldwide have given many fights and have claimed with their blood the right of strike and the liberty of expressing their ideas freely.
No government and no mechanism can stop the struggles of the working class.
We express our solidarity to you.
Greek teachers and pupils fight against the monstrosity of unemployment
A massive protest was organized last Friday, at the Ministry of Education by permanent and replacing teachers of the primary and secondary education, pupils, students, parents and worker organisations. The protesters were gathered outside the ministry and went on and demonstrated in its yard.
The teachers demand all vacancies in the schools covered and for the permanent employment of the 25.000 teachers who have to travel to every corner of the country in order to cover the needs of the schools, as well as their gaining full labour rights, health insurance and same wages as the teachers, that are permantly employeed in the greek schools. The teachers stress that no colleague should be driven to unemployment, as the ministry is planning; on the contrary, more teachers need to get hired.
From the rally held, the members of PAME called for continuity of the struggle in the schools, along with the parents, the pupils and the rest of the worker movement, following up with the strike on the 14th of November. Meanwhile, they condemned the outlook of the leading members in the ministry and the government of SYRIZA, who follow the directions of the EU and the OECD to the tee.
Pupils and students highlighted that they will continue struggling „for schools that educate and don’t eliminate. We are returning them the bill as it is, because it degenerates an already exhausting school system.”
“We continue our struggle, more feircly and dedicated!”
The massive demonstration that took place on the 9th of November, 2018 was the 4th mass protest since the beginning of the current school year, which started in September 2018.
FISE supports the requests of the teachers, pupils and students and workers and stands always by their side.