Art models employed to pose for students at Greece’s School of Fine Arts demand a permanent and definitive solution to their labour issues, the School of Fine Arts Models’ Union announced on Monday. It stressed that the models are still waiting to be hired by the school’s workshops, some weeks after the start of the new term, after delays caused by bureaucratic obstacles.

The red tape obstacle, demanding that they be hired via the Supreme Council for Staff Selection (ASEP), apparently has been pushed aside following the problem’s public exposure. However, the art models still demand “a stable job, labour and social insurance rights”, having on their side “the students and the school’s management”.

The union numbers 29 art models, male and female, paid by the hour under exclusive work contracts and constitute an “integral part of artistic creation”.