The teachers' federation of Greece (DOE) on Wednesday called a 24-hour strike for September 22 due to problems in the country's schools and over the government's economic policy in general.
The public school teachers are demanding immediate abolition of the Memorandum and the government's Medium-Term Fiscal Programme, a uniform salary scale that will financially upgrade the teaching personnel and provide equal treatment of employees with equal qualifications, no salary reductions and rebate of the 13th and 14th salaries and the losses from the salary cuts in 2010, a minimum net salary of 1,400 euros for newly-appointed teachers, expenditure for education of 5 percent of GDP, funding of school committees directly from the state budget, and hiring of substitute teachers to fill the vacant positions in the schools.