Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Greece: Teachers Strike Ban Prompts Walk Out

Greek public sector workers have walked out of their jobs over government threats to arrest teachers planning to go on strike, potentially disrupting nationwide university entrance exams.

Authorities have served orders on some 88,000 staff - the third time such action has been taken by the embattled government.

In protest against the action, state workers shut down schools and bureaus on Tuesday, including tax offices, as part of a 24 hour nationwide strike. State hospitals were also affected with reduced staff.