Greece: The tripartite government ordered the forced return to work of all the secondary school teachers, even before they went on strike

The Greek Federation of Secondary Education State-School Teachers (OLME) proposed a 24hour strike for the 17th of May but also a 5day strike from the 20th to the 24th of May (first week of the nationwide university entrance examinations that take place at public secondary education schools). In response, the Greek government banned the workers from going on strike. On May 11th, the Prime Minister Antonis Samaras ordered the civil conscription of all the school teachers that are currently employed in the public sector. Nevertheless, teachers called the students and parents as well as all those in solidarity to support their strike actions.