Protesters shout slogans during a rally organized by teachers' unions, in Athens, Greece, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Teachers are holding a 24-hour strike to protest performance assessment and a recent labor law. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

10일 세계노총이 <세계노총 교사노동조합이 그리스세계노총의 파업투쟁에 보내는 연대서한>을 보도했다. 

교사노조는 서한에서 <교사노동조합은 세계노총회원으로서 그리스교사노동자들이 전개하는 파업투쟁에 연대의 인사를 보낸다>라며 <교육부장관이 노동조합을 불법단체로 규정하려는등 정부의 탄압에도 불구하고 그리스교사노동자들은 투쟁하고있다>고 말했다. 

이어서 <파업까지의 과정에서 교육부의 이메일등을 통한 음해공작이 있었음에도 불구하고 학교통폐합과 구조조정에 맞서 그리스교사노동자 95%가 파업에 찬성하고 동참했다>고 밝혔다. 

그러면서 <일반적인 교육과 공립학교강화를 위한 교사와 학생들의 투쟁, 곧 노동자들의 투쟁은 두려움을 조장하는 권위주의적인 정부의 모략으로 멈출수 있는것이 아니다>고 강조했다. 

또한 <그리스공립・사립학교에서 벌어지고 있는 일은 모든 나라들에서 마찬가지다>라며 <팬데믹을 핑계로 교육의 사유화・상품화와 임금절하, 비정규직, 불평등이 지속적으로 심화됐다>고 지적했다. 

위와 관련해서 세계노총교사노조는 스리랑카, 멕시코, 인도, 파키스탄, 모로코, 말리, 러시아등지에서 조직화가 진행되고 있다고 전했다.

다음은 전문이다.

The World Federation of Teachers Unions FISE, a member of the WFTU, expresses its solidarity with the teachers who are on strike in Greece on Monday, 11th October 2021, despite the government’s bans and the efforts of the Minister of Education to make the decisions of teachers’ unions illegal.
The 95% of the teachers voted in favour of the strike-abstaining from the process of categorization and downgrading of schools, despite the blackmail and threats from the Ministry of Education.
FISE welcomes the determination of the unions to continue their struggle and that they were not intimidated by the threats of the government who threaten with excessive fines and authoritarian penalties.
The struggles of teachers and students, the struggles of all workers, for the comprehensive education and the strengthening of the public school cannot be stopped by authoritarianism and intimidation.
Teachers and parents organized are resisting to turning schools into businesses. To the division of schools into categories A and B, as if they were football teams.
FISE calls on its trade union members to express their solidarity with the teachers’ struggles in Greece. The problems in public and private schools are almost the same in all countries. Under the pretext of the pandemic, the privatization and commercialization of education, the reduction of wages, the non-permanent job, the inequality and the exclusion are constantly increasing. Teachers in Sri Lanka, Mexico, India, Pakistan, Morocco, Mali, Russia, and elsewhere are holding mobilizations. They need our support but they are also watching with interest the struggles of the Greek unions.
We support the strike rallies on Monday 11th October. We wish them strength for the reactions before the courts where the orders of the authoritarian government will be tried.
FISE, an affiliated member of WFTU, fights for free and equal education for all working class children as well as for the rights of teachers.