Resolution on austerity policies in Greece
The 7th Education International (EI) World Congress meeting in Ottawa, Canada, from 21nd to 26th July 2015:
1. Expresses its full support to teachers and workers in Greece in their struggle against the continuation of austerity policies imposed in Greece by the EU, the ECB and the IMF in an antidemocratic way with a new memorandum-agreement July 2015.
2. Declares that austerity policies and cuts in the public budget, allocated for social services (education, health, welfare) affect all the people, particularly the poorest and the most vulnerable and have to be stopped. These policies cannot lead to growth and have already created a humanitarian crisis in the country.
3. Supports the rights of workers to protest and demonstrate against austerity.
4. Demands that governments stop austerity policies, address the burden of public debt and increase the public budget for education.