26th August 2014
Teachers in Jordan have been on strike for over a week in their campaign for a decent salary. Teachers began their strike on August 17th, when they officially start back for the new term before the students return a week later.
Husam Masheh, chair of the Jordan Teachers Association (JTA), explained that they had started the strike ahead of the school term because, "When we decided to hold the strike, we did not wish our strike to have a negative impact on the students." Not only that but the JTA has organised 40 different events, including sit-ins and protests to try to get its message across to the government but to no avail.
25th August 2014 | Canada | anti-cuts, cuts
19th August 2014 | Lebanon | low pay, teachers' strike
17th August 2014 | Australia | corporate reform, teachers' strike
15th August 2014 | United States | creative protest, demonstrations
12th August 2014 | Madagascar | contract teachers, police repression