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Protests by more than 1,000 part-time teachers in Tehran

Teachers protesting in Tehran - sign reads: Oppressed teachers do not tolerate discrimination
Teachers protesting in Tehran - sign reads: Oppressed teachers do not tolerate discrimination

Analysis by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, Aug. 6, 2019 - On Sunday, August 4, more than 1,000 part-time, contract teachers from all over Iran, protested in front of the regime’s Ministry of Education. They demanded official hiring terms and chanted slogans such as “30,000 part-time teachers need to be hired” and “What happens to the state-allocated funds.”  The protestors also held signs stating other demands. “The oppressed part-time teacher won’t accept discrimination,” one sign read. Protestors demanded to be hired before schools open in September.

One of the part-time teachers, who had participated in this protest from the western Lorestan province said, “I worked in kindergarten for 12 years. It has been five years since I’ve become a part-time teacher. Our lives and youth was spent in the classroom; now that the Majlis (parliament) has approved the budget for hiring 30,000 part-time teachers, the Ministry says it will hire only 12,000. I’m almost 40 years old. Will I have the chance to be hired again after all this?"

Another contract teacher who works in Tehran said, “The Ministry of Education, Majlis and the Organization of Employment were supposed to document the rules of hiring part-time teachers. However, it's been a year and this document has still not been published, and its status is not clear… The question is, why is the government only hiring 13,000 people. What happens to the other part-time teachers?"

 

More than 1,000 part-time, contract teachers are protesting- Tehran, Aug. 4, 2019

More than 1,000 part-time, contract teachers protest - Tehran, Aug. 4, 2019

 

More than 1,000 part-time, contract teachers are protesting- Tehran, Aug. 4, 2019

More than 1,000 part-time, contract teachers protest - Tehran, Aug. 4, 2019

 

More than 1,000 part-time, contract teachers are protesting- Tehran, Aug. 4, 2019

More than 1,000 part-time, contract teachers protest - Tehran, Aug. 4, 2019

 

 

 

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