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Iran: Teachers launching a new nationwide strike

Nationwide Teachers’ strike demanding the release of imprisoned teachers
Nationwide Teachers’ strike demanding the release of imprisoned teachers

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, November 13, 2018 - Teachers in cities and towns across Iran are launching a new nationwide strike on Tuesday. The number of cities on strike are inceasing by the hour.

These cities include,Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, Kermanshah, Yazd, Bushehr, Karaj, Ilam, Ardabil, Baneh, Saqqez, Marivan, Ivan Gharb, Saveh, Hamedan, Sanandaj, Shahin Shahr, Shahr-e Kord, Jolfa, Babol, Lamerd, Chaboksar, Nowshahr and many others are witnessing teachers refuse to show up in their classes.

Teachers are protesting the arrest of their colleagues, their own poor living conditions and living in poverty.

On October 14 and 15, teachers in dozens of cities launched a similar nationwide strike protesting poor living conditions, oppressive measures and authorities dispatching a large number of security units to schools and college campuses.

 

Alborz dist. Fatemeh school

Alborz dist. Fatemeh school

 

Bushehr, Shariati school

Bushehr, Shariati school

 

In this new movement, the teachers are protesting their low paychecks and pensions, living in poverty, inflation, skyrocketing prices and decreasing purchasing power; not being authorized to establish independent organizations, lacking adequate insurance; authorities plundering the Teachers Fund; authorities refusing to implement the National Management Services Law since 2006 and many other plans that have remained merely on paper.

 

Hamadan, Rahman school

Hamadan, Rahman school

 

Iranshahr, Mandegar school

Iranshahr, Mandegar school

 

Isfahan

Isfahan

 

Karaj, Modar school

Karaj, Modar school

 

The protesting teachers are also demanding security guarantees for themselves and their colleagues, the release of imprisoned teachers, their charges dropped and being allowed to return to work.

 

Kermanshah, Farzanegan school

Kermanshah, Farzanegan school

 

Khomeini shahr, Rajaie school

Khomeini shahr, Rajaie school

 

Kordistan, Saggez school

Kordistan, Saggez school

 

Sanandaj, Keshavarzi technical school

Sanandaj, Keshavarzi technical school

 

Shahr-e Jam

Shahr-e Jam

Shahre Kord, techical school #1

Shahre Kord, techical school #1

 

Shiraz

Shiraz

 

Tabriz, Sheikh Attar school

Tabriz, Sheikh Attar school

 

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