Committee raises concerns over teacher rights, syndicate closure

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AMMAN — The National Committee for the Defense of Teachers said that teachers in Jordan are facing harassment inhibiting them from claiming their rights and reopening the Jordanian Teachers’ Syndicate, Amman Net reported.اضافة اعلان

The committee said that it receives several daily complaints from male and female teachers concerning direct and indirect harassment that hinders them from expressing their opinions and supporting their colleagues to claim their rights and reinstate the teachers’ syndicate.

The committee called for the immediate release of teacher and syndicate member Ramez Al-Batran, who was arrested last week, condemning what it described as "repeated arrest and an assault on personal freedom".

The Jordanian Teachers’ Syndicate and its branches remain closed, despite the fact that nearly six months have passed since the official end date of its suspension, which was issued by the Amman Public Prosecutor in 2020 for a period of two years.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Education has not formed an interim committee to administer the work of the syndicate and hold elections for a new council, which it is required to do within 60 days under Article 27 of the Syndicates Law.

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