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Teachers threaten protests if pressing issues not solved

The headquarters of the Jordanian Teachers Association in Amman. (Photo: Jordan News)
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AMMAN — Vice President of the Jordanian Teachers Association Nasser Al-Nawasrah said that the association council approved a number of steps for the upcoming stage when the association will be operational again and when a decision is taken on those eligible for early retirement but wish to stay on in their jobs, with full rights, according to Jo24. اضافة اعلان

Nawasrah said that the association has given a week to Amman Governor Yasser Al-Adwan and the secretary general of the Ministry of Education to solve this file, adding that the teachers’ association will resort to protests again, either at the ministry or at its provincial departments, if their problems are not addressed.

He added that it is illegal to force teachers into early retirement; noting that some 70 teachers are willing to return to work.

Nawasrah pointed out that more measures will be taken and that the association is planning to do more than protest if there is more procrastination and postponing in solving those files.

He said that the main goal now is to have the association operational again, irrespective of whether the current council continues to work as per its legal term or a new council is elected by holding elections, adding that dozens of teachers were impacted by the closure of the association whose top priority is to uphold teachers’ interests.

Nawasrah also said that the association's council is waiting for a legal decision on the cases that had been filed for appeal a year and a month ago.

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