Ahwazi Teachers goes on demonstration; Iran

Sunday, April 12, 2015 10:11:48 AM

Dozens of Ahwazi teachers have held in a protest in front of the Ministry of Education branch in Ahwaz City on 12 April 2015.

The demonstration have been taking place due to the discrimination including non-payment of salaries, lack of Fringe benefit, low salary comparing to other occupations, Lack of insurance comparing to other jobs and no mortgage house, at the beginning on Sunday.

According to the reports, received by the Human Rights activists they are demanding officials to pay them their salaries. The teachers chanted as quoting “we are crying out of discrimination, not of poverty. Teachers are aware and abhor discrimination”.

Iranian teachers have frequently objected on injustice in several cities in the recent month, which is not concerned by Iran’s regime officials.

Previously, the Iranian educators’ object referring to the centralization which the conditions worsen, furthermore, they ask officials to provide educational facilities for standardization of classrooms, involvement of teachers to decision making.

The Joint Parliamentary Committee of Iran had promised that the budget of Education Ministry will increase by 22% which is remained just as a promise, a member of the Teachers Union Mohammad-Reza Niknejad said.

By: Kaveh Taheri