Strikes Sweep Yemeni Universities [Archives:2000/26/Local News]

June 26 2000

Yemeni Universities have since Saturday been the scene of all-out strikes staged by the employees in protest at depriving them of a special bonus approved by the council of ministers last year. It had been started by a partial strike announced a few days ago by Sana’a University employees. But the latest comprehensive strike came in the wake of a meeting held by the coordination council with employees at Yemeni universities.
Aden University had earlier addressed a note to the Ministry of Finance demanding the speeding up of the implementation of the law and granting the employees their bonus approved by the council of ministers. The note was an endeavor by Aden university to lessen indignation among employees of the university.
The strikes are coinciding with the last days of final examinations at the universities, a matter causing confusion to progress of examinations.