Teachers around the country hold sit in [Archives:2005/898/Front Page]

November 28 2005

SANA'A – Nov. 26 – The Yemeni Teachers Syndicate organized a sit in protesting the government's hesitation in the implementation of their legal rights and payment of financial allowances included in the new wage law. The sit in was held across at the ministerial Cabinet's premises in Sana'a.

Over six thousand teachers from the capital secretariat and the Sana'a governorate joined in the sit in along with members from the General Syndicate of the educational professions and syndicate of vocational and training education. The protesters also call for the amendment of the flaws of the entitlements of jobs in the new law.

The sit in continued from nine in the morning until two in the afternoon. The head of the teachers Syndicate Mr. Ahmed Al-Robahi accompanied with other members of the syndicate led the demonstration and voiced slogans expressing their demands. Successfully, a delegation representing the protesters had met the Minister of Education; the minister of Technical training and Vocational Education and the State Minister and Secretariat Commissioner. The delegation discussed the demands of the protesters while government representatives successfully absorbed the teachers' demands, and requested an additional delay until the end of December to execute the details of the new wage law.

Other governorates which also witnessed sits-in. Hadramot, Taiz, Dhamar each having at least 2000 protesters.