Teachers start a labor strike in Taiz [Archives:2003/671/Local News]

September 25 2003

Taiz, September 23 – Tens of teachers in Taiz protested the latest decision taken by the government concerning the transfer of teachers by launching a massive labor strike and repeating the “stay at home” slogan, which is now circulated in local opposition newspapers as well.
Teachers claim that the latest decisions to transfer teachers to schools far away from their homes contradict to ministerial decree number 646, which says that teachers have the right to select schools that are closer to their residence according to health, age, and economic factors.
Protesting teachers said that the protest will continue until the ministry delays or cancels its decisions on the transfer of teachers from their current schools to new ones away from their residences.