University Profs resume strike [Archives:2005/833/Front Page]

April 14 2005

The council of teaching staff syndicates in the government universities decided in its meeting held Monday April 11 to resume the massive strike from Tuesday onward until demands of teaching staff are met including improvement of their living standards and economic situations.

The council of teaching staff syndicates accused the government side, at the negotiations committee, of violating the decision of Prime Minister and turning to discuss irrelevant and trivial matters.

The council also accused the government side of prolonging the related procedures and evading discussing legal demands of university teachers.

A statement recently released by the teaching staff syndicate urged all university professors to clarify the stance of the council of teaching staff syndicates toward their issues.

The strike is resumed in less than one month after it was suspended following a pledge by the government to fulfill the needs of university teachers.