University Strike Called Off [Archives:1998/27/Local News]

June 6 1998

In response to promises by the government to negotiate on favorable terms and raise their salaries by 50% as of the next academic year, the Sanaa University teaching staff decided to call off their two-week strike. They returned to work on Saturday, July 4, to resume the suspended end-of-year exams.
‘We are a civil-society institution, which relies on peaceful means to express its just demands,’ said a statement made by Dr. Abdullah Al-Maqleh, chairman of Sanaa University Teaching Staff Syndicate.
‘The stance taken by the government – stipulating that the strike must be called off before talks could start – is quite astonishing, indicating a return to totalitarianism.’