Yemeni teachers protest [Archives:2004/717/Local News]

March 4 2004

Hassan Al-Zaidi
The General Secretary of the Arab Teachers Federation Council held its periodic meeting in Sana'a last Saturday amid calls by the Yemeni Teachers Syndicate to nullify the representation of the Yemeni teachers in the federation.
The syndicate also called to unify educational syndicates in Yemen.
In a press release published by the supreme administrative committee of the Yemeni Teachers Syndicate, the syndicate called the representative of the Yemeni delegation in the meeting “illegal.”
It also confirmed that it had tried to work hard with all sides to unify membership of Yemeni teachers but to no avail.
Furthermore, the press release also called for a protest sit in front of the building where the meeting will take place to demonstrate against the meeting which they claim will not tackle the actual issues of Yemeni and Arab problems.
Observers believe that the protest is aimed at finding solutions for the syndicate, which is seen by the government as a pro-Islah organization working against the government's interest.