Teachers in Jordan are “insisting on their legal rights to have an association” and will not give up after the government dissolved their union in July and imprisoned union activists, says Kefah Abu Farhan, a board member with the Jordan Teacher Association (JTA). “Teachers, male and female, stress day after day that these measures are not acceptable for us and we will not back down until the teachers' association goes back to its legal standing,” said Abu Farhan, speaking recently with the Solidarity Center. Read more at Solidarity Center.
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photo: Teachers in Jordan oppose the government's move to shut down their union. Credit: Education International
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