Wednesday, July 01
Latest News
  1. Egypt's Sisi pledges tougher laws after prosecutor killing
  2. Tunisia admits was not prepared for beach attack
  3. Orange reaches a deal for split with Israel's Partner after spat
  4. IS car bomb kills 28 in Yemen capital Sanaa
  5. IS beheads two Syrian women 'for the first time'
  6. Kerry says 'too soon' to tell if Iran deal sealed
  7. Bomb targets Egypt state prosecutor convoy in Cairo
  8. UAE woman 'sentenced to death for killing US teacher'
  9. Tunisia to boost security, arm tourist police after attack
  10. Family pleads for American's release on margins of Iran talks
  11. Iran judiciary chief undercuts president over concerts
  12. Monitor: Syria rebel attack on Damascus kills 4
  13. Libya rivals closer to deal after first face-to-face meet
  14. Solar Impulse takes off on delayed Pacific flight
  15. Tsipras announces temporarily bank closure, capital controls
  16. EU: All sides showing 'political will' for Iran deal
  17. Rockets from Yemen kill Saudi border guard
  18. Iraq announces arrest of senior Saddam-era official
  19. Report: Australian IS fighter 'still alive' after drone strike
  20. Kuwait Shiite mosque bomber was Saudi national

West Bank teachers to strike over salary delays, union says

Dec. 15, 2012 9:00 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 18, 2012 5:17 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Teachers in the West Bank will launch strike action next week in protest against the Palestinian Authority's failure to pay salaries, the teachers union said Saturday.

Partial strike action will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, with all teachers stopping work after the fourth class of the day, the union's secretary-general Muhammad Suwwan told Ma'an.

The teachers union in Nablus said that classes in the northern district will also be suspended on Sunday, a statement said.

If teachers' salaries are paid before Wednesday the strike action will be canceled, Suwwan added. Teachers will meet on Thursday to discuss further action if the PA continues to delay public sector salaries.

On Nov. 6, the teachers union undertook large scale strike action, forcing most schools in the West Bank to close for the day.

School teachers had last gone on strike on Oct. 23, when they joined university lecturers and civil servants in a mass strike over the late and partial payment of public sector salaries, paralyzing the West Bank.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015