Teachers in Kirkuk plan to go on a two-day strike

February 13, 2019 at 9:16 pm

Kirkuk- A protest by Kurdish education school teachers, February 25, 2018 Photo: Karwan Salhi

Kirkuk- Karwan Salhi

Teachers of Arabic education schools in the multi-ethnic province of Kirkuk said they have decided to join their colleagues in 14 other provinces of Iraq and close down schools throughout the province for two days starting from February 17.

Hussam al-Jiburi, head of Kirkuk office of the Iraqi Teachers Union stated that the strike is to protest the government’s failure to fulfill their demands.

The demands include the allocation of residential plots of land for teachers and the appointment of contract teachers as permanent teachers, particularly in the areas retaken from the Islamic state group.

School doors will not open on the 17th and 18th of this month

The strike coincides with the start of the second semester on February 17th. “School doors will not open on the 17th and 18th of this month as requested by the Iraqi Teachers Union”, al-Jiburi said.

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