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Iranian teachers protest Rouhani's budget

Iranian teachers are protesting President Hassan Rouhani's budget, as their salary increase can't keep up with inflation.
Iranian teachers take part in a rally asking for better pay in front of a Education Ministry building in Tehran May 2, 2007. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) - RTR1P963

The Iranian Labour News Agency reported Jan. 22 that hundreds of Iranian teachers had gathered in front of their local education offices in the cities of Shahrud and Marivan to protest "their inadequate living conditions, the Ministry of Education’s upcoming budget and inadequate insurance coverage from Talaee Insurance."

A video shared on social media showed hundreds of teachers gathering in the city of Marivan. A representative of the group reads a statement listing the teachers’ demands: nondiscriminatory payment of wages to all government employees, equal pay for men and women, and a suitable and secure environment for teachers.

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