As scheduled, the Islamic Consultative Assembly in today’s session, Wednesday, December 15, 2021, passed Article 6 of the Teachers Ranking Bill.
The Coordinating Council of Educators Unions shortly after the release of the text passed by the Islamic Republic “Parliament” reacted by issuing a statement:
“Iranian Teachers, Be Vigilant.”
The Ranking Bill is bumbled!
In today’s session of the parliament, the representatives passed Article 6 of the bill and put it aside.
According to the approved text on Wednesday, December 15, the government will allocate only 12.5 trillion tomans for six months, and instead of ranking teachers equally to 80% of academic staff’s salaries, only small percentages will be added to the teachers’ salaries. Teachers’ salaries will increase between 1.5 to 2 million tomans, which due to inflation and next year’s contractionary budget, all teachers will remain below the poverty line.
Dear educators! After all this pursuit, correspondence, negotiation, sit-ins and gatherings, Iran’s honorable teachers do not deserve to be treated like this, and we should not be happy with these meager rights.
Stay tuned for the announcement by the Coordination Council of Iranian Educators Unions to follow up on our demands and continue the protests.”
It should be noted that the union, after the educators protest rallies on Monday, December 13, in almost all small and large cities of Iran, had announced yesterday in a statement regarding the continuation of the protests:
“In our last gathering, we have decided to give the representatives at the Islamic Consultative Assembly an opportunity to pass the complete and true “Ranking Bill” on December 13-14 sessions and release detained educators, including Rasoul Boraghi. Otherwise, the Union will continue the protests on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.”
Here is the full statement in Persian:
Translation of this post by Sahar.