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Unpaid teachers to stage sit-in at ministry in Sudan capital

May 7 - 2018 KHARTOUM
Teachers protest in Khartoum on 12 April (RD)
Teachers protest in Khartoum on 12 April (RD)

The teachers committee announced a sit-in against the Ministry of State Education in Khartoum to protest against the non-payment of salaries and appealed to all teachers to rally in front of the Ministry at 11 am on Tuesday.

Duriya Babikir, head of the Teachers' Committee, condemned the ministry's decision to withdraw the SDG 130 (*$4.62) meal -allowance from the teachers of the basic stage.

She told Radio Dabanga that higher secondary school teachers in Khartoum have not been paid their salaries of April until now.

She held the Ministry of Finance responsible for failing to comply with the instructions of the Ministry of Education to pay the salaries by the fifth of the beginning of each month, as in the other sectors in the state.

The teachers staged a similar sit-in in March to protest the delay in salary payments in front of the Ministry of Education.

Dozens of teachers in Khartoum state carried out the sit-in in front of the buildings of the ministry to protest the delay in payment of their March salaries.

During the sit-in, protesters handed over a memorandum to the state’s education minister, demanding payment as well as other arrears and wage increases which they state that teachers are entitled to.

* Based on the indicative US Dollar rate quoted by the Central Bank of Sudan

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