#teacher | Jordan teachers strike, one million pupils stay home | Jordan News

A strike by 80,000 teachers in Jordan is forcing more than a million students to stay at home.

The teachers in public schools want pay increases of 50 percent.

But the government says it does not have the money – and is urging an end to what it calls an “illegal” walkout.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle reports from the capital, Amman.


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