Teachers across Sudan, under the Sudanese Teachers’ Committee downed tools today for a one-day strike demanding the implementation of eight demands, including better wages and the payment of other financial dues.
Leader of the Sudanese Teachers’ Committee, Durriya Babiker confirmed to Radio Dabanga that all local strike committees agreed to embark on the strike but will resume work as normal on Tuesday.
Babiker said that the strike committees will reconvene on Thursday to evaluate the strike and may announce an escalation schedule for next week.
The Sudanese Teachers’ Committee had on October 16, protested outside the Council of Ministers’ headquarters in Khartoum and delivered a memorandum detailing their salary demands.
In April, they met with Sudan’s chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council and Commander of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), Lt Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan, in order to review the committee’s unmet demands.
The delegation also asked El Burhan to abolish his recent decisions that impacted teachers, and to ensure that teachers would not be punished for “exercising their right to strike.”
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