A group of retired teachers and staff of the Education Ministry, including a considerable number of women, staged a protest outside the Planning and Budget Organization in Tehran and demanded their unpaid salaries.
They chanted, “So long as we do not receive our rights, we will not stop (protesting)”; “No nation has ever experienced so much injustice.”
The protesters objected to the government’s failure to attend to their minimum needs. They said that the poverty line is 3 million toumans, while their salaries stand at one million.
Eyewitnesses said hundreds of teachers had joined this demonstration from cities across the country.