Young teachers and pensioners hold protests in Tehran and other cities.
These young teachers passed the 2020 Education Ministry’s employment exam but are still without jobs.
These young teachers, many of them women, have held protests on numerous occasions. This new round of protests started on September 5, 2021. They accused the Education Ministry of supporting a mafia in the education system.
Large groups of young teachers have come from other cities to the capital, Tehran, to join the protests. They hold nightly sit-ins outside Education Ministry at night until morning. The protesters demand that the Education Ministry employs them.
Teachers’ protests in Tehran, Shiraz, and Ahvaz
Teachers held protests in Tehran, Shiraz, and Ahvaz on Saturday, September 11, urging the Ministry of Education to meet their demands.
The retirees of the Steel Industry in Khuzestan and Isfahan gathered outside the Pensioners’ Fund buildings in Ahvaz and Isfahan on Sunday, September 12, 2021. They protested the fund’s deduction of two million Tomans from their salaries and pensions.