Education International welcomes the release of the detained education union leaders in Jordan, after a concerted global campaign highlighting their situation.
Power of global solidarity
As the new school year starts next week in the country, the government might also be willing to avoid further teachers’ protests.
Advocacy to release other teachers
Education International will maintain pressure on the Jordanian authorities as there are still many other teachers, journalists, and activists being held in detention. The global union federation will also continue to protest against the government’s ongoing decision to close the union offices for two years and prohibit JTA board members to represent teachers.
Actions to get JTA offices reopened
Education International will continue its advocacy until the other detained teachers are released and the association offices and branches are reopened. It will do so, along with civil society organisations and human rights defence groups, and in addition to its urgent action appeal in support of the detained activists.
Education International remains seriously concerned that teachers in Jordan, as public servants, are prevented from forming trade unions, which is in breach with International Labour Standards.