Deir Ezzor | Teachers start strike, expressing rejection of “mandatory conscription” decision and low salaries
Deir Ezzor Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable sources have informed SOHR that the teachers in the villages and towns of Al-Susah, Gharanij, Hajin and other areas in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor started a strike in their schools, expressing rejection of the Autonomous Administration’s decision imposing mandatory conscription on teachers, and demanding increase of their salaries, especially with the recent Syrian currency plunge and high prices throughout Syria.
On February 17, SOHR sources reported that teachers in Al-Shuhayl town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor staged a vigil, protesting their poor living conditions and “mandatory conscription” decision in areas held by the Autonomous Administration. A statement was issued, of which SOHR obtained a copy: “We, the residents, teachers and students of Al-Shuhayl demand the following:
- Improvement of living conditions.
- Increase of salaries in line with the current situation
- Total cancellation of mandatory military conscription.”