Jordan’s Sentencing of Teachers Only Delays an Economic Reckoning

Published January 7th, 2021 - 12:13 GMT
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Jordanian police (AFP/FILE)
In March 2011, Jordan’s most active trade union, the Jordan Teachers’ Syndicate (JTS) was forged through protests, walk-ins and consistent organizing. By the end of 2020, the JTS lied in a heaping pile, crushed under the weight of a government crackdown. The JTS, since its recognition by the government, had acted as one of the primary legal venues for Jordan’s middle class to air its grievances. Since its 140,000-strong member base encompassed a sizable portion of Jordan’s entire labo

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