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The story: Iran’s parliament has moved to approve a rise in teacher salaries following mass protests for fair pay and the release of jailed colleagues. Iranian teachers in multiple provinces rallied on Dec. 13 after a two-day strike, including a protest in front of the parliament to demand structural reforms to their compensation agreements. Videos circulating on social media reportedly showed security forces responding violently to the protesters.
The coverage: Key among the Iranian teachers’ demands is the implementation of their “ranking system” and an increase of wages to at least “80% of those of academic staff” in the country’s universities...
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