Ma'an News Agency
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- University staff will go on strike Tuesday over ongoing wage disputes with the Ministry of Education, a union chief said Thursday.

Amjad Barham, head of the union for university professors and staff, told Ma'an that staff in the West Bank and Gaza would strike on Tuesday and for two days the following week.

He said the ministry continued to ignore the union's demands, despite a meeting on Wednesday with Minister of Education Ali Jarbawi.

Employees are demanding cost-of-living adjustment to their salaries, health insurance for retired staff and the abolition of taxes imposed on end-of-service pay.

Barham added that the government has only paid a fraction of the money allocated to universities this year.


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