4 thoughts on “Jordanian prime minister gone, absolute monarchy still there

  1. Jordanian professional workers set to strike

    Professional workers including medics in the Jordanian Professional Associations Council were to strike on Wednesday and hold a sit-in at the compound of the Professional Associations Council.

    They were protesting a new law lowering the income tax threshold, an increase in sales tax and a rise in the price of fuel, electricity and water. On Monday, Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigned following days of anti-government protests in Amman and other major cities.



  2. Jordanian teachers walk out

    Teachers in Jordan went on strike on Sunday in protest over the fact that a demonstration in Amman Thursday was prevented from reaching the prime minister’s office. Hundreds of police were mobilised, closing off the roads and using teargas against demonstrators.

    On Thursday, 35,000 teachers walked out across the country to demand a 50 percent salary increase promised five years ago.

    One teacher said with additions for family support his salary was 425 dinars, compared to the average monthly rent of a three-bedroom property, 314 dinars.

    Unemployment in Jordan registered at 19 percent for the first quarter in 2019, higher for graduates at 26 percent for men and 78 percent for women. Last June saw mass protests against austerity and proposed tax rises.



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