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Administrative court rules to end nationwide teachers strike in Jordan

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An administrative court in Jordan has ruled to end a nationwide teachers' strike on Sunday, the state-owned Jordan News Agency reported.

Jordan’s cabinet on Saturday had offered striking teachers pay hikes in a bid to end a damaging nationwide strike that has piled pressure on the debt-burdened country undergoing tough IMF-backed fiscal reforms amid concerns of a new round of demands by army retirees and other public-sector employees.

Over one and a half million students in the country’s public schools have been hit by the strike heeded by over 100,000 teachers after the government rejected a demand for a 50 percent pay rise of their basic salaries.

Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz, facing a barrage of public criticism for his handling of the strike as it enters its fourth week, announced pay increases ranging from 6 to 18 percent.

- With Reuters