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Jordan's striking teachers reject government call to return to work

AMMAN (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Jordanian teachers on Tuesday defied a government call to end their four-week nationwide strike over pay, in a deepening crisis that threatens to further strain the heavily indebted country's state finances.

Jordan raises teachers' pay in bid to defuse nationwide strike; union unmoved

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's cabinet on Saturday 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.