Hundreds of teachers in Jordan have stopped marking exams in protest against a salary restructure. The marking boycott of the Tawjihi (General Secondary School Certificate) exams, called by the Teachers Association Council, began last Wednesday, after the government announced that teachers’ professional allowance would be cut from 100 per cent to 65 per cent of their base salary, and that incentives associated with rank would be reduced. Teachers have also argued that the small wage raise they were offered was too low. The government has attempted to get private sector teachers to mark the exams in place of the protesting teachers, despite the fact that the private sector teachers are not qualified to grade the exam. It is has also been reported that several teachers were attacked by an education department employee when they refused to grade the exams. The teachers say that they will continue to protest until their demands are met.