Teachers Demonstrating last Saturday Egyptian teachers demonstrated last Saturday demanding that the government accede to their strike demands Teachers in Egypt were on strike for two weeks in September calling for a minimum living salary of $500 a month (some teachers in Egypt earn less than $100) the removal of corrupt ministers and education officials, a ban on private tutoring, an end to temporary contracts and increased money for education. The strike was called off to give the government a period of grace to accede to their demands (see previous posts) The Independent Teachers Union says that the period of grace is now over and is calling for new strikes from November 15th although the union's leaders anticipate that there may well be action before that date - as well as demonstrations every Saturday in different parts of Egypt.