Teachers Demonstrating in Cairo last Saturday Egyptian teachers came from all over the country to demonstrate in Cairo last Saturday The teachers are campaigning for an end to temporary contracts, a minumum wage and the ousting of the education minister who is associated with the old regime of Hosni Mubarak which was overthrown last February. Teachers are going to strike from the beginning of the school year on Septmber 17th if their demands are not addressed (see last week's post). One teacher, Ahmad Abd-al-Muhsin, who was at the demonstration in Cairo told the website www.menasolidarity.com: “I’ve been working for 20 years and my pay is 950 Egyptian pounds [about £95] I have a sick daughter and need to pay for her X-rays at a cost of 50 Egyptian pounds, how can I afford that?” Messages of solidarity can be sent to the teachers at: eiuf2011@gmail.com To read the menasolidarity article in full go to: http://menasolidaritynetwork.com/2011/09/13/egypt-teachers-tell-generals-meet-our-demands-or-no-school-this-year/