Swazi Teachers demonstrating last Week Trade unionists all over the world are coming to the support of teachers and other civil servants in Swaziland The teachers' modest demand for a 4.5% pay increase - half the current rate of inflation - has been met with police violence against the strikers and, in the last week, the firing of the entire executive of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers as well as hundreds of other teachers. On August 3rd a Swazi court ruled the sackings illegal. As numerous posts on this site have reported, the teachers have been in the forefront of the fight in Swaziland for decent public services and for democracy - in the face of the absolute monarch King Mswati III, who continues to live the high life while the people of Swaziland suffer poverty and cuts to public services. An international campaign of support for the teachers and other strikers in Swaziland has been started by Education International and two other global union federations. To express your support go here: http://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=1519&src=ei