lebblog.jpg  A Lebanese school destroyed by Israeli bombardments 2006 School and university teachers staged a one day 'warning' strike last Thursday to demand a pay rise in the increasingly bleak economic situation in the Lebanon. Teachers' wages in the Lebanon have not been increased since 1996, yet the economic situation there is dire - particularly after the attacks by Israel on that country in 2006. Education International the World body of teacher trade unions is calling for support for the Lebanese teachers: “Quality education for children requires good teachers. And good teachers need and deserve reasonable and adequate salaries to support themselves and their families,” EI Deputy General Secretary Jan Eastman said from Beirut. 100,000 teachers took part in the strike and their leaders are in talks with the Prime Minister Fouad Siniora in an attempt to come to an agreement.