Lebanese Teachers on Strike last Month Teachers in Lebanon are on strike again in pursuit of their long-standing pay claim The teachers are to strike today and tomorrow. Despite repeated promises in the wake of strikes by the teachers, most recently last month, the government is still not paying a rise to teachers who are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Although the government has approved a draft law to increase teachers' pay, it has still not put it to parliament, claiming that they have yet to find the money for the increase. One maths teacher we quoted last month said: “Let them stop theft, wasteful spending and impose taxes on banks and ports to finance the pay raise.” She said she and her husband - also a teacher could not afford to raise a family on their joint incomes. Many private school teachers are also on strike and some employers have threatened to fire teachers who take strike action.