Teachers and Students protesting in Monrovia last Month Union leaders in Liberia have called on teachers to down their chalk in their fight for a living wage Teachers in Liberia are continuing their struggle for a living wage. Only last month, teachers in the country demonstrated in the capital Monrovia because they were owed months of back pay. Now teachers in the Monrovia Consolidated School System have set out a series of demands for decent pay for all levels of education workers, from janitors to teachers holding masters' degrees. They are also demanding help with transport and more professional development. The end of the teachers' union statement for the sector states: "Therefore, in consonance with this mandate coupled with Central Government's own unwillingness to play a motherly role toward the plights of teachers as it relates to our dignity and welfare, we are therefore calling on all of our members to quietly lay down their chalk and remain calm as we shall together professionally chart this cause that is aimed at rejuvenating our hope for this honorable profession." Students at the schools say they will come out in solidarity with the teachers and demonstrate on the streets of Monrovia if their demands are not met.