Mass Protest in Serbia Teachers announced a general strike in Serbia last week as thousands demonstrate against the government's economic policies Teachers are demanding a 24.5% increase in their meagre salaries. At present the average teacher in Serbia earns 350 Euros a month. The education minister said that granting an increase would: " jeopardise the country's macroeconomic stability, and cause an increase in inflation." Since the strike began, the government has tried to intimidate teachers by telling them that their strike is illegal and threatening them with disciplinary action including dismissal. Meanwhile the biggest demonstrations to be seen in Serbia for many years  happened at  the weekend by people angry at government corruption and their failure to tackle poverty and unemployment. There have also been protests in Albania where two protestors were killed a forthnight ago. Serbian teachers are likely to be joined in their strike action by other public sector workers including health workers and police.