Teachers protest blocks Cairo thoroughfare, Qasr Al-Einy Street

Ahram Online, Saturday 10 Sep 2011

Teachers protest in front of ministerial council for pay equal to other professions in the country the sacking of Minister of Education Gamal El-Din

Hundreds of teachers are protesting before the ministerial council building on Qasr Al-Eini Street, in down town Cairo, demanding better working conditions.

They also demand the resignation of Minister of Education Ahmed Gamal El-Din.

Among the teachers' demands are raising their wages to equal other professions in the country. They also want to increase the incentives by 200 per cent. Furthermore, they also demand fixed working contracts.

Teachers in Egypt have seen deteriorating circumstances within the past years. They suffer from very low wages, along with a low regard and respect for their profession.

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