Teachers demonstrate in front Cabinet (Photo: Mai Sheheen)
Tens of thousands of striking school teachers started marched Saturday on the Council of Ministers headquarters, joined by many others in a show of solidarity.
The march called for the sacking of the minister of education, Ahmed Gamaleddin Mousa, and for better working conditions for Egypt’s teachers.
A number of Central Security Forces (CSF) trucks are parked on hold near the route of the march. The march blocked traffic on down town Cairo's Kasr El-Aini Street and all surrounding sidestreets.
Egypt’s teachers have been on strike for one week demanding that the government implement a LE1200 monthly minimum wage, release a 200 per cent productivity bonus promised to public sector workers, and discontinue merit tests, among other demands.