Wednesday, January 26

"Ms. Banda, Will We Have To Make These Days Up?"

Zambia's school teachers are often among the last to be paid by government, sometimes waiting months for their checks to be deposited. Nevertheless, they often dutifully report for work.

However, according to the Khaleej Times Online, "Tens of thousands of public school teachers in Zambia have embarked on an illegal strike to press for better wages and housing benefits from government, unionists said on Wednesday."

In Zambia, the schoolyear runs from January to December, so the teachers are starting the year off with a bang!