• In Kosovo last September, high-school and elementary school teachers spent a total of 132 hours on strike, demanding a pay rise. This was the equivalent of 22 days of classes.

    The teachers fought a highly politicised system in a country that is only now building a culture of civic and labour dissent. However, they did not gain a pay boost, and now must work at weekends to make up for the lost days. But they dared to make a stand.