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Human and Trade Union Rights

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 8 February 2007

    International Master Programmes on Labour and Globalisation for Trade Unionists now open for Application

    As part of the Global Labour University network, EI would like to inform its members that the next academic year of Global Labour University (GLU) is now open for applications. Two Master prgrammes on Labour and Globalisation for trade unionists are offered in 2008-2009 by the network, formed by the...

    International Master Programmes on Labour and Globalisation for Trade Unionists now open for Application
  2. Union growth 7 February 2007

    ASEAN Trade Union Rights Workshop received region-wide support

    A Trade Union Rights Workshop which was held from 14-16 Jan 2007 for EI member organisations from the Southeast Asian region received widespread support from participants from all corners of the region.

    ASEAN Trade Union Rights Workshop received region-wide support
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 30 January 2007

    EI welcomes launch of European Year of Equal Opportunities for All

    On 30 and 31 January 2007 in Berlin, 450 delegates from across Europe will attend the first ever European Equality summit to mark 2007 as European Year of Equal Opportunities as designated by the European Commission.

    EI welcomes launch of European Year of Equal Opportunities for All
  4. Union growth 24 January 2007

    World Economic Forum: the International Trade Union movement challenges Business leaders on Corporate Responsibility

    A delegation of 12 international trade union leaders at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos this week will be calling companies to account on corporate taxation, the role of private equity investment and the social and environmental responsibilities of business.

    World Economic Forum: the International Trade Union movement challenges Business leaders on Corporate Responsibility
  5. Union growth 23 January 2007

    Guinea: EI condemns killing of demonstrators

    EI joins the call of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in condemning the recent killing of civilians and detention of top union leaders by the Guinean government.

    Guinea: EI condemns killing of demonstrators
  6. Union growth 19 January 2007

    Cambodian unionists do not forget the murder of their leader three years ago

    EI's affiliate in Cambodia, the Cambodia Independent Teachers Association (CITA), and the Cambodia trade union centre (FTUWKC, Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia) will mark the third anniversary of the murder of Chea Vichea, the President of the Cambodia trade union centre. He was gunned down...

    Cambodian unionists do not forget the murder of their leader three years ago
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 17 January 2007

    Ethiopia: Urgent Action Appeal Update

    Below is an update regarding the Urgent Action Appeal launched on 4 January on behalf of elected union officers of the Ethiopian Teachers’ Association (ETA). Your solidarity is still indispensable as the ETA officers in detention continue to be subjected to torture!

    Ethiopia: Urgent Action Appeal Update
  8. Union growth 9 January 2007

    Ethiopia: Amnesty International adopts detained ETA officials as prisoners of conscience

    Education International is happy to have the support of Amnesty International in its appeal for the release of ETA officials. An urgent action appeal was launched on 4 Jan for the release of Tilahun Ayalew, Anteneh Getnet and Meqcha Mengistu, who are prominent members of EI's affiliate, the Ethiopian Teacher...

    Ethiopia: Amnesty International adopts detained ETA officials as prisoners of conscience
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 5 January 2007

    Pakistan: Sindh High Court ruled that the ban on teacher unions is illegal

    On 12 Dec 2006, the High Court of the Sindh province in Pakistan ruled in favour of the Sindh Primary Teachers' Association in a case against the provincial government's ban on all activities carried out by teacher unions. The Court declared the government's ban "unlawful and of no legal effect".

    Pakistan: Sindh High Court ruled that the ban on teacher unions is illegal
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 4 January 2007

    EI launches Urgent Action Appeal for Ethiopia

    An urgent action appeal is launched on 4 January by EI, which calls on all member organisations and partners to support the elected union officers of the Ethiopian Teachers’ Association (ETA).

    EI launches Urgent Action Appeal for Ethiopia
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 21 December 2006

    Ethiopia: EI fears for the safety of two activist teachers

    Education International has been alerted by its affiliate, the Ethiopian Teachers’ Association (ETA) that two colleagues, Tilahun Ayalew and Meqcha Mengistu, are missing.

    Ethiopia: EI fears for the safety of two activist teachers
  12. Union growth 7 December 2006

    EI strongly condemns the unlawful military takeover in Fiji

    Education International strongly condemns the unlawful military takeover in Fiji. "This unconstitutional move precludes the hopes for democracy and again throws the country into social turmoil," said the General Secretary of Education International, Fred van Leeuwen.

    EI strongly condemns the unlawful military takeover in Fiji
  13. Union growth 5 December 2006

    Kenya: Education minister thanks UASU for calling off strike

    A six-week strike by university lecturers has been called off by their union, EI affiliate the University Academic staff Union (UASU), to pave way for negotiations.

    Kenya: Education minister thanks UASU for calling off strike
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 30 November 2006

    Australia: Trade unions unite on national day of protest

    Teachers will join workers from all other sectors across Australia today in the national day of protest against radical industrial relations reforms imposed by the government of Prime Minister John Howard.

    Australia: Trade unions unite on national day of protest
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 22 November 2006

    Good News in ETA's Long Legal Struggle

    EI is very pleased to report news today from Ethiopia Teachers’ Association General Secretary Gemoraw Kassa that the registrar’s office of the Federal Supreme Court has informed the ETA that the verdict delivered by the Supreme Court on November 20 is in favour of the authentic ETA.

    Good News in ETA's Long Legal Struggle
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 8 November 2006

    Bostwana: unfair dismissal of trade union leader is reversed

    The president of the Botswana Teachers’ Union has been reinstated in his teaching post, after EI and BTU members protested his unfair dismissal.

    Bostwana: unfair dismissal of trade union leader is reversed
  17. Union growth 2 November 2006

    "Stop harassment of trade unions," EI tells the Zimbabwe goverment

    EI issued a message to the Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe on 13 October, urging his government to stop harassing trade union leaders and members. EI was refering to the police intervention of World Teachers' Day celebration on 6 October by the Progressive Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ).

    "Stop harassment of trade unions," EI tells the Zimbabwe goverment
  18. Trade union rights are human rights 5 October 2006

    Ethiopia: arrested teachers released on bail

    The two members of EI affiliate the Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) detained since 23 September have been released on bail.

    Ethiopia: arrested teachers released on bail