Articles from Gabon
Leading the profession 16 September 2022
Gabon: a favourable start to the 2022 academic year thanks to social dialogue
Launching its trade union activities at the start of the new school year, national education union, SENA (Syndicat de l’Education Nationale) welcomed the progress achieved last year through social dialogue and called on the government to continue with the talks in order to resolve the issues raised by the union...Gabon: a favourable start to the 2022 academic year thanks to social dialogue
Trade union rights are human rights 8 December 2021
Gabon: teacher trade unionists demand respect for social dialogue and government commitments
Since 15 October, teachers belonging to the National Education Union (Syndicat de l’Éducation nationale - SENA) have been engaged in strike action in order to achieve their demands and ensure that the commitments made by the government are respected.Gabon: teacher trade unionists demand respect for social dialogue and government commitments
Union growth 15 July 2021
Gabon: SENA supports teachers during COVID-19 crisis
In light of the gaps in the information provided by the authorities on the dangers of COVID-19, Gabon’s education union SENA has launched a nationwide campaign to inform education workers and encourage them to organise.Gabon: SENA supports teachers during COVID-19 crisis
Leading the profession 21 October 2020
“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
Equity and inclusion 12 March 2020
Beijing +25: "Making the Promise of Beijing a Reality for Learners and for Education Sector Workers."
madeleine kennedy macfoy
Examples of the work done by Education International and its member organisations in different parts of the world since the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted in 1995, demonstrate the power of taking collective action to find collective solutions.Beijing +25: "Making the Promise of Beijing a Reality for Learners and for Education Sector Workers."
Leading the profession 17 October 2019
“Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...“Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 May 2017
This May Day, why not try solidarity?
As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.This May Day, why not try solidarity?
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 February 2017
Gabon: striking teachers call for social dialogue to improve the education system
On strike since last fall, Gabonese teachers are calling on public authorities to negotiate and quickly respond to trade union demands aimed at improving the education system and obtaining better teaching and learning conditions.Gabon: striking teachers call for social dialogue to improve the education system
Trade union rights are human rights 21 January 2008
Gabon: HIV/AIDS prevention included in school curriculum
Last October the National AIDS Committee situated within the Gabonese Ministry of Education (Colusimen) met to develop a harmonised curriculum on HIV/AIDS education. EI welcomes the decision of the Gabonese Government to include HIV/AIDS in the school curriculum.Gabon: HIV/AIDS prevention included in school curriculum
Trade union rights are human rights 25 January 2006
SENA General Secretary appointed as Gabon's new Minister of Labour
Christiane Bitougat, General Secretary of the Gabonese teachers' union SENA, has been appointed Labour Minister of the new government of Omar Bongo on Jan 19. She is also a member of the Francophone teachers' union committee CSFEF.SENA General Secretary appointed as Gabon's new Minister of Labour