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Articles from Philippines

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 21 December 2018

    Asian women union leaders join forces to combat bullying and sexual harassment in schools

    Top women education unionists from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have taken stock of their 2018 activities focusing on anti-bullying and research on sexual harassment, and adopted a 2019 action plan to push forward action.

    Asian women union leaders join forces to combat bullying and sexual harassment in schools
  2. Future of work in education 13 December 2018

    Philippines: union leaders united around gender equality and improving campaign capacities

    The annual evaluation and planning meeting of the Philippines’s women’s network bringing together Education International’s affiliates in this country has taken stock of gender and diversity issues and reinforced the education unions’ capacities and advocacy skills.

    Philippines: union leaders united around gender equality and improving campaign capacities
  3. Union growth 29 November 2018

    Philippines: Illegal detention of human rights defenders

    Education International has strongly condemned the illegal arrest and detention of the members of a solidarity mission with Lumad schools in the municipality of Talaingod, in Davao del Norte.

    Philippines: Illegal detention of human rights defenders
  4. Equity and inclusion 31 October 2018

    Philippines: teacher unions commit to take action for inclusion and safe schools for all

    Educators from Education International’s Filipino affiliates have crafted action plans aiming to embrace diversity and promote safe schools for all, including lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex teachers and learners, as a follow-up to the 2017 Resolution on Advancing LGBTI Rights of Education International’s Asia-Pacific region.

    Philippines: teacher unions commit to take action for inclusion and safe schools for all
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 3 July 2018

    Global Response research, reports and papers

    The effects of commercialisation and privatisation have a serious impact on students, communities and public education systems. We use research as a guide to inform the campaign and create an accurate picture of trends, tendencies and outcomes.

    Global Response research, reports and papers
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 May 2018

    Discovering more about Education Support Personnel, by Philippa Butler

    Philippa Butler

    Education Support Personnel (ESP) play a vital role in promoting quality education, fostering a safe and positive learning environment for all students, and ensuring that schools and education institutions function effectively. ESP cover a wide range of people working in the education sector, such as teaching and learning assistants, school...

    Discovering more about Education Support Personnel, by Philippa Butler
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 29 March 2018

    Philippines: Criminalisation of indigenous leaders and human rights defenders

    Education International joins its affiliate the Alliance of Concerned Teachers in expressing alarm about the deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines, as the country’s State Prosecutor is seeking to have teachers, Indigenous peoples’ leaders and human rights defenders declared terrorists and outlaws.

    Philippines: Criminalisation of indigenous leaders and human rights defenders
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 20 August 2017

    Filipino colleagues and students receive a wave of education union solidarity

    Teacher unions globally have condemned continuing attacks against Lumad schools, teachers, students and communities in the Philippines, a show of solidarity which comes after a call to action from Education International.

    Filipino colleagues and students receive a wave of education union solidarity
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 27 July 2017

    Philippines: End attacks against indigenous teachers, students and schools

    Education International has called on its member organisations to condemn the continuous harassment and attacks against students, teachers and human rights activists of the Lumad indigenous communities on Mindanao island in the Philippines.

    Philippines: End attacks against indigenous teachers, students and schools
  10. Standards and working conditions 10 July 2017

    The Philippines: Education union mobilises against low pay

    The Alliance of Concerned Teachers has firmly condemned what they see as Filipino public authorities’ anti-teacher statements and policies.

    The Philippines: Education union mobilises against low pay
  11. 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?
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 9 November 2016

    Philippines: shining a light on a shadowy edu-business

    In a forum held at Manila City Polytechnic University, teacher unionists and students could gain first-hand information about the operations of the so-called Affordable Private Education Centers in their country.

    Philippines: shining a light on a shadowy edu-business
  13. Equity and inclusion 12 August 2016

    Filipino teachers ready to improve minorities’ rights

    Action plans to promote and protect the rights of minorities, particularly for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, were devised at an Education International workshop for teacher unionists in the Philippines.

    Filipino teachers ready to improve minorities’ rights
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 April 2016

    Philippines: teachers defend quality education against increased privatisation

    Filipino teachers are fighting the government’s ‘K to 12’ plan which they believe would increase education privatisation and commercialisation and be detrimental to access to quality education for all.

    Philippines: teachers defend quality education against increased privatisation
  15. Standards and working conditions 13 January 2016

    Filipino teachers granted ‘meagre’ salary increase

    Educators in the Philippines have reacted strongly after a law was passed, granting them a ‘meagre’ and ‘insulting’ salary increase, while other sectors received a much higher salary raise.

    Filipino teachers granted ‘meagre’ salary increase