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Articles from Swaziland

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 10 January 2022

    Eswatini: International trade union cooperation and solidarity to support educators

    International trade union cooperation was at the heart of recent activities by the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT). It has successfully engaged with the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) and the Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ). This cooperation will allow the Swaziland/Eswatini education union to strengthen...

    Eswatini: International trade union cooperation and solidarity to support educators
  2. Democracy 28 October 2021

    Eswatini: Education International and ITUC condemn the brutal attacks on educators and civilians

    Education International (EI) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) emphatically denounce the attacks and recent violence perpetrated by the police against teachers and other public sector workers in Eswatini. We strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force against peaceful protesters, which has caused in scores of injuries and the...

    Eswatini: Education International and ITUC condemn the brutal attacks on educators and civilians
  3. Leading the profession 21 October 2020

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.

    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.
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 October 2019

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.

    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.
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 September 2017

    Swaziland: Unconstitutional move to end free primary school education

    The Swaziland National Association of Teachers has condemned the government’s decision to introduce school fees, a move that flies in the face of the country’s constitution which states that primary education is a right.

    Swaziland: Unconstitutional move to end free primary school education
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 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?
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 May 2013

    Swaziland: Education unionist under house arrest

    As the International Workers’ Day (May Day) was celebrated worldwide on 1 May, the Secretary General of Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), an EI affiliate, was under house arrest. Six policemen guarded his house without any warrant or court order.

    Swaziland: Education unionist under house arrest
  8. Standards and working conditions 28 March 2013

    Swaziland: Teachers fight for pay rise

    Public sector trade unions in Swaziland, including EI affiliate Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), have reacted negatively to the announcement of a 30 per cent pay rise for junior police officers, because a pay freeze has been applied to teachers!

    Swaziland: Teachers fight for pay rise
  9. Union growth 3 August 2012

    Swaziland: Crackdown on striking teachers

    Hundreds of laid-off teachers and the Executive Office of the teacher union SNAT sacked. This is the Government's response to the legitimate strike of civil servants.

    Swaziland: Crackdown on striking teachers
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 28 June 2012

    EI African affiliates condemn actions of Swaziland government against strikers

    Representatives of 19 EI member organisations from Southern Africa, meeting in Johannesburg, condemned in the strongest terms the actions of the Swaziland Government in brutally attacking strikers and imprisoning many of them.

    EI African affiliates condemn actions of Swaziland government against strikers
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 June 2012

    Swaziland: Educators continue pay strike

    The Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) has decided to contravene a court decision and instead go on an open-ended strike over demands for a 4.5 per cent salary increase. The SNAT, an EI affiliate, is extending a two-day action held on 13-14 June, in which over 6,000 teachers participated.

    Swaziland: Educators continue pay strike
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 14 June 2012

    Swaziland: SNAT on strike against wage cuts

    The Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) called for a two-day strike action on 13 and 14 June to protest at the Swazi Government’s intention to reduce the wages of public employees.

    Swaziland: SNAT on strike against wage cuts
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 14 June 2012

    Swaziland: SNAT on strike against wage cuts

    The Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) called for a two-day strike action on 13 and 14 June to protest at the Swazi Government’s intention to reduce the wages of public employees.

    Swaziland: SNAT on strike against wage cuts
  14. Standards and working conditions 5 March 2012

    Swaziland: Union demands 1,200 dismissed teachers be reinstated

    The Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), an EI national affiliate, has condemned the authorities’ decision to make 1,200 primary teachers redundant due to the financial crisis hitting this Kingdom.

    Swaziland: Union demands 1,200 dismissed teachers be reinstated
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 September 2011

    Swaziland: Financial crisis 'forcing schools to shut'

    Most schools in Swaziland are shut because of the financial crisis that has hit the government, according to the head of the Swaziland Principals Association (SWAPA).

    Swaziland: Financial crisis 'forcing schools to shut'
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 7 September 2011

    Swaziland: Unions demand democracy now

    Teacher trade unionists across the globe have found little to cheer about Swaziland as it marks its Independence Day, on 6 September, with a litany of attacks on basic freedom and workers' rights.

    Swaziland: Unions demand democracy now
  17. Union growth 10 June 2011

    Swaziland: Teachers demand freeze of King’s assets

    Almost 3,000 teachers in Swaziland have marched to the South African and US embassies to insist on an international asset freeze against the country’s absolute ruler, King Mswati III, alleging corruption and mismanagement of national resources.

    Swaziland: Teachers demand freeze of King’s assets