Articles from Tunisia
Union growth 9 November 2020
“What about Convention No. 190 in Tunisia? Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work”, by Emna Aouadi.
In June 2019, the ILO adopted Convention 190 concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work. Unions have long called for an instrument of this nature. We welcome the adoption of this Convention.“What about Convention No. 190 in Tunisia? Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work”, by Emna Aouadi.
Union growth 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.
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.
Equity and inclusion 26 March 2018
Tunisia: New law to stop violence against women supported by teachers
The teachers of the Fédération générale de l'enseignement de base have welcomed the new national law to stop violence against women.Tunisia: New law to stop violence against women supported by teachers
Union renewal and development 14 July 2017
Tunisian and Arab teachers unions have lost an outstanding activist
Education International mourns the death of Taher Dhaker, former General Secretary of the General Union of Basic Education in Tunisia (SGEB), who passed away on Thursday July 13, 2017 after a short illness.Tunisian and Arab teachers unions have lost an outstanding activist
Union growth 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 17 January 2017
Tunisia: teachers unite to demand essential education reform
With the full support of their unions, primary and secondary school teachers from across the country have come together in protest to urge the government to secure quality education for every student in Tunisia.Tunisia: teachers unite to demand essential education reform
Union renewal and development 9 October 2015
Education International’s Tunisian affiliates celebrate Nobel Peace Prize
The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize honouring the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its role in helping build democracy following the country’s revolution includes five of Education International’s very own affiliates.Education International’s Tunisian affiliates celebrate Nobel Peace Prize
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 April 2015
Reasserting the need for quality secondary education and public services
The future of quality secondary education and public services was among the hot topics debated by Education International and its affiliates, who were actively involved in the World Social Forum last month in Tunisia.Reasserting the need for quality secondary education and public services
Fighting the commercialisation of education 2 April 2015
World Social Forum: Clear rejection of the privatisation of public services
Education International and some of its affiliates were actively involved in the World Social Forum, from 24-28 March in Tunis, Tunisia, and discussed privatisation of services, including education.World Social Forum: Clear rejection of the privatisation of public services
Trade union rights are human rights 3 February 2014
Tunisia: EI hails adoption of new constitution
After two years of difficult discussions, the Tunisian people adopted the new Constitution on 26 January 2014. “Tunisia is entering a second Republic – and this time, a democratic one!” is the emphatic view of Taher Dhaker, General Secretary of the UGTT’s primary school teachers’ union (SGEB/UGTT).Tunisia: EI hails adoption of new constitution
Trade union rights are human rights 2 August 2013
Tunis: Condemnation of murder of MP and comrade Mohamed Brahmi
Education International strongly condemns the killing of Mohamed Brahmi, a secular Tunisian political leader. An outspoken critic of the Government who represented the Front Populaire in the Tunisian Parliament, Mohamed Brahmi was shot down in front of his home in Tunis on 25 July.Tunis: Condemnation of murder of MP and comrade Mohamed Brahmi
Union growth 8 February 2013
EI condemns murder of Tunisian political leader
EI strongly condemns the killing of Chokri Belaïd, a secular Tunisian political leader. In December 2012, the headquarters of the Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) union federation were attacked, and there were a series of violent repressions of demonstrations in Tunis and across the country.EI condemns murder of Tunisian political leader
Standards and working conditions 23 May 2012
Tunisia: Strikes to improve education system and teachers’ status
Primary school teachers throughout Tunisia answered the call of the Syndicat général de l'enseignement de base (SGEB), one of the national affiliates of EI, to hold a successful one-day strike on 16 May with an 85 per cent participation rate. The trade union is fighting to improve the education system...Tunisia: Strikes to improve education system and teachers’ status
Union growth 30 March 2011
Tunisia: the spark that set the Arab world ablaze
On 17 December 2010, a young vegetable seller named Mohamed Bouazizi burned himself alive in protest at police harassment in a small poverty-stricken town in Tunisia. Within a month the regime of President Ben Ali had fallen, sending shock waves across the entire Arab region.Tunisia: the spark that set the Arab world ablaze
Union renewal and development 11 February 2011
Tunisia: Education resumes while activists continue to mobilise
Students and teachers across Tunisia have resumed their classes after weeks of protests that brought down the government of former President Ben Ali, but the debates continue about how to shape a new Tunisia.Tunisia: Education resumes while activists continue to mobilise
Equity and inclusion 31 January 2011
Statement by the FGESRS, Tunisia, made during Education International’s First World Women’s Conference in Bangkok
The movement of uprising against dictatorship and corruption which Tunisia, my country, has been witnessing for a month, has enabled our people to engage in an heroic struggle to recover its National pride and rights which have been denied to it. An historic stage on the road to freedom and...Statement by the FGESRS, Tunisia, made during Education International’s First World Women’s Conference in Bangkok
Union growth 24 January 2011
Tunisia faces teacher strike, protests against new government
Teachers across Tunisia have gone on strike today, when many students intended to return to class, after weeks of mass protests that brought down the government of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.Tunisia faces teacher strike, protests against new government