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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 June 2006

    Botswana: Diploma Course Fails to Produce Graduates in 7 years

    EI affiliate the Botswana Teachers' Union (BTU) has expressed concern that the diploma in Primary Education programme by distance learning introduced by the University of Botswana (UB) in 1999 has yet to produce a graduate.

    Botswana: Diploma Course Fails to Produce Graduates in 7 years
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 April 2006

    TradEducation issue no.8 now available for download!

    The new issue of EI's bulletin on GATS and the WTO, TradEducation, has just been published. In this issue, we talk about the New Zealand government spearheading an effort to open up their private higher education "market", EI's meeting with key WTO negotiators and rules on domestic regulations.

    TradEducation issue no.8 now available for download!
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 3 April 2006

    GATS: EI Lobby at the WTO

    EI held a series of meetings with the officials and negotiators of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as services negotiations resumed in Geneva this week. Monique Fouilhoux, EI’s education and employment co-ordinator, was joined by representatives of affiliates from Australia, Canada, and Denmark.

    GATS: EI Lobby at the WTO
  4. Union renewal and development 29 March 2006

    Second EI Research Network meeting

    The EI Research Network is holding its second meeting in Brussels from 29-30 March. The network comprises research officers from EI affiliates.

    Second EI Research Network meeting
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 March 2006

    UK: AUT-NATFHE Conference on Brain Drain

    On March 23, EI affiliates the Association of University Teachers (AUT) and the University and College Lecturers’ Union (NATFHE) organised a conference on “Brain Drain” as the final stage of a two-year project on the subject, which had its origins within the EI’s higher education debates.

    UK: AUT-NATFHE Conference on Brain Drain
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 March 2006

    Union fury as employers ban unions from pay dispute talks

    EI affiliates the AUT and NATFHE have reacted with astonishment and anger at news today that the Universities and Colleges Employers (Ucea) Association have gone back on a commitment to meet them next week to try and resolve the current pay dispute for higher education staff.

    Union fury as employers ban unions from pay dispute talks
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 March 2006

    EI at the 9th ESIB Convention

    EI recently attended a convention held by the "National Unions of Students in Europe" (ESIB) from 10-14 March in Vienna, Austria, on the "Higher Education and the Lisbon strategy ". EI was also part of a panel on a discussion session entitled "Who cares? Who dares?" on the "Lisbon strategy...

    EI at the 9th ESIB Convention
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 March 2006

    EI Pan-European Standing Commitee for Higher Education and Research met in Sesimbra

    The EI Pan-European Standing Commitee for Higher Education and Research conducted a meeting recently in Sesimbra, Portugal, from 16-18 March, with a seminar on the "New Developments in Higher Education and Research: Consequences for the academic personnel" within the framework of the ETUCE-TRACE Project.

    EI Pan-European Standing Commitee for Higher Education and Research met in Sesimbra
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 March 2006

    Canada: CAUT’s Education Review focuses on Women in the Academic Work Force

    Canadian EI affiliate CAUT has released a new report that shows under-representation of women among academic staff has been a persistent and troubling feature of universities and colleges in Canada.

    Canada: CAUT’s Education Review focuses on Women in the Academic Work Force
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 March 2006

    UK: Lecturers begin strike action

    Members of EI affiliates the AUT and NATFHE are taking strike action today because they say promises to use new money coming into the higher education sector to improve staff pay have been broken.

    UK: Lecturers begin strike action
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 March 2006

    UK: Unions join together to fight against tuition fee increases

    A coalition of EI affiliates in the UK have joined the National Union of Students (NUS) to fight against any tuition fee increases in the run up to a funding review planned for 2008. This could result in the removal of the £3,000 cap on tuition fees by 2010.

    UK: Unions join together to fight against tuition fee increases
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 February 2006

    Australia: Workplace Agreements erode union rights

    EI affiliate the NTEU has condemned legislation identified at the 5th Conference on Higher Education and Research in December 2005, and already being implemented to undercut union rights within the higher education sector.

    Australia: Workplace Agreements erode union rights
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 February 2006

    UK: Union achieves pay parity victory for college lecturers in Wales

    A landmark agreement that will give Welsh college lecturers pay parity with schoolteachers has just been concluded, seeing £11.5m ploughed into staff pay on top of the £20m invested over 2003 and 2004.

    UK: Union achieves pay parity victory for college lecturers in Wales
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 January 2006

    1-year Master Programme at the Global Labour University now open for application

    As a Global Union, EI is committed to support the Global Labour University. The Global Labour University is created by the Global Union Research Network (GURN), comprising the ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV), the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD...

    1-year Master Programme at the Global Labour University now open for application
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 January 2006

    UK: Union's fury at vice-chancellors' excessive pay increases

    EI affiliate the Association of University Teachers (AUT) has expressed its amazement at the salary increases of the vice-chancellors and principals on the board of the Universities and Colleges Employers' Association (UCEA).

    UK: Union's fury at vice-chancellors' excessive pay increases
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 December 2005

    EI International Conference on Higher Education and Research: "Education is not for sale!"

    The 5th International Conference on Higher Education and Research ended on 9 December with the adoption of a General Report and a Statement to the delegations of the 6th WTO Ministerial meeting concerning GATS and education, which will be held in Hong Kong this week.

    EI International Conference on Higher Education and Research: "Education is not for sale!"