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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 March 2006

    Open letter to all affiliates: Every Child Needs a Teacher

    Within the framework of Global Action Week's activities to be held from 24th to 30th April, EI issued an open letter on 30 March, signed by the President and General Secretary of EI, recalling the issues behind this year's message "Every Child Needs a Teacher".

    Open letter to all affiliates: Every Child Needs a Teacher
  2. 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
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 29 March 2006

    Republic of Ireland: ASTI Welcomes Establishment of Teaching Council

    EI affiliate the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has welcomed the formal establishment of the Teaching Council as the professional body for Ireland's teachers.

    Republic of Ireland: ASTI Welcomes Establishment of Teaching Council
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 28 March 2006

    Zimbabwe: Further harassment of trade union leader

    Raymond Majongwe, General Secretary of the Progressive Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), was detained for 8 hours on 24 March for "driving" a group of four Dutch trade unionists visiting the country. Police in the Mabvuku suburb of Harare said "Majongwe’s visitors were taking pictures of police activities at a...

    Zimbabwe: Further harassment of trade union leader
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 28 March 2006

    UK: Teacher unions show solidarity with 1m striking local government workers

    EI affiliates the NASUWT, NUT and AUT are supporting local government employee unions in their one day strike today; part of the campaign to demand fair treatment over pension rights in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

    UK: Teacher unions show solidarity with 1m striking local government workers
  6. Standards and working conditions 27 March 2006

    Jamaica: Teachers reject wage offer

    The General Council of EI affiliate the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) has rejected the government's wage offer for the 2006 to 2008 contract period.

    Jamaica: Teachers reject wage offer
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 27 March 2006

    Macedonia: EI affiliate win legal battle

    SONK, EI’s Macedonian affiliate, is celebrating the legalisation of a new trade union centre of which it was a founding member.

    Macedonia: EI affiliate win legal battle
  8. 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
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 24 March 2006

    Call for G8 HIV/AIDS permanent working group

    Global Unions have recently launched a G8 HIV/AIDS Campaign as part of the 28 April “International Commemoration Day (ICD) for Dead and Injured Workers”. This campaign aims at convincing the Heads of State at next July’s G8 Summit in Russia to create a permanent high-level G8 working group on HIV/AIDS.

    Call for G8 HIV/AIDS permanent working group
  10. 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
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 23 March 2006

    Jamaica: affiliate insists school security should be priority

    EI affiliate the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) has taken issue with Education Minister Maxine Henry-Wilson's statement on the matter of security at public schools.

    Jamaica: affiliate insists school security should be priority
  12. Union growth 23 March 2006

    Malta: Trade Unions in Solidarity with Teachers

    Various trade unions showed support for EI affiliate the Malta Union of Teachers' (MUT) directive for a one-hour strike in state schools today.

    Malta: Trade Unions in Solidarity with Teachers
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 20 March 2006

    Trinidad & Tobago: Security concerns lead to protests

    Members of EI affiliate the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) are being supported by parents in their protest over security concerns at schools.

    Trinidad & Tobago: Security concerns lead to protests
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 20 March 2006

    Korea: KTU demands a stop to Free Trade Agreement negotiations

    EI affiliate the KTU is urging the government to cease negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Korea and the United States, fearing that it may make public services, including education, subject to private ownership.

    Korea: KTU demands a stop to Free Trade Agreement negotiations