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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 March 2006

    New Zealand: Pay Parity for Early Childhood Education Teachers

    EI affiliate NZEI Te Riu Roa and the New Zealand Childcare Association/Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa have negotiated pay parity with principals and deputy principals in primary schools for more than 400 teachers in leadership positions in 181 early childhood education centres throughout New Zealand.

    New Zealand: Pay Parity for Early Childhood Education Teachers
  2. Union renewal and development 17 March 2006

    Republic of Ireland: ASTI Welcomes Student Discipline Report

    EI affiliate the ASTI has welcomed recommendations made by the Task Force on Student Behaviour. Commenting on the actions outlined by the Minister for Education and Science to deal with serious behaviour issues in second level schools, the ASTI General Secretary, John White said: "This is an excellent report which...

    Republic of Ireland: ASTI Welcomes Student Discipline Report
  3. Standards and working conditions 16 March 2006

    Niger: March for education

    Up to 15,000 teachers, students and human rights activists yesterday marched through Niger's capital, Niamey, demanding more funding for the education system.

    Niger: March for education
  4. Standards and working conditions 16 March 2006

    Namibia: Union and government sign teacher appointment and pay agreement

    EI affiliate the Namibia National Teachers Union (NANTU) has signed an historic agreement with the government on appropriate appointment requirements and remuneration packages for teachers.

    Namibia: Union and government sign teacher appointment and pay agreement
  5. 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
  6. Union growth 15 March 2006

    Algeria: re-establishment of social partnership

    EI's protest letter dated 22 Feb to the Minister of Education in support of its Algerian affiliates, the "Union nationale des travailleurs de l’éducation et de la formation" (UNPEF) and the "Syndicat autonome des travailleurs de l’éducation et de la formation" (SATEF) seems to bear fruit.

    Algeria: re-establishment of social partnership
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 March 2006

    Nigeria: Affiliate faults Implementation of Universal Basic Education

    EI affiliate the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has faulted the implementation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) programmes in the country, saying that the fundamental principles and policy of UBE are being compromised.

    Nigeria: Affiliate faults Implementation of Universal Basic Education
  8. Standards and working conditions 13 March 2006

    CEART 2006: invitation for contributions

    As the ILO-UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Recommendations on Teachers (CEART) will meet in Geneva this October and EI will be presenting a report to the committee, EI invites all member organisations to contribute to the drafting of this report.

    CEART 2006: invitation for contributions
  9. Standards and working conditions 13 March 2006

    South Africa: Breakthrough for temporary teachers

    EI affiliate the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) and the education department have agreed that all temporary educators in the Eastern Cape province will be given permanent contracts.

    South Africa: Breakthrough for temporary teachers
  10. Leading the profession 9 March 2006

    PISA 2006 and the 2007 OECD Survey of Teachers, Teaching and Learning

    EI has sent out a circular to affiliates in the member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) urging them to take actions about their national government's plans to participate in OECD's two surveys, PISA 2006 and the 2007 OECD Survey of Teachers and Learning.

    PISA 2006 and the 2007 OECD Survey of Teachers, Teaching and Learning
  11. Union renewal and development 8 March 2006

    Rebuilding Aceh and Sri Lanka through Education for All

    Education International is pleased to report that good progress is being made with the development and rebuilding of schools in Aceh and Sri Lanka, the areas which were destroyed by the tsunami of December 2004.

    Rebuilding Aceh and Sri Lanka through Education for All
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 7 March 2006

    TradEducation News Issue 7 now available

    The latest issue of TradEducation News, Education International’s publication to help affiliates understand the implication of GATS talks on public education, is now available in PDF format.

    TradEducation News Issue 7 now available
  13. 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
  14. Equity and inclusion 6 March 2006

    EI Statement on the International Women's Day, 8 March 2006 - Public Quality Education to achieve Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

    During the UN Millennium Summit in the year 2000, world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to achieving equal rights for women and girls by approving Goal 3 on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. It was not the first time that such a pledge had been made.

    EI Statement on the International Women's Day, 8 March 2006 - Public Quality Education to achieve Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 3 March 2006

    Algeria: government threatens to dissolve teacher union

    EI is appalled that the two strike actions within an interval of one month by both primary and secondary school teachers did not convince the Algerian government to enter into negotiations with the Inter-Union Coordination of National Education (CITE), to which EI affiliates the "Union nationale des travailleurs de l’éducation...

    Algeria: government threatens to dissolve teacher union
  16. Equity and inclusion 3 March 2006

    Global Unions Oral Statement on Migration - 50th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women – 2 March, 2006

    The international trade union organisations welcome the fact that migration has been placed on the Agenda of the 50th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women as an emerging issue. The growing phenomenon of migration is of concern to global unions, represented here by Education International, Public Services...

    Global Unions Oral Statement on Migration - 50th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women – 2 March, 2006
  17. 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