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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 February 2006

    Strasbourg: 30,000 join EuroManif demonstration

    The EuroManif demonstration in Strasbourg yesterday saw up to 30,000 trade unionists vent fears that the proposed Services Directive could undermine European jobs and social standards.

    Strasbourg: 30,000 join EuroManif demonstration
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 15 February 2006

    EI monitors the situation in Nepal

    EI and other trade union bodies are monitoring the situation in Nepal closely, as hundreds of pro-democracy activists are still detained across the country.

    EI monitors the situation in Nepal
  3. Union growth 14 February 2006

    UK: Peter Smith, former ATL general secretary dies

    Former general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), and member of EI’s European Committee, Peter Smith, has died at the age of 65.

    UK: Peter Smith, former ATL general secretary dies
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 February 2006

    USA: Affiliates united in opposition to proposed education budget cuts

    EI affiliates the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Authority (NEA) are united in their opposition to proposed budget cuts for education.

    USA: Affiliates united in opposition to proposed education budget cuts
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 February 2006

    South Africa: Bungle over exam has pupils & teachers fuming

    Eastern Cape Education Department superintendent-general Dave Edley yesterday promised an investigation to discover how the province published the wrong date for the matric supplementary examinations.

    South Africa: Bungle over exam has pupils & teachers fuming
  6. Equity and inclusion 13 February 2006

    Australia: WorkersOut! At Mardi gras

    EI affiliate the NTEU is a member of WorkersOut! - a collective of unions and union members who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) working together to raise the profile and importance of union membership across the LGBTI community.

    Australia: WorkersOut! At Mardi gras
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 10 February 2006

    Major demonstration to take place in Strasbourg to prevent the inclusion of education in the proposed EU Services Directive

    A campaign has been launched by the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) to exclude education from the proposed Directive on services in the internal EU market, first presented by the European Commission in Jan 2004.

    Major demonstration to take place in Strasbourg to prevent the inclusion of education in the proposed EU Services Directive
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 February 2006

    USA: “No Child Left Behind” is failing to lead the way, say affiliates

    While both the AFT and NEA agree that the NCLB initiative established laudable goals - high standards, accountability for all, and the belief that all children can learn, regardless of their background or ability - its underfunding and bureaucracy are masking the true progress made in schools.

    USA: “No Child Left Behind” is failing to lead the way, say affiliates
  9. Union growth 9 February 2006

    EI on Danish cartoon row: extra attention should be paid to teaching democracy and human rights

    "Apparently, there is a reciprocal lack of understanding about the crucial importance of fundamental human rights like freedom of expression, that constitute the basis of democratic societies, and on the other hand, the religious feelings of millions of people in Muslim countries," said EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen, when...

    EI on Danish cartoon row: extra attention should be paid to teaching democracy and human rights
  10. Standards and working conditions 9 February 2006

    South Africa: School fee promise good news in principle

    President Thabo Mbeki's promise to eliminate fees in the poorest 20% of schools in South Africa is meaningless without a deadline, says EI's affiliate.

    South Africa: School fee promise good news in principle
  11. Standards and working conditions 9 February 2006

    USA: Teachers' Needs Survey

    With the assistance of EI affiliates, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the American Psychological Association (APA) is gathering information about teachers' perceptions of professional development in several areas, including classroom management, instructional practices, classroom diversity, family and community outreach, and other teaching skills...

    USA: Teachers' Needs Survey
  12. Union renewal and development 9 February 2006

    WCT votes to join with EI

    Meeting in the historic city of Sevilla, Spain, last week, the World Confederation of Teachers (WCT) approved the agreement negotiated by the two Executive Boards to join with EI in a new integrated structure.

    WCT votes to join with EI
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 7 February 2006

    Nepal: EI protests against the arrest of teacher trade unionists

    EI sent a message to the King of Nepal, strongly protesting against the massive arrests of human rights activists, including teachers belonging to its affiliated teacher unions in the country.

    Nepal: EI protests against the arrest of teacher trade unionists
  14. Equity and inclusion 7 February 2006

    UK: new challenges facing LGBT teachers

    "With the increasing multicultural nature of western European societies, new obstacles have emerged for the achievement of LGTB rights. We hear of teachers who no longer dare to be open about their sexual orientation, afraid of hostile reactions by students some of whom are driven by religious fanatism," said EI...

    UK: new challenges facing LGBT teachers
  15. Standards and working conditions 6 February 2006

    Spain: EI General Secretary meets with Education Secretary General

    Together with the General Secretary of Spanish affiliate the "Federación de Enseñanza de CC.OO" (FE.CC.OO), EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen met with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Education, Alejandro Tiana, on 31 Jan.

    Spain: EI General Secretary meets with Education Secretary General
  16. Union renewal and development 6 February 2006

    Worlds of Education No 17 (Jan-Feb 2006) now available

    The Jan/Feb 2006 issue of Worlds of Education, Education International’s bi-monthly magazine, is now available.

    Worlds of Education No 17 (Jan-Feb 2006) now available
  17. Union growth 6 February 2006

    Guyana: Government and teachers union to meet next week

    The Government of Guyana has agreed to meet EI affiliate the Guyana Teachers' Union (GTU) following the `Stress Day' boycott of classrooms.

    Guyana: Government and teachers union to meet next week