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Patrick Pleul
Patrick Pleul

Standards and working conditions

Our work in this area

  1. News 29 September 2010

    General strike in Spain: teachers demand dignity and protection

    Trade unions in Spain have called the whole country to take part in a general strike on 29 September to oppose changes in workers conditions and pension rights that Zapatero’s government is implementing.

    General strike in Spain: teachers demand dignity and protection
  2. News 29 September 2010

    European day for action: no cuts, more growth

    The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is staging a European Day of Action on 29 September in opposition to austerity programmes being adopted by governments all over the continent.

    European day for action: no cuts, more growth
  3. News 29 September 2010

    Taiwan: Teachers hold vigil in demand for pension

    Thousands of teachers from all over the Republic of China (Taiwan) descended on its capital, Taipei City, on 26 September to demonstrate for the right of private school teachers to receive pensions.

    Taiwan: Teachers hold vigil in demand for pension
  4. News 24 September 2010

    Uganda: World Teacher’s Day declared national public holiday

    EI is pleased to have been informed by its affiliate member, the Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU), that 5 October has been declared a national public holiday in Uganda, in honour of World Teachers’ Day.

    Uganda: World Teacher’s Day declared national public holiday
  5. News 23 September 2010

    Francophone affiliates call on governments to tackle crisis

    More than 35 participants from Africa, Europe and the Middle East have converged in Fribourg, Switzerland, to assess developments in education across the French-speaking world.

    Francophone affiliates call on governments to tackle crisis
  6. News 23 September 2010

    France: Teachers to continue fighting pension reforms

    Following the success of 7 September’s general strike, trade unions in France have called for another coordinated national strike across all sectors in opposition to the pension reform proposals being rushed through Parliament by President Sarkozy’s administration.

    France: Teachers to continue fighting pension reforms
  7. News 6 September 2010

    World Teachers' Day 2010: Website now live

    On 5 October, World Teachers’ Day, tens of thousands of students, parents and activists around the world will pay homage to all teachers who have been directly, or indirectly, affected by a major crisis.

    World Teachers' Day 2010: Website now live
  8. News 2 September 2010

    SADTU members remain on indefinite strike over pay

    Public sector unions in South Africa have been in negotiation with the government to secure a living wage and increased housing allowances for workers.

    SADTU members remain on indefinite strike over pay
  9. News 17 August 2010

    Germany: Unions deplore teacher shortage

    Many teaching positions within German schools remain vacant just weeks before the start of a new school year. Research from Germany’s largest education unions, the GEW and VBE, estimates that almost 45,000 posts are unfilled, with acute shortages in subjects such as mathematics and the sciences.

    Germany: Unions deplore teacher shortage
  10. News 11 August 2010

    United States: Historic victory for education, teachers and unions

    The US House of Representatives has voted to approve new legislation that will inject more than $10 billion in aid to states and school districts to save education jobs that were threatened by budget cuts.

    United States: Historic victory for education, teachers and unions
  11. News 15 July 2010

    Teachers out of pocket for classroom essentials

    A survey carried out by the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) has discovered that in the 2008-09 school year each Canadian teacher paid out from their own pocket an average of $453 for essential classroom materials or class-related activities.

    Teachers out of pocket for classroom essentials
  12. News 8 July 2010

    Kenya: Teacher shortage to be recognised a national disaster

    EI affiliate in Kenya, the Kenyan National Union of Teachers (KNUT), urged “the government to declare the shortage of teachers a national disaster,” reported the national newspaper Daily Nation.

    Kenya: Teacher shortage to be recognised a national disaster
  13. News 2 July 2010

    Education leaders unite for global summit

    More than 9,000 delegates have gathered in New Orleans, USA, for the Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly of the National Education Association (NEA) - one of EI's largest affiliate members in America.

    Education leaders unite for global summit
  14. News 7 June 2010

    CEART Report Adopted at International Labour Conference

    On 4 June 2010, the Committee on the Application of Standards of the International Labour Conference (ILC) unanimously adopted a Report by the Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning teaching personnel (CEART).

    CEART Report Adopted at International Labour Conference
  15. News 4 June 2010

    Teachers are at the core of the education process

    Teachers have been declared the ‘better part of society’ at the 23rd session of the Council of Europe’s Standing Conference of Education Ministers which took place in Ljubljana between 4 - 5 June, 2010.

    Teachers are at the core of the education process
  16. Research

    Learning how to teach - The upgrading of unqualified primary teachers in sub-Saharan Africa

    Herman Kruijer
    21 April 2010

    In many developing countries, the increased enrolment of pupils in recent years has not been met by an increase in qualified teachers. Rather, to meet rapid expansions of student populations, large numbers of un- and under-qualified teachers have been recruited in recent years by governments in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Learning how to teach - The upgrading of unqualified primary teachers in sub-Saharan Africa
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