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Patrick Pleul
Patrick Pleul

Standards and working conditions

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  1. News 10 February 2010

    Georgia: Teachers determined to bring the government to the negotiating table

    For the Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union of Georgia (ESFTUG), one of EI's affiliates in Georgia representing 103.000 teachers, a strike is becoming increasingly inevitable. Despite long negotiations, high pressure on the government, and even a court decision ordering the authorities to make legal provisions for social dialogue with...

    Georgia: Teachers determined to bring the government to the negotiating table
  2. 22 December 2009

    5 October 2009 Build the Future: Invest in Teachers Now!

    This was the resounding message from teachers around the world as they lobbied and marched and celebrated World Teachers’ Day, despite the global economic crisis threatening education and other key public services.

    5 October 2009 Build the Future: Invest in Teachers Now!
  3. News 6 November 2009

    Norway: union elects new leadership

    At the recent national Congress of Norwegian teacher union Utdanningsforbundet, Education International General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen thanked the union for its extensive development cooperation programme that has “helped strengthen education unions in many low-income countries”.

    Norway: union elects new leadership
  4. News 9 October 2009

    EI's triennial report to the CEART: "Stop hurting the teaching profession"

    Global teacher shortage, the increasing casualisation of the teaching profession and the rise in violence against teachers are three major phenomena that require immediate action from global bodies. That is the main message of Education International's recently-published triennial report to the Joint ILO-UNESCO Expert Committee on the Application of the...

    EI's triennial report to the CEART: "Stop hurting the teaching profession"
  5. News 6 October 2009

    On 5 October teachers organise for quality education

    “Build the Future: Invest in Teachers Now!” That was the resounding message from teachers around the world as they lobbied and marched and celebrated their international day, despite the global economic crisis threatening education and other key public services.

    On 5 October teachers organise for quality education
  6. 2 September 2009

    Working and learning conditions in decline

    Teachers’ working conditions around the world have deteriorated in recent years, mainly due to deep education funding cutbacks and increasing workload pressures, and the economic crisis is only likely to worsen the situation.

    Working and learning conditions in decline
  7. 2 September 2009

    Strong school leadership key to quality education

    To build towards achievement of quality education there must be greater recognition of the important role played by principals and other school leaders. This was one of the key conclusions of an EI school leadership seminar called “Quality leadership for quality education” held in Helsinki in May. Hosted by the...

    Strong school leadership key to quality education
  8. News 27 July 2009

    Teacher unions in Zimbabwe demand decent salaries

    EI’s largest affiliates in Zimbabwe – the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) and the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) – were sharply critical of the salary increase for civil servants announced last week by the government.

    Teacher unions in Zimbabwe demand decent salaries
  9. News 7 July 2009

    American teachers optimistic, despite challenges

    “Hope starts here!” With a new partner in the White House, more than 15,000 American teacher trade unionists came together under this optimistic slogan at the National Education Association’s 88th Representative Assembly, 3-7 July in San Diego, California.

    American teachers optimistic, despite challenges
  10. News 22 June 2009

    Korea: Survey shows 6 out of 10 teachers suffer from occupational illnesses

    On the occasion of the 58th Education Week, the Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations (KFTA) conducted a teacher survey. The survey showed that six out of ten teachers have experienced or are now suffering from occupational diseases and many of them are under great stress from negative media reports and...

    Korea: Survey shows 6 out of 10 teachers suffer from occupational illnesses
  11. News 5 June 2009

    Taiwan: Teachers protest anti-union law

    Members of EI’s affiliate the National Teachers’ Association of Taiwan are deeply concerned about a draft union law currently tabled in the Taiwanese Parliament.

    Taiwan: Teachers protest anti-union law