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Patrick Pleul
Patrick Pleul

Standards and working conditions

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  1. News 16 April 2010

    Zimbabwe: Deteriorating education system and political tensions have led to severe teacher shortage

    Zimbabwe Education Minister David Coltart promised delegates attending the annual conference of the Zimbabwe Teachers' Association (ZIMTA) on 14 April that he would immediately terminate the possibility for parents to pay incentives to teachers, if the country’s teachers organisations would ask him to do so.

    Zimbabwe: Deteriorating education system and political tensions have led to severe teacher shortage
  2. News 14 April 2010

    Argentine teachers strike for decent pay

    In the San Luis Province, Cuyo Region, in central-western Argentina, teachers have been staging a strike and holding mass rallies for five consecutive weeks. Their actions enjoy the support of 90% of the profession.

    Argentine teachers strike for decent pay
  3. News 7 April 2010

    Lebanon: Teachers demand 12 years of allowance arrears

    In a recent press conference on 30 Mar called by the Ligue des professeurs de l'enseignement secondaire public du Liban (LPESPL), teachers demand to be paid 12 consecutive years of allowance arrears.

    Lebanon: Teachers demand 12 years of allowance arrears
  4. News 23 March 2010

    Kuwait: "Strong, independent and democratic trade unions are necessary to protect teachers' rights and employment conditions," says EI General Secretary

    Education, both secular and religious, can promote democratic principles and social justice while preparing students to cope with the complexities of adult life, EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen told 500 teachers attending the annual conference of the Kuwait Teachers’ Society on 23 March.

    Kuwait: "Strong, independent and democratic trade unions are necessary to protect teachers' rights and employment conditions," says EI General Secretary
  5. News 8 March 2010

    Lebanon: teachers held strike of unprecedented scale to demand salary improvement

    Lebanese teachers have so far received no response from the authorities concerning their demand of 24 Feb. Thousands of teachers from public secondary schools and vocational institutes took part in an industrial action that day, which was unprecedented in size and turnout.

    Lebanon: teachers held strike of unprecedented scale to demand salary improvement
  6. 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
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. 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"
  10. 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