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Patrick Pleul
Patrick Pleul

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  1. News 7 May 2009

    Zimbabwe: teachers cancelled strike to show faith in government

    Zimbabwean teachers cancelled their strike on 5 May to show their faith in the government, even though the interim US$800 monthly salary promised to them in February has yet to be paid.

    Zimbabwe: teachers cancelled strike to show faith in government
  2. News 30 April 2009

    EI to hold school leadership seminar in Helsinki

    EI will be holding a seminar on school leadership in Helsinki, Finland, from 6 -8 May 2009. The seminar will be hosted by Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö (OAJ), one of the EI's member organisations in Finland.

    EI to hold school leadership seminar in Helsinki
  3. News 23 April 2009

    Iran: Teachers strike for the implementation of Pay Parity Law

    Despite formal promises by the authorities, Iranian teachers are getting frustrated that the Pay Parity Law passed in 2007 has still not been implemented. As a result, the teacher movement there is calling for industrial action from 26-28 Apr.

    Iran: Teachers strike for the implementation of Pay Parity Law
  4. News 22 April 2009

    EI General Secretary at the congress of Nepalese teachers: "Investment in Quality Public Education For All is the Key to Recovery"

    "We must go on the offensive. In every country, in every region and globally. We must turn crisis into opportunity. For we have a powerful case to make, and to show that investment in quality public education for all is the key to recovery, the key to eradicate poverty, and...

    EI General Secretary at the congress of Nepalese teachers: "Investment in Quality Public Education For All is the Key to Recovery"
  5. News 10 March 2009

    Korean teacher leader on hunger strike

    The President of the Korean Teachers and Education Workers’ Union KTU (Jeon-Gyo-Jo) has been on hunger strike since 23 February to protest the recent dismissal of a number of KTU members for not cooperating in carrying out standardized tests which the government introduced last autumn. To publicize his hunger strike,...

    Korean teacher leader on hunger strike
  6. News 17 February 2009

    Zimbabwe: Teachers hope an end to the education crisis is near

    Hopes were raised when Zimbabwe’s new Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, promised that all civil servants, including teachers, would be paid in foreign currency by the end of February.

    Zimbabwe: Teachers hope an end to the education crisis is near
  7. News 23 January 2009

    Zimbabwean teachers received Z$29 trillion pay this month

    Both EI member organisations in Zimbabwe denounce the latest salary paid to teachers by the government. On 21 January, the teacher unions told reporters that their members were paid an average of Z$29 trillion as salary for January 2009. This amount is less than US$10.

    Zimbabwean teachers received Z$29 trillion pay this month
  8. News 20 January 2009

    South Korean teachers fired over standardised testing

    Seven primary and middle school teachers in the South Korean capital Seoul have been fired for giving students and parents a choice about whether to take a national standardised test.

    South Korean teachers fired over standardised testing
  9. 16 January 2009

    Italians resist dismantling of public education

    Teachers, parents and students across Italy are rallying in defense of quality public education and to protest a devastating package of reforms proposed the government of Silvio Berlusconi. Union leaders say it would turn back the clock thirty years in schools.

    Italians resist dismantling of public education
  10. News 3 December 2008

    Macedonia: Teachers achieve new collective agreement, strike is over

    Leaders of the Trade Union of Employees in Education, Science and Culture (SONK) and representatives of the Macedonian education authorities reached an accord 3 December, bringing to an end the strike which had closed elementary and secondary schools since 24 November.

    Macedonia: Teachers achieve new collective agreement, strike is over
  11. News 2 December 2008

    Macedonia: Teachers hopeful for resumption of negotiations

    Teachers are more optimistic after an announcement by Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski condemning the pressure exerted on teacher union members, and urging education officials and union leaders to get back to the negotiating table and come to a mutually agreeable solution to the current strike.

    Macedonia: Teachers hopeful for resumption of negotiations
  12. News 25 November 2008

    Macedonian teachers strike to back collective bargaining rights

    Members of the Autonomous Trade Union of Education, Science and Culture of the Republic of Macedonia (SONK) went on strike 24 November after the government reneged on its earlier commitments in collective agreements for both elementary and secondary education.

    Macedonian teachers strike to back collective bargaining rights
  13. News 17 October 2008

    EI supports its Italian member organisations' call against dismantling of education

    Education International its EU organisation, the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), strongly support the call by their Italian member organisations - the Federazione Lavoratori della Connoscenza (FLC-CGIL), the CISL-Scuola and the UIL-Scuola for action against the plans by the government to dramatically downsize the education sector.

    EI supports its Italian member organisations' call against dismantling of education
  14. News 10 October 2008

    EI urges Somalia to make schools safe sanctuaries

    With the country in turmoil, the public education system in a state of collapse, and teachers under attack, Education International is deeply concerned that Somali teachers and students are suffering profound violations of their rights on a daily basis.

    EI urges Somalia to make schools safe sanctuaries
  15. News 6 October 2008

    Teachers matter more than ever!

    Education, schools and children will ultimately pay the highest price as the global financial crisis hits communities everywhere, EI Vice-President Patrick Gonthier warned participants in a Round Table held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on 3 October to commemorate World Teachers’ Day 2008.

    Teachers matter more than ever!