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Patrick Pleul
Patrick Pleul

Standards and working conditions

Our work in this area

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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"
  11. 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
  12. 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