José Olivera is president of the Federación Nacional de Profesores de Enseñanza Secundaria (FENAPES) [National Federation of Secondary Education Teachers] of Uruguay. He is Assistant Professor in Secondary Education and General Coordinator of the Coordinadora de Sindicatos de la Enseñanza del Uruguay (CSEU) [Coordinating Committee of Uruguayan Education Unions]. He is also a member of the National Directorate of the PIT CNT (Central de Trabajadores) and of the Regional Committee of Education International for Latin America.
Written by José Olivera
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) held its 111th annual conference in Geneva (Switzerland) from 5 to 16 June. The ILO is the only tripartite body of the United Nations system that brings together representatives of the labour sector, governments and employers to address a range of issues pertaining to the...Social justice without quality public education and teachers?
Latin America is the most unequal region in the world, with one of the highest rates of wealth concentration and the associated poverty and marginalisation affecting the majority of the region’s population. It also suffers from unequal income distribution, be it direct, through active or passive income, or indirect, through...Uruguay: The importance of a global campaign to defend public education
The first cases of COVID-19 were identified on our territory on March 13, 2020. This brought Uruguay into the global pandemic and led the executive branch to declare, by official decree, a "health emergency" in the country."Teachers lead organised struggle against the privatisation offensive in Uruguay", by José Olivera.