Articles from Tonga
Union renewal and development 11 March 2022
Tonga: Global education union movement in solidarity after devastating volcanic eruption
Education International has launched an Urgent Action Appeal after being contacted by its member organisation in Tonga, the Friendly Islands Teachers’ Association (FITA/Tonga), regarding the plight of its members in the areas affected by the volcanic eruption on 15 January 2022.Tonga: Global education union movement in solidarity after devastating volcanic eruption
Union renewal and development 4 February 2020
The John Thompson Fellowship training, instrumental to developing unions and teacher quality in the Pacific
Education unionists from five Pacific Island countries benefited from training under the framework of the John Thompson Fellowship Programme. They were supported in building a stronger voice for teachers and a stronger representation to contribute to education reforms.The John Thompson Fellowship training, instrumental to developing unions and teacher quality in the Pacific
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 September 2019
“Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.
Dr. Robert Jeyakumar
I woke up in Budapest on a fine summer morning to deliver a lecture using materials I had prepared in Malaysia in accordance with copyright exceptions allowed in Malaysia. Just before the lecture, I was informed that my materials did not conform to copyright laws in the EU. Dismay! This...“Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.
Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 August 2018
Asia Pacific: No part of the world is immune from the threat of commercialisation of education
"No part of the world is immune from the threat posed by commercialisation and privatisation, not even the island nations of the Pacific. In the interest of our students, members and quality education for all, this needs to be a priority.”Asia Pacific: No part of the world is immune from the threat of commercialisation of education
Fighting the commercialisation of education 1 May 2017
This May Day, why not try solidarity?
As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.This May Day, why not try solidarity?
Union growth 9 March 2016
Tonga joins the ILO
A hard-fought 10-year trade union battle has borne fruit with Tonga becoming the 187th member state of the International Labour Organisation.Tonga joins the ILO