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  1. Standards and working conditions 9 February 2006

    South Africa: School fee promise good news in principle

    President Thabo Mbeki's promise to eliminate fees in the poorest 20% of schools in South Africa is meaningless without a deadline, says EI's affiliate.

    South Africa: School fee promise good news in principle
  2. Standards and working conditions 9 February 2006

    USA: Teachers' Needs Survey

    With the assistance of EI affiliates, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the American Psychological Association (APA) is gathering information about teachers' perceptions of professional development in several areas, including classroom management, instructional practices, classroom diversity, family and community outreach, and other teaching skills...

    USA: Teachers' Needs Survey
  3. Union renewal and development 9 February 2006

    WCT votes to join with EI

    Meeting in the historic city of Sevilla, Spain, last week, the World Confederation of Teachers (WCT) approved the agreement negotiated by the two Executive Boards to join with EI in a new integrated structure.

    WCT votes to join with EI
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 7 February 2006

    Nepal: EI protests against the arrest of teacher trade unionists

    EI sent a message to the King of Nepal, strongly protesting against the massive arrests of human rights activists, including teachers belonging to its affiliated teacher unions in the country.

    Nepal: EI protests against the arrest of teacher trade unionists
  5. Equity and inclusion 7 February 2006

    UK: new challenges facing LGBT teachers

    "With the increasing multicultural nature of western European societies, new obstacles have emerged for the achievement of LGTB rights. We hear of teachers who no longer dare to be open about their sexual orientation, afraid of hostile reactions by students some of whom are driven by religious fanatism," said EI...

    UK: new challenges facing LGBT teachers
  6. Standards and working conditions 6 February 2006

    Spain: EI General Secretary meets with Education Secretary General

    Together with the General Secretary of Spanish affiliate the "Federación de Enseñanza de CC.OO" (FE.CC.OO), EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen met with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Education, Alejandro Tiana, on 31 Jan.

    Spain: EI General Secretary meets with Education Secretary General
  7. Union renewal and development 6 February 2006

    Worlds of Education No 17 (Jan-Feb 2006) now available

    The Jan/Feb 2006 issue of Worlds of Education, Education International’s bi-monthly magazine, is now available.

    Worlds of Education No 17 (Jan-Feb 2006) now available
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 6 February 2006

    Guyana: Government and teachers union to meet next week

    The Government of Guyana has agreed to meet EI affiliate the Guyana Teachers' Union (GTU) following the `Stress Day' boycott of classrooms.

    Guyana: Government and teachers union to meet next week
  9. Standards and working conditions 6 February 2006

    Bulgaria: Education workers continue the struggle

    From 3-4 Feb, EI Deputy General Secretary, Elie Jouen, met with afiliates, the "Syndicat des Enseignants Bulgares" (SEB) and "Syndicat des Enseignants" (PODKREPA). Last november, both teacher unions had to take very difficult actions in the form of an enduring hunger strike in front of the Ministry of Education to...

    Bulgaria: Education workers continue the struggle
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 February 2006

    Australia: Workplace Agreements erode union rights

    EI affiliate the NTEU has condemned legislation identified at the 5th Conference on Higher Education and Research in December 2005, and already being implemented to undercut union rights within the higher education sector.

    Australia: Workplace Agreements erode union rights
  11. Union growth 2 February 2006

    Four Canadian unions sign pact to protect collective bargaining

    EI affiliate the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) has joined three other labour organisations and formally signed a Mutual Aid and Assistance pact to promote and protect collective bargaining in Canada.

    Four Canadian unions sign pact to protect collective bargaining
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 February 2006

    UK: Union achieves pay parity victory for college lecturers in Wales

    A landmark agreement that will give Welsh college lecturers pay parity with schoolteachers has just been concluded, seeing £11.5m ploughed into staff pay on top of the £20m invested over 2003 and 2004.

    UK: Union achieves pay parity victory for college lecturers in Wales
  13. Standards and working conditions 1 February 2006

    UK: Victory for hourly paid lecturer

    A settlement in an employment tribunal case may have implications for the pay and conditions of millions of part-time workers in education in the UK.

    UK: Victory for hourly paid lecturer
  14. Union growth 1 February 2006

    Cambodia: Charges Against CITA President dropped

    Please be informed that the charges against Rong Chhun President of the Cambodia Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA), and Kem Sokha, President of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR), Pa Nguon Teang, Deputy President of the CCHR, who were released on 17 January 2006, have been dropped. The charges against...

    Cambodia: Charges Against CITA President dropped
  15. Union growth 1 February 2006

    Bahamas: Strike averted as negotiations begin

    EI affiliate the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) has decided not to take industrial action as they prepare to start negotiations with government negotiators over the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Bahamas: Strike averted as negotiations begin
  16. Union renewal and development 1 February 2006

    Remembering Coretta Scott King

    Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist and wife of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, has died aged 78.

    Remembering Coretta Scott King