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  1. Equity and inclusion 31 January 2006

    EI letter to the President of Afghanistan

    EI sent a letter to the President of Afghanistan on 26 Jan 2006, urging him to take action on the series of attacks targeting educators in schools where children, especially girls, are studying across Afghanistan. EI released a press statement on the same day, asking the international community to redouble...

    EI letter to the President of Afghanistan
  2. Equity and inclusion 31 January 2006

    Press Release 1/2006: Afghanistan - girls’ schooling under threat

    Education International, which represents over 29 million teachers and education workers in the world, a thousand of whom are in Afghanistan, has asked the Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, and the international community to redouble their efforts to guarantee girls’ education in Afghanistan and the safety of teachers who educate girls.

    Press Release 1/2006: Afghanistan - girls’ schooling under threat
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 27 January 2006

    Guyana: Teachers “Stress Day” protest

    EI affiliate the Guyana Teachers' Union (GTU) is calling on its members to take the day off on February 1, dubbing the event 'Stress Day' as a form of industrial action to protest government's imposition of salaries and the manner in which negotiations have been dealt with over the past...

    Guyana: Teachers “Stress Day” protest
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 27 January 2006

    International Trade Union Bodies Meet With UN Secretary General in Davos

    At a meeting with Kofi Annan at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 25 January, the global trade union movement reached "good understandings" with the United Nations Secretary General on a series of key international issues.

    International Trade Union Bodies Meet With UN Secretary General in Davos
  5. Union renewal and development 25 January 2006

    World Social Forum, 19-23 January 2006

    An EI delegation led by Deputy General Secretary, Elie Jouen, participated in the World Social Forum held recently in Bamako, Mali. Two other forums will be organised soon, the first in Caracas, Venezuela and the second in Karachi, Pakistan.

    World Social Forum, 19-23 January 2006
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 January 2006

    1-year Master Programme at the Global Labour University now open for application

    As a Global Union, EI is committed to support the Global Labour University. The Global Labour University is created by the Global Union Research Network (GURN), comprising the ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV), the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD...

    1-year Master Programme at the Global Labour University now open for application
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 25 January 2006

    SENA General Secretary appointed as Gabon's new Minister of Labour

    Christiane Bitougat, General Secretary of the Gabonese teachers' union SENA, has been appointed Labour Minister of the new government of Omar Bongo on Jan 19. She is also a member of the Francophone teachers' union committee CSFEF.

    SENA General Secretary appointed as Gabon's new Minister of Labour
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 24 January 2006

    UNESCO Prize for Peace Education now open for nomination

    The UNESCO Prize for Peace Education is now open for nomination. The purpose of the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education is to promote all forms of action designed to “construct the defences of peace in the minds of men” by rewarding a particularly outstanding example of activity designed to alert...

    UNESCO Prize for Peace Education now open for nomination
  9. Union growth 24 January 2006

    Tanzania: TTU President turns Education Minister

    It is a victory in the history of teacher trade unionism in Africa that the President of the Tanzania Teachers' Union (TTU), Margaret Sitta, has recently been appointed the country's Minister of Education and Vocational Training.

    Tanzania: TTU President turns Education Minister
  10. Standards and working conditions 23 January 2006

    UK: All sex offenders to be barred from teaching

    All sex offenders will be barred from working in schools, the education secretary, Ruth Kelly announced yesterday as she sought to end a career-threatening row by unveiling a tougher than expected set of streamlined regulations.

    UK: All sex offenders to be barred from teaching
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 23 January 2006

    Hong Kong: Teachers protest following stress-related suicides

    Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong calling for a reduction in teachers' working hours following two suicides within the profession.

    Hong Kong: Teachers protest following stress-related suicides
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 January 2006

    UK: Union's fury at vice-chancellors' excessive pay increases

    EI affiliate the Association of University Teachers (AUT) has expressed its amazement at the salary increases of the vice-chancellors and principals on the board of the Universities and Colleges Employers' Association (UCEA).

    UK: Union's fury at vice-chancellors' excessive pay increases
  13. Union growth 18 January 2006

    Cambodia: Rong Chhun released on bail – charges remain

    CITA have informed EI that Rong Chhun, their president who was arrested on October 15, was released on bail yesterday. Chhun’s release on bail follows a campaign of intense pressure by the international trade union movement, including the ICFTU, Education International and a number of its affiliates.

    Cambodia: Rong Chhun released on bail – charges remain
  14. Standards and working conditions 18 January 2006

    South Africa: Union decries plan to import teachers

    EI affiliate the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) is angered over proposals to import maths and science teachers from India and Botswana.

    South Africa: Union decries plan to import teachers
  15. Union growth 18 January 2006

    Kenya: KNUT resists budget cuts

    EI affiliate the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has vowed to resist any attempts by the Minister for Finance to slash the budgetary allocation to the Ministry of Education.

    Kenya: KNUT resists budget cuts
  16. Standards and working conditions 13 January 2006

    France: Demonstrations planned from 30 January

    EI affiliates in France will be joined by the national students’ union UNEF between January 30 and February 4 in protesting against the government’s lack of investment in education.

    France: Demonstrations planned from 30 January