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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 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
  8. 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
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 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
  10. 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
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 January 2006

    Botswana reintroduces school fees

    Botswana has announced the reintroduction of fees in its state secondary schools after more than 20 years of free education.

    Botswana reintroduces school fees
  12. Standards and working conditions 11 January 2006

    Georgia: Government meets teachers' demands following rally

    A rally organised by EI affiliate the Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union of Georgia (ESFTUG) was successful in persuading the Parliament of Georgia to increase the funding of education during the budget discussion.

    Georgia: Government meets teachers' demands following rally
  13. Union growth 10 January 2006

    Montenegro: Success for Education Union as Collective Agreement signed

    The Government of the Republic of Montenegro signed the Branch Collective Agreement with EI affiliate the Independent Union of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Montenegro (ITUESCSM) on 23 December, 2005 after Education International’s intervention.

    Montenegro: Success for Education Union as Collective Agreement signed
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 January 2006

    South Africa: Poor parents miss out on fees waiver

    No state school opening its doors over the next two weeks is likely to waive fees, despite Education Minister Naledi Pandor’s promise to that effect, EI affiliate SADTU said.

    South Africa: Poor parents miss out on fees waiver
  15. Union growth 9 January 2006

    Cambodia: The UN defends trade union rights

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement on 4 January deploring the "series of defamation, incitement and disinformation law suits and arrests of members of civil society, trade unions, media and the Sam Rainsy opposition party in the course of last year."

    Cambodia: The UN defends trade union rights
  16. Union growth 6 January 2006

    Bulgaria: Hunger Strike ends, unions remain on strike alert until demands are met

    Bulgarian teachers stopped their hunger strike in December, though EI affiliates SEB and Podkrepa have refused to sign a wage agreement offered by the government and will remain on strike alert when term commences on 10 th January.

    Bulgaria: Hunger Strike ends, unions remain on strike alert until demands are met