Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...“Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
The Swaziland National Association of Teachers has condemned the government’s decision to introduce school fees, a move that flies in the face of the country’s constitution which states that primary education is a right.Swaziland: Unconstitutional move to end free primary school education
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?
As the International Workers’ Day (May Day) was celebrated worldwide on 1 May, the Secretary General of Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), an EI affiliate, was under house arrest. Six policemen guarded his house without any warrant or court order.Swaziland: Education unionist under house arrest
Public sector trade unions in Swaziland, including EI affiliate Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), have reacted negatively to the announcement of a 30 per cent pay rise for junior police officers, because a pay freeze has been applied to teachers!Swaziland: Teachers fight for pay rise
Development Cooperation Projects
- Host organizations
- ZAMBIA NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS: ZNUT, SECONDARY SCHOOLS EDUCATION TEACHERS UNION OF ZAMBIA: SESTUZ AND BASIC EDUCATION TEACHERS UNION OF ZAMBIA: BETUZ.
- Cooperating organizations
- ZAMBIA, SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA, SWAZILAND - SOUTHERN AFRICAN REGION (PEER LEARNING - TEAM 3)
- Start date
- 15 March 2016
- End date
- 15 March 2019
- P.O. Box 1575 Manzini