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labour rights

  1. Union growth 5 August 2020

    Cambodia: Education International calls for the immediate release of arrested trade union leader

    Leading trade unionist and president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions Rong Chhun was arrested on 31 July after voicing criticism of the government. Education International has protested the arrest in a letter to the Prime Minister of Cambodia, calling for the immediate release of Mr Chhun and for human...

    Cambodia: Education International calls for the immediate release of arrested trade union leader
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 31 July 2020

    Jordan: Education unionists arrested and union work suspended in government crackdown

    Jordanian security forces arrested leading members of the Jordanian Teachers’ Association, raided the union’s offices and shut it down for a period of two years. The global education community is outraged by this unlawful attack on our colleagues.

    Jordan: Education unionists arrested and union work suspended in government crackdown
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 22 April 2020

    Iran: Leading teacher unionist arrested again

    Education International and UK’s NASUWT, the Teachers’ Union have condemned the re-arrest of Tehran education union leader Esmail Abdi.

    Iran: Leading teacher unionist arrested again
  4. Union growth 25 February 2020

    Ukraine: unions step up action against labour reform

    Trade unions in Ukraine are opposing a reform of the labour law that puts such basic workers’ rights as freedom of association and collective bargaining at grave risk. The dangerous provisions apply to workers and their trade unions in both public and private sectors.

    Ukraine: unions step up action against labour reform
  5. Union renewal and development 14 February 2018

    The Council of Global Unions condemns attacks on labour rights

    The Council of Global Unions held its 12th meeting with a clear message in support of its members in the USA and against attacks on the American trade union movement.

    The Council of Global Unions condemns attacks on labour rights
  6. Union growth 16 June 2017

    Canada: teachers celebrate repeal of anti-labour legislation

    For the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, the repeal of the bill, which limited the rights of labour unions, is a major win after an extensive national campaign was launched to end the conservative policy.

    Canada: teachers celebrate repeal of anti-labour legislation
  7. Union growth 8 June 2017

    ILO: Educators highlight labour concerns in sector

    Teachers and education professionals attending the 106th session of the International Labour Conference are going to defend their labour rights in the presence of Governments and employers’ organisations.

    ILO: Educators highlight labour concerns in sector
  8. 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
  9. Union growth 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
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 5 December 2005

    Ireland: Teacher Unions Show Solidarity with Ferry Workers

    Members of EI affiliates the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) and Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) will attend demonstrations on 9th December in support of Irish Ferry Workers.

    Ireland: Teacher Unions Show Solidarity with Ferry Workers
  11. Standards and working conditions 14 November 2005

    Botswana: Affiliate calls for harmonisation of teacher salaries

    The president of EI affiliate Botswana Teachers' Union (BTU), Japhta Radibe, has called on the government to cease discrimination within the teaching profession.

    Botswana: Affiliate calls for harmonisation of teacher salaries