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Health and Safety in Schools

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 3 December 2009

    EI launches Declaration on Schools as Safe Sanctuaries

    Acid attacks on Afghan girls, drive-by shootings of Colombian teachers, assassination of Iraqi academics and students, arson of schools in Thailand: These are only a few examples of the increasing violent political and military attacks on education. Urging the world to protect and defend education, EI has issued a formal...

    EI launches Declaration on Schools as Safe Sanctuaries
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 27 November 2009

    EI condemns shooting by gunman at Pecs University in Hungary

    A student opened fire on classmates at Pecs University in southern Hungary, killing one student and wounding three persons, before turning himself in.

    EI condemns shooting by gunman at Pecs University in Hungary
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 25 March 2009

    Schools must remain safe sanctuaries

    The Executive Board of Education International unanimously adopted a declaration calling on the international community, governments, and all parties to conflicts to recognise and respect the right of all children and adults to a safe education in a peaceful environment, and to respect education institutions as safe sanctuaries.

    Schools must remain safe sanctuaries
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 11 March 2009

    EI condemns school shooting in Germany

    EI has issued a statement condemning the shooting which took place on 11 March in Winnenden, Germany.

    EI condemns school shooting in Germany
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 19 January 2009

    Finns work for safe schools

    “When I first heard the terrible news from Kauhajoki I was shocked: Not again!” said Erkki Kangasniemi, President of the Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ).

    Finns work for safe schools
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 16 October 2008

    Report on school violence unjustly targets teachers

    A report on violence in schools published last week by Plan International is sensationalist and unjustly targets teachers, said EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen in an address to the first congress of the South African teachers union NAPTOSA on 15 October.

    Report on school violence unjustly targets teachers
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 24 September 2008

    Finland: EI extends condolences and solidarity

    On behalf of teachers and education workers around the world, Education International expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and school communities of the victims of yesterday's tragic school shooting in Finland.

    Finland: EI extends condolences and solidarity
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 5 June 2008

    Teachers take on cyberbullies

    “Bullying has butted its way into the digital age, negatively affecting the lives of students and educators. As with other complex educational problems, cyberbulling has no easy solutions.”

    Teachers take on cyberbullies
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 29 May 2008

    Teachers Against Cyberbullying

    Around 50.000 teachers in Germany are victims of cyberbullying, the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) reveales in a study on cyberbullying released on 27 May.

    Teachers Against Cyberbullying
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 6 March 2008

    North-American, Australian, South-Korean, UK and Caribbean teachers' chorus of opposition to video game condoning bullying in school

    A coalition of eight teacher organizations representing over 4-million teachers in North America, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Australia and the Caribbean has joined in an unprecedented effort to condemn bullying and cyberbullying in all its forms. The outcry by teacher organizations is sparked by the pending release of "Bully...

    North-American, Australian, South-Korean, UK and Caribbean teachers' chorus of opposition to video game condoning bullying in school
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 2 April 2007

    Thailand: Stop the killing of teachers and children

    EI sent a message to the Prime Minister of Thailand on 30 March, expressing its concerns about the level of violence in the south of the country. According to the UN, over 2000 lives have been lost in the past 3 years, including those of 60 teachers.

    Thailand: Stop the killing of teachers and children
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 23 March 2007

    Global Unions launch Zero Cancer campaign

    The Global Unions launched the Zero Cancer campaign in Geneva, Switzerland on 23 March with a occupational cancer prevention guide for workers.

    Global Unions launch Zero Cancer campaign
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 30 October 2006

    Korea: Teachers join national support network for youths in danger

    EI member organisation, the Korean Federation of Teachers' Association (KFTA) signed an agreement on 20 September to join the national support network for youths in danger.

    Korea: Teachers join national support network for youths in danger
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 20 April 2006

    UK: Union leader quits through stress

    A former president of EI affiliate the National Union of Teachers broke down in tears yesterday as he revealed how stress and "government bullying" had forced him to quit the teaching profession.

    UK: Union leader quits through stress
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 23 March 2006

    Jamaica: affiliate insists school security should be priority

    EI affiliate the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) has taken issue with Education Minister Maxine Henry-Wilson's statement on the matter of security at public schools.

    Jamaica: affiliate insists school security should be priority