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Status of Teachers

  1. Standards and working conditions 23 February 2007

    Zimbabwe: teacher union ZIMTA calls off the strike after securing wage increase

    The strike called by all public servants in Zimbabwe, including the 55,000 teachers represented by EI affiliate the Zimbabwe Teachers' Association (ZIMTA), prompted the government to increase the wages of all government employees.

    Zimbabwe: teacher union ZIMTA calls off the strike after securing wage increase
  2. Standards and working conditions 22 February 2007

    Korea: Korea: government should involve teachers in social dialogue

    EI has written to the President of the Republic of Korea, expressing its concern about the disciplinary action taken against the 430 teachers who publicly protested against the imposition of the teacher evaluation system.

    Korea: Korea: government should involve teachers in social dialogue
  3. Standards and working conditions 21 February 2007

    Lithuania: EI sends message of support to Lithuanian teachers

    EI sends its message of support to teachers in Lithuania who will be protesting outside the Ministry of Education on 21 Feb at 14:45hrs.

    Lithuania: EI sends message of support to Lithuanian teachers
  4. Standards and working conditions 20 February 2007

    Angola: teachers begin nation-wide strike on 22 Feb

    Angolan teachers will go on a national strike on 22 Feb to demand changes to their official status and timely payment of salary. Participants in the General Assembly of Teachers held on 16 Feb voted to go ahead with the strike despite continuous threats and harassment by the government.

    Angola: teachers begin nation-wide strike on 22 Feb
  5. Standards and working conditions 16 February 2007

    Macedonia: Union pressure pays off

    Following a protest of 3,500 teachers outside the Ministry of Education on 15 February, EI affiliate SONK (Autonomous Trade Union of Education, Science and Culture of the Republic of Macedonia) signed an agreement with the Minister of Education which meets all the demands of the teachers.

    Macedonia: Union pressure pays off
  6. Standards and working conditions 7 February 2007

    North American and Caribbean teachers urge governments to invest in public education

    EI's 5th North American and Caribbean Regional Conference was held in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies, from 22-23 January 2007. More than 100 representatives of teachers' organisations from the United States, Canada and the Caribbean participated, along with officers of the EI Executive Board and staff.

    North American and Caribbean teachers urge governments to invest in public education
  7. Standards and working conditions 23 January 2007

    EI at the World Social Forum in Nairobi: qualified teachers are crucial for quality education

    EI is present at the 6th World Social Forum, currently being held in Nairobi from 20-25 Jan. More than twelve thousand participants from all over the world are attending this global event to exchange their experiences and ideas about how "another world is possible" - the theme of this year's...

    EI at the World Social Forum in Nairobi: qualified teachers are crucial for quality education
  8. Standards and working conditions 1 January 2007

    Iraqi academics at grave risk

    On 14 November 2006 paramilitary gunmen uniformed as Iraqi National Police commandos raided a Ministry of Education building in Baghdad. Arriving without warning, they swiftly arrested roughly 100 members of staff whose names were on their list, along with others.

    Iraqi academics at grave risk
  9. Standards and working conditions 19 December 2006

    France: teachers strike against the decree on "the service obligations of secondary school teachers"

    Half of all secondary school teachers in France responded to the call of their unions to participate in a one-day strike on 18 December. The teachers are protesting against the "decree on the service obligations of secondary school teachers" proposed by Education Minister Gilles de Robien.

    France: teachers strike against the decree on "the service obligations of secondary school teachers"
  10. Standards and working conditions 1 December 2006

    Côte d'Ivoire: Government inaction forces teachers to strike

    EI affiliate in Côte d'Ivoire representing primary school teachers the Syndicat National de l'Enseignement Primaire Public de Côte d'Ivoire (SNEPCCI) is launching a strike from 4-6 December to protest against the degradation of the country's education system and the state's failure to fulfill its responsbilities towards education.

    Côte d'Ivoire: Government inaction forces teachers to strike
  11. Standards and working conditions 27 November 2006

    Success in teachers' demand for salary increase in Croatia!

    The three-day strike in Croatia which began on 22 November ended in resounding victory for the teachers. The Croatian government and three EI member organisations signed two agreements on 25 November guaranteeing teachers a 6-percent pay rise every year over the next three years and bonuses over the next six...

    Success in teachers' demand for salary increase in Croatia!
  12. Standards and working conditions 26 November 2006

    EI urges the Japanese government to open dialogue with teacher union

    In an address to 150 leaders of provincial branches of EI member organisation, Nikkyoso, EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen criticized the Japanese government for “the systematic rejection of dialogue” with the teacher union.

    EI urges the Japanese government to open dialogue with teacher union
  13. Standards and working conditions 21 November 2006

    EI protests against killing of teachers in Iraq

    "Teachers should be guaranteed a safe and secure working environment," says EI in a letter addressed to the President of Iraq, Jalal Talabani, on 16 November. Since February this year, 180 teachers have been killed and up to 100 have been kidnapped.

    EI protests against killing of teachers in Iraq
  14. Standards and working conditions 1 November 2006

    EI reports on status of teaching

    On World Teachers’ Day 2006, Education International presented a major report to the ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts (CEART), which monitors application of the 1966 Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers and the 1997 Recommendation on the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel.

    EI reports on status of teaching
  15. Standards and working conditions 1 November 2006

    Teachers celebrate and advocate

    October 5, 2006 was a day of action and a day of celebration, as teachers around the world took to the streets to defend their rights and joined together to promote their profession and honour their colleagues.

    Teachers celebrate and advocate
  16. Standards and working conditions 31 October 2006

    EI lends support to teachers' struggle in Honduras

    EI is glad that the struggles of teachers in Honduras since August are finally producing positive results. In the recent negotiations with the government, the teachers have managed to obtain the latter's agreement to implement most of the 17 points listed in the Statute on Teaching Personnel.

    EI lends support to teachers' struggle in Honduras
  17. Standards and working conditions 30 October 2006

    Germany: Nationwide demonstration for more social justice

    On 21 October, 220,000 people participated in a nation-wide demonstration in Germany for more social justice. About 80,000 people gathered at the Brandenburg Gates in Berlin and 20,000 at the Römerberg in Frankfurt am Main to protest against the socially-divisive "Reform politics" of the federal government led by Chancellor Angela...

    Germany: Nationwide demonstration for more social justice