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Status of Teachers

  1. Standards and working conditions 11 April 2006

    Uganda: Journalist recounts tale about the everyday life of teachers

    EI recently commisioned an article by Ugandan journalist about the everyday life of local teachers. To give the world an insight into the hardships and challenges faced by teachers in the impoverished country, Harriette Athieno Onyalla met with several of them, who told her of the hopes and disappointments they...

    Uganda: Journalist recounts tale about the everyday life of teachers
  2. Standards and working conditions 3 April 2006

    Korea: President Roh’s Comments Anger Teachers

    Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun caused a sensation among teachers, saying “It is the teacher who is the most strongly opposed to social change.” at a gathering with Korean compatriots in Egypt.

    Korea: President Roh’s Comments Anger Teachers
  3. Standards and working conditions 31 March 2006

    Norway: 90,000 teachers strike over working-hour reforms

    An estimated 90,000 Norwegian schoolteachers took part in a spot strike on Thursday to protest proposed working-hour reforms.

    Norway: 90,000 teachers strike over working-hour reforms
  4. Standards and working conditions 31 March 2006

    Papua New Guinea: New payroll leaves teachers out of pocket

    EI affiliate the Papua New Guinea Teachers Association (PNGTA) reports that 544 teachers in the Southern region have not been paid properly as the result of a new Payroll System.

    Papua New Guinea: New payroll leaves teachers out of pocket
  5. Standards and working conditions 27 March 2006

    Jamaica: Teachers reject wage offer

    The General Council of EI affiliate the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) has rejected the government's wage offer for the 2006 to 2008 contract period.

    Jamaica: Teachers reject wage offer
  6. Standards and working conditions 16 March 2006

    Niger: March for education

    Up to 15,000 teachers, students and human rights activists yesterday marched through Niger's capital, Niamey, demanding more funding for the education system.

    Niger: March for education
  7. Standards and working conditions 16 March 2006

    Namibia: Union and government sign teacher appointment and pay agreement

    EI affiliate the Namibia National Teachers Union (NANTU) has signed an historic agreement with the government on appropriate appointment requirements and remuneration packages for teachers.

    Namibia: Union and government sign teacher appointment and pay agreement
  8. Standards and working conditions 13 March 2006

    CEART 2006: invitation for contributions

    As the ILO-UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Recommendations on Teachers (CEART) will meet in Geneva this October and EI will be presenting a report to the committee, EI invites all member organisations to contribute to the drafting of this report.

    CEART 2006: invitation for contributions
  9. Standards and working conditions 13 March 2006

    South Africa: Breakthrough for temporary teachers

    EI affiliate the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) and the education department have agreed that all temporary educators in the Eastern Cape province will be given permanent contracts.

    South Africa: Breakthrough for temporary teachers
  10. Standards and working conditions 2 March 2006

    USA: Affiliates unite to oppose "65% solution"

    EI affiliates the AFT and NEA are united in their opposition to proposed legislation that would require a minimum of 65% of education spending in school districts goes to direct instruction in the classroom.

    USA: Affiliates unite to oppose "65% solution"
  11. Standards and working conditions 2 March 2006

    Korea: KTU welcomes national human rights commission ruling on temporary teachers

    EI affiliate the KTU welcomes and supports the decision made by the National Human Rights Commission that salary limitations for 'temporary' teaching positions are an infringement of teachers' rights.

    Korea: KTU welcomes national human rights commission ruling on temporary teachers
  12. Standards and working conditions 9 February 2006

    South Africa: School fee promise good news in principle

    President Thabo Mbeki's promise to eliminate fees in the poorest 20% of schools in South Africa is meaningless without a deadline, says EI's affiliate.

    South Africa: School fee promise good news in principle
  13. Standards and working conditions 9 February 2006

    USA: Teachers' Needs Survey

    With the assistance of EI affiliates, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the American Psychological Association (APA) is gathering information about teachers' perceptions of professional development in several areas, including classroom management, instructional practices, classroom diversity, family and community outreach, and other teaching skills...

    USA: Teachers' Needs Survey
  14. Standards and working conditions 6 February 2006

    Spain: EI General Secretary meets with Education Secretary General

    Together with the General Secretary of Spanish affiliate the "Federación de Enseñanza de CC.OO" (FE.CC.OO), EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen met with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Education, Alejandro Tiana, on 31 Jan.

    Spain: EI General Secretary meets with Education Secretary General
  15. Standards and working conditions 6 February 2006

    Bulgaria: Education workers continue the struggle

    From 3-4 Feb, EI Deputy General Secretary, Elie Jouen, met with afiliates, the "Syndicat des Enseignants Bulgares" (SEB) and "Syndicat des Enseignants" (PODKREPA). Last november, both teacher unions had to take very difficult actions in the form of an enduring hunger strike in front of the Ministry of Education to...

    Bulgaria: Education workers continue the struggle
  16. Standards and working conditions 1 February 2006

    UK: Victory for hourly paid lecturer

    A settlement in an employment tribunal case may have implications for the pay and conditions of millions of part-time workers in education in the UK.

    UK: Victory for hourly paid lecturer