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Status of Teachers

  1. Standards and working conditions 23 January 2006

    UK: All sex offenders to be barred from teaching

    All sex offenders will be barred from working in schools, the education secretary, Ruth Kelly announced yesterday as she sought to end a career-threatening row by unveiling a tougher than expected set of streamlined regulations.

    UK: All sex offenders to be barred from teaching
  2. Standards and working conditions 18 January 2006

    South Africa: Union decries plan to import teachers

    EI affiliate the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) is angered over proposals to import maths and science teachers from India and Botswana.

    South Africa: Union decries plan to import teachers
  3. Standards and working conditions 17 January 2006

    From Dreams to Destitution – the Price of Teaching in Uganda, by Harriette Athieno Onyalla

    Parched lips betray their sweet smiles. The three pale boys in tattered blue shorts and shirts, shove their little hands forward, eager for a handshake. Their innocent eyes glow with inquisitiveness. But the youngest boy will not move near the car just entered their compound. He is probably 5 years...

    From Dreams to Destitution – the Price of Teaching in Uganda, by Harriette Athieno Onyalla
  4. Standards and working conditions 13 January 2006

    France: Demonstrations planned from 30 January

    EI affiliates in France will be joined by the national students’ union UNEF between January 30 and February 4 in protesting against the government’s lack of investment in education.

    France: Demonstrations planned from 30 January
  5. Standards and working conditions 11 January 2006

    Georgia: Government meets teachers' demands following rally

    A rally organised by EI affiliate the Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union of Georgia (ESFTUG) was successful in persuading the Parliament of Georgia to increase the funding of education during the budget discussion.

    Georgia: Government meets teachers' demands following rally
  6. Union growth 10 January 2006

    Montenegro: Success for Education Union as Collective Agreement signed

    The Government of the Republic of Montenegro signed the Branch Collective Agreement with EI affiliate the Independent Union of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Montenegro (ITUESCSM) on 23 December, 2005 after Education International’s intervention.

    Montenegro: Success for Education Union as Collective Agreement signed
  7. Standards and working conditions 4 January 2006

    Jamaica: Teachers aim for 55% pay increase

    The Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) is seeking a 55 per cent increase over the 2006-2008 contract period after a two year wage freeze under the Public Sector Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

    Jamaica: Teachers aim for 55% pay increase
  8. Standards and working conditions 12 December 2005

    Bulgaria: Urgent Action Appeal update

    EI sent a message of solidarity to its Bulgarian affiliates, as they launched a general strike today to urge the government to increase the education budget and improve teacher salaries.

    Bulgaria: Urgent Action Appeal update
  9. Standards and working conditions 8 December 2005

    EI European affiliates tells Bulgarian government to respect teachers' rights!

    The EI Pan-European Structure that met from 6-7 Dec in Luxemburg passed a resolution on Bulgaria,calling on the Bulgarian government to respect the striking teachers' rights and meet their demands. The European Region of EI represents a total of 143 teacher organisations in 44 countries.

    EI European affiliates tells Bulgarian government to respect teachers' rights!
  10. Standards and working conditions 7 December 2005

    USA: teacher salaries lag behind inflation

    EI affiliates in the United States of America, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), both denounce the fact that teacher salaries are lagging behind rising inflation rates.

    USA: teacher salaries lag behind inflation
  11. Standards and working conditions 7 December 2005

    UK: 2.5% Increase is No Pay Rise

    The UK government has accepted a recommendation from the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) to increase all salary points by 2.5% in 2006 and a further 2.5% in 2007.

    UK: 2.5% Increase is No Pay Rise
  12. Standards and working conditions 7 December 2005

    Australia: Union Questions the Independence of Minister’s Teaching Institute

    EI affiliate the Australian Education Union has expressed concerns about “Teaching Australia,” a national professional body announced by the government and aimed at enhancing the professional status of teachers and teaching.

    Australia: Union Questions the Independence of Minister’s Teaching Institute
  13. Standards and working conditions 5 December 2005

    Bulgaria: Urgent Action Appeal Update

    Secondary school teachers from across Bulgaria may go on general strike according to Yanka Takeva, head of EI affiliate Syndicat des Enseignants Bulgares (SEB).

    Bulgaria: Urgent Action Appeal Update
  14. 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
  15. Standards and working conditions 7 November 2005

    Quality Teachers for Quality Education

    Every year on 5 October, World Teachers' Day (WTD) provides the opportunity to increase public awareness of the role of teachers worldwide and their importance in society. In 2005 as in every other year, EI has sought, in 2005, the cooperation of its affiliates to build a world-wide campaign claiming...

    Quality Teachers for Quality Education
  16. Standards and working conditions 26 October 2005

    Basic Education in Turkey: unity without uniformity

    EI attended the delivery of the OECD's report on basic education in Turkey, between 10-11 October in Istanbul, to present the viewpoint of teachers on the draft document. EI was represented by Research Co-ordinator Guntars Catlaks.

    Basic Education in Turkey: unity without uniformity
  17. Standards and working conditions 23 September 2005

    Tanzania: research pays dividends for teachers' unions

    Independent research into education issues is an area yet to be explored by many EI affiliates. However affiliates who have carried out their own research have discovered that it can be a powerful tool when debating with governments how best to provide quality education. Independent research provides teachers' unions with...

    Tanzania: research pays dividends for teachers' unions