Articles from Benin
Union renewal and development 29 November 2021
Benin: New website strengthens union’s capacity and services to members
Thanks to financial support from Education International’s Regional Office for Africa (EIRAF), the Syndicat national des enseignants des écoles maternelles du Bénin (SYNAEM-Bénin) has built a website with a feature that enables educators to join the union and pay their dues online.Benin: New website strengthens union’s capacity and services to members
Union growth 21 October 2020
“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
Trade union rights are human rights 19 August 2020
Benin: joint action by education unions on COVID-19 prevention along with inclusive education and boosting union leadership role
Two unions from Benin affiliated to Education International have decided to join forces to raise awareness among their members on prevention and protection against COVID-19 and on inclusive education and building the role of union leadership within the context of the pandemic in public sector nursery and primary schools. For...Benin: joint action by education unions on COVID-19 prevention along with inclusive education and boosting union leadership role
Trade union rights are human rights 8 April 2020
Benin: Backdoor privatisation of education under COVID-19
Although the Beninese public authorities have declared the closure of the country’s schools, pupils and teachers must nevertheless resume classes on 14 April. The public authorities have also taken the decision to recruit teaching staff through interim agencies, to which education unions strongly oppose.Benin: Backdoor privatisation of education under COVID-19
Trade union rights are human rights 20 March 2020
Francophone Africa: Lack of consultation with education unions creates uncertainty as to how learning can continue during COVID-19 school closures
Education unions in Francophone Africa are dismayed at the lack of consultation in government decisions to close all education establishments to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unions representing teachers and education support personnel report that they had not been consulted on the best ways to ensure quality...Francophone Africa: Lack of consultation with education unions creates uncertainty as to how learning can continue during COVID-19 school closures
Leading the profession 17 October 2019
“Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...“Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
Union growth 1 May 2017
This May Day, why not try solidarity?
As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.This May Day, why not try solidarity?
Equity and inclusion 8 June 2012
Benin: spotlight on child labour and child trafficking
A commitment to track down the sources and causes of child trafficking and child labour in Benin emerged from a teacher trade unionists seminar in Cotonou, Benin, from 9-11 May. EI organised the national trade union training and awareness-raising workshop under the theme, “The impact of quality public education for...Benin: spotlight on child labour and child trafficking
Trade union rights are human rights 4 April 2012
Benin: Violation of education unions’ and members’ rights must cease
The General Secretary of EI, Fred van Leeuwen, sent a letter of protest to the President of Benin, denouncing “the way in which the government of Benin has been disregarding trade unions and their members rights for some months now.” He also sent a letter of support directly from EI...Benin: Violation of education unions’ and members’ rights must cease
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 March 2010
Benin: a model student
“We have, above all, a feeling of satisfaction with the success that Benin, through the various actors involved in education, has continuously managed to achieve in terms of development of the education system,” says Maoudi Johnson, National Coordinator of Benin’s Education for All programme in the Ministry of Pre-school and...Benin: a model student
Trade union rights are human rights 17 October 2007
Benin: EI Affiliates initiate joint health education activities
Eight EI affiliates in Benin have just set up a new joint committee called COSIEB to implement their HIV and AIDS education through schools programme. The eight unions organise teachers from early to higher education and will be able to reach out to teachers of all levels in Benin.Benin: EI Affiliates initiate joint health education activities