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Articles from Colombia

  1. Union growth 23 May 2017

    Colombia: Solidarity in the wake of attacks against teachers union

    Just days after an attack on the head office of Colombian teachers union FECODE, the international community has already been quick to express its solidarity and support of Colombian teachers and the peace process.

    Colombia: Solidarity in the wake of attacks against teachers union
  2. Climate action and literacy 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?
  3. Union growth 21 December 2016

    Colombian academic speaks about armed conflict and human rights

    Together with Education International Deputy General Secretary David Edwards, Colombian academic Miguel Ángel Beltrán discusses challenges to the implementation of human and trade union rights in his country.

    Colombian academic speaks about armed conflict and human rights
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 16 November 2016

    Voyage to international conference becomes an odyssey for Colombian academic

    Miguel Angel Beltrán, a prominent academic invited to deliver a keynote on free speech at Education International’s higher education conference in Ghana had to once again overcome political discrimination in order to reach his destination.

    Voyage to international conference becomes an odyssey for Colombian academic
  5. Union renewal and development 8 September 2016

    America unites for peace in Colombia as country prepares to vote

    Teacher unions of the Americas are campaigning in favour of the ‘Yes’ vote ahead of a crucial referendum that will put an end to more than five decades of war in Colombia.

    America unites for peace in Colombia as country prepares to vote
  6. Union growth 2 September 2016

    Colombian academic freed from prison

    After more than a year in prison, Miguel Ángel Beltrán, a Colombian academic, has been acquitted from his 8 year sentence by the Colombian Supreme Court, making him a free man.

    Colombian academic freed from prison
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 25 August 2016

    Colombia: unions support peace process

    As Colombia takes the final steps towards a lasting peace deal between the Government and the FARC rebels (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), trade unions are supporting a nation-wide campaign in favour of its adoption.

    Colombia: unions support peace process
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 19 November 2015

    Education unions increase efforts to release imprisoned Colombian Academic

    Education International has joined education unions’ calls for the immediate release of Colombian academic Dr Miguel Ángel Beltrán Villegas, who remains detained in Bogotá since his arrest on 31 July of this year.

    Education unions increase efforts to release imprisoned Colombian Academic
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 18 November 2015

    EI Executive Board remembers slain Colombian teacher union leader

    The assassination of Marcelis Mendes, the President of Coveñas regional subdivision of the Colombian Teachers Federation, was forcefully condemned by Education International’s Executive Board in Brussels.

    EI Executive Board remembers slain Colombian teacher union leader
  10. Union renewal and development 26 July 2015

    Plight of teachers in Korea, Colombia, Nepal, and Iran raised in urgent resolutions

    Sungho Byun, President of the Korean Teachers and Education, brought an urgent resolution before Congress in response to the 60 thousand teachers from KTU who lost their union after the government decertified them earlier this year.

    Plight of teachers in Korea, Colombia, Nepal, and Iran raised in urgent resolutions
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 12 August 2014

    Colombia: EI throws support behind university professor amid false accusations

    Education International has returned to the defence of embattled Colombian academic, Miguel Angel Beltran, issuing a letter calling for an end to false accusations and a politically motivated ban barring him from universities.

    Colombia: EI throws support behind university professor amid false accusations
  12. Standards and working conditions 18 February 2013

    Colombia: Employment and rights at heart of union activity

    On 6 February, EI’s affiliate, Federación Colombiana de Educadores (FECODE), organised a demonstration calling for free public education, respect for the teaching profession, and quality health services for teachers. More than 6,000 demonstrators marched through the capital, Bogotá, to demand an end to the privatisation of education covertly promoted by...

    Colombia: Employment and rights at heart of union activity
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 9 November 2012

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  14. Union growth 5 October 2012

    Honouring the courage of persecuted teacher unionists in Colombia

    World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity to appreciate the tireless dedication and contribution of teachers to quality education. Unfortunately, in Colombia, teachers live in constant fear of being killed or maimed.

    Honouring the courage of persecuted teacher unionists in Colombia
  15. Union growth 31 May 2012

    ILO Conference: Visa denied to EI Executive Board member

    Senen Niño Avendaño, President of the Federación Colombiana de Educadores (FECODE) and a member of the EI Executive Board, together with two other leaders of the Colombian teachers’ union, has been refused an entry visa to Switzerland where they were to participate in the Conference of the International Labour Organisation...

    ILO Conference: Visa denied to EI Executive Board member
  16. Equity and inclusion 25 May 2012

    Colombia: Show of strength to eradicate child labour

    Common strategies to influence public policy to eradicate child labour must be articulated by education unions. This is essential for the promotion and defence of education as a fundamental right.

    Colombia: Show of strength to eradicate child labour