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Articles from Georgia

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 May 2018

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller

    Andreas Keller

    Isn’ it ironic? 50 years ago, in May 1968, students in Paris were going to the barricades and aspiring to a societal revolution – and initiated an overdue reform of higher education almost throughout Europe eventually. Today, in May 2018, ministers in charge of higher education from 48 countries belonging...

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller
  2. Equity and inclusion 15 March 2018

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP

    Silvia Costa

    Refugees and migrants education, especially minors, is a top priority, the best way to empower them and foster their integration, but also one of the principles on which the EU is funded. It is incredible, though, that education of migrants - especially forced migrants and refugees - seems to be...

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 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?
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 November 2014

    Georgia: Trade union pushes for quality education and teachers

    Quality education, teachers’ training, and teachers’ living and working conditions were all debated at the 7th National Congress of the Educators and Scientists’ Free Trade Union of Georgia (ESFTUG), an affiliate of Education International (EI).

    Georgia: Trade union pushes for quality education and teachers
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 14 July 2014

    Legal dispute in Georgia over ESFTUG election results ended after four years

    On 11 July 2014, a judicial decision by the Appeals Court in Tbilisi has finally resolved the legal battle over the legitimacy of the election of Maia Kobakhidze, President of the Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union of Georgia (ESFTUG).

    Legal dispute in Georgia over ESFTUG election results ended after four years
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 14 November 2013

    Georgia: national campaign for quality education

    The Educators and Scientists’ Free Trade Union of Georgia (ESFTUG), one of EI’s national affiliates, launched on 5 October, World Teachers’ Day, a teacher-led campaign for quality education entitled Preserve the Past, Spotlight on Present for Better Future. The trade union linked its campaign aiming at raising the Georgian teachers’...

    Georgia: national campaign for quality education
  7. Union growth 16 June 2011

    Georgia: Workers’ rights deteriorate as government fails to honour agreements

    Trade unionists have met to discuss the deteriorating situation of workers’ rights in Georgia. Workers are being pressed to work in unhealthy and dangerous environments, trade union activists are being dismissed, and trade union leaders are being harassed and threatened. The existence of the entire independent trade union organisations is...

    Georgia: Workers’ rights deteriorate as government fails to honour agreements
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 10 May 2011

    Georgia: Worst European country for human and trade union rights

    Fifty trade union organisations and NGOs’ representatives from all over Europe, will come together on 6 June in Brussels, Belgium, deploring that Georgia is rapidly becoming the Europe’s black sheep concerning workers’ rights.

    Georgia: Worst European country for human and trade union rights
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 22 February 2011

    Georgia: Unions demand consultation on teacher qualification

    Georgia’s EI affiliate, the Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union (ESFTUG), has responded to proposals for a new teachers’ certification process by calling on the Georgian Ministry of Education to engage with consultation.

    Georgia: Unions demand consultation on teacher qualification
  10. Union renewal and development 2 November 2010

    Georgia: Teacher trade union elects new president

    Maia Kobakhidze, a teacher of mathematics - and leader of the Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union of Georgia (ESFTUG) Tbilisi branch - has been unanimously elected ESFTUG's new president.

    Georgia: Teacher trade union elects new president
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 29 June 2010

    Defending independent teacher unionism in Georgia

    An EI mission visited Georgia on 22-23 June 2010 with the aim of encouraging the Government to refrain from harassing EFSTUG, the EI member organization in Georgia, and to enter into collective bargaining as recommended by the ILO.

    Defending independent teacher unionism in Georgia
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 15 June 2010

    Georgian Government still failing to respect trade union rights

    Despite the Georgian authorities’ stated commitment to respect trade union rights and the adoption of a legislative framework promoting collective bargaining, evidence is emerging that anti union initiatives continue unabated.

    Georgian Government still failing to respect trade union rights
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 26 February 2010

    Georgia: teacher union urges the government to engage in social dialogue

    The strike committee of the Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union of Georgia (ESFTUG) has decided to postpone the teacher strike due to start on 2 March nationwide.

    Georgia: teacher union urges the government to engage in social dialogue
  14. Standards and working conditions 10 February 2010

    Georgia: Teachers determined to bring the government to the negotiating table

    For the Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union of Georgia (ESFTUG), one of EI's affiliates in Georgia representing 103.000 teachers, a strike is becoming increasingly inevitable. Despite long negotiations, high pressure on the government, and even a court decision ordering the authorities to make legal provisions for social dialogue with...

    Georgia: Teachers determined to bring the government to the negotiating table
  15. Union renewal and development 25 March 2009

    Georgia: Pilot project on collective bargaining launched

    The first EI workshop on negotiations and organising was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 12 -13 March 2009, thus paving the way for a new initiative to support its members in the South East European region.

    Georgia: Pilot project on collective bargaining launched
  16. Union renewal and development 14 August 2008

    Georgia-Russia conflict: humanitarian crisis growing

    The humanitarian crisis as a result of the conflict in Georgia is growing despite the declaration of a ceasefire and the commitment to the withdrawal of Russian troops.

    Georgia-Russia conflict: humanitarian crisis growing
  17. News 13 August 2008

    EI statement on the Georgia-Russia conflict

    Education International welcomes the announcement that the military conflict in Georgia has ended, and calls for steps to be taken immediately to assist the families of those civilians who have been killed in the conflict and the many persons who have been displaced by the destruction of their homes. EI...

    EI statement on the Georgia-Russia conflict