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Articles from Lebanon

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 16 December 2015

    Arab union leaders committed to fight privatisation of education

    The privatisation of education was the focus of two days of meetings in Beirut, Lebanon where the leaders of Education International’s Arab countries cross regional structure addressed the problem head on.

    Arab union leaders committed to fight privatisation of education
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 October 2015

    Lebanese teachers’ union singles out politicians for country’s woes

    The President of the Teachers Syndicate of Lebanon, Nehme Mahfoud, has lashed out at the political elite of his country for not settling their differences, causing the country to have a disfunctional parliament, a paralised government and no head of state.

    Lebanese teachers’ union singles out politicians for country’s woes
  3. Union renewal and development 8 October 2015

    Arab teachers' unions establish new Arab Organization for Education

    Education unions from twelve Arab countries met on 7 and 8 October in Beirut to establish a new Arab organisation to promote education quality, the status of teachers and democratic development in their countries.

    Arab teachers' unions establish new Arab Organization for Education
  4. Union renewal and development 5 March 2015

    Lebanon: government to reconsider making EI Beirut “hub” official

    Lebanese authorities have made a commitment to re-examine Education International's request to establish an office in Beirut, out of which its programmes supporting education unions in the Arab region are coordinated.

    Lebanon: government to reconsider making EI Beirut “hub” official
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 May 2014

    Lebanon: No deal in Parliament on salary scale bill

    Lebanon’s Parliament has failed to pass a public sector salary scale bill, which would have seen an overall maximum salary increase of $1.4 billion.

    Lebanon: No deal in Parliament on salary scale bill
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 17 April 2014

    Lebanon: strike follows Government failure to decide educators’ salary increase

    The Union Coordination Committee (UCC) comprising Lebanon’s four EI national affiliates – the Ligue des professeurs de l’enseignement secondaire public du Liban (LPESPL), the Teachers Syndicate of Lebanon (TSL), the Comité des enseignants techniques officiels (CETO), and the Public Primary Schools Teachers League in Lebanon (PPSTLL) - along with other...

    Lebanon: strike follows Government failure to decide educators’ salary increase
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 October 2013

    Lebanon: Providing education to refugee children

    “Lebanese educators are doing a splendid job of accommodating the tens of thousands Syrian refugee children who have entered their class rooms in the past two years.” EI General Secretary, Fred van Leeuwen, conveyed this message to the Education Minister of Lebanon, Mr. Hassan Diab, and the leaders of the...

    Lebanon: Providing education to refugee children
  8. Standards and working conditions 25 February 2013

    Lebanon: Delay in new wage scale prompts open-ended strike

    EI has sent a solidarity letter supporting its national affiliates, the Teachers’ Syndicate of Lebanon (TSL),) the Ligue des professeurs de l’enseignement public du Liban (LPESPL), and the League of Technical and Vocational Teachers (CETO). It is asking its affiliates to write to the Lebanese Government, to push for the...

    Lebanon: Delay in new wage scale prompts open-ended strike
  9. Standards and working conditions 14 December 2012

    Lebanon: Government must refer new public sector salary scale for approval to Parliament

    On 12 December, hundreds of teachers and public sector employees took to the streets, in a march organised by the Union Coordination Committee(UCC) to protest against the governmental failure to refer a new public sector salary scale for approval to the Parliament. They demanded a salary increase.

    Lebanon: Government must refer new public sector salary scale for approval to Parliament
  10. Union growth 9 November 2012

    Arab Union Leaders condemn human and trade union rights abuses

    Leaders of teachers’ organisations in the Arab region are outraged by the recent verdict of a Bahraini appeal court in which it sentenced the President of the Bahraini Teachers Association (BTA), Mahdi Abu Deeb, to 5 years imprisonment for taking part in national demonstrations in 2011. The Vice President of...

    Arab Union Leaders condemn human and trade union rights abuses
  11. Standards and working conditions 7 November 2012

    Historic first Arab Countries Conference held in Beirut

    The inaugural Conference of Education International’s new Arab Countries Cross-Regional Structure was held this week in the Monroe Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. The Conference was attended by 44 representatives of 26 EI member organisations from Arab Countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

    Historic first Arab Countries Conference held in Beirut
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 October 2012

    Lebanon: educators join strike with public sector

    EI national affiliates, the Ligue des professeurs de l’enseignement secondaire public du Liban (LPESPL), the Teachers’ Syndicate of Lebanon (TSL), and the League of Public Technical and Vocational Teachers (CETO), were joined by the public sector in their strike on 10 October. Teachers' unions and public sector employees in Lebanon...

    Lebanon: educators join strike with public sector
  13. Union growth 5 July 2012

    Lebanon: teachers demand first salary increase in 10 years

    EI has expressed its support for a salary increase demanded by the Teachers’ Coordination Committee in Lebanon. After an agreement was passed on an improved salary scale for workers in the private sector in February, the Committee carried out strike and protest actions to force the government to also enter...

    Lebanon: teachers demand first salary increase in 10 years
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 20 December 2011

    Lebanon: teacher unions strike over insulting wage rise

    Tens of thousands of teachers including EI’s affiliates the Syndicate of Private School Teachers (TSL) and the League of Public Secondary Teachers (LPESPL), went on strike across Lebanon on December 15. They are threatening to widen the action if the government fails to improve its planned wage increase.

    Lebanon: teacher unions strike over insulting wage rise
  15. Standards and working conditions 19 October 2011

    Lebanon: Teachers demand minimum wage increase

    The Teacher Unions’ Coordination Committee of Lebanon, which includes the EI affiliates: Teachers Syndicate in Lebanon (TSL) and League of Public Secondary School teachers in Lebanon (LPESPL), have issued a joint statement confirming a national strike and sit-in outside the Council of Ministers’ offices on 19 October to oppose the...

    Lebanon: Teachers demand minimum wage increase