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Articles from Malaysia

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 25 January 2021

    Malaysia: Union calls for protection of teachers as frontline personnel

    The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) has urged Malaysian public authorities to ensure the health and safety of educators delivering presential teaching to public examination students. This call comes after 11 teachers were infected with COVID-19 in the eastern state of Terengganu.

    Malaysia: Union calls for protection of teachers as frontline personnel
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 10 December 2020

    Malaysia: Union solidarity for remote education for marginalised students

    Education International has joined the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) to support Malaysian students from poor and marginalised communities to access online classes crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Malaysia: Union solidarity for remote education for marginalised students
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 26 May 2020

    Malaysia: Education union pivots to address new situations caused by COVID-19 crisis

    In Malaysia, the Sarawak Teachers’ Union has been responding to issues such as remote teaching and learning, students’ mental health, exams and gender inequality, all arising out of school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Malaysia: Education union pivots to address new situations caused by COVID-19 crisis
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 September 2019

    “Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.

    Dr. Robert Jeyakumar

    I woke up in Budapest on a fine summer morning to deliver a lecture using materials I had prepared in Malaysia in accordance with copyright exceptions allowed in Malaysia. Just before the lecture, I was informed that my materials did not conform to copyright laws in the EU. Dismay! This...

    “Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.
  5. Equity and inclusion 21 December 2018

    Asian women union leaders join forces to combat bullying and sexual harassment in schools

    Top women education unionists from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have taken stock of their 2018 activities focusing on anti-bullying and research on sexual harassment, and adopted a 2019 action plan to push forward action.

    Asian women union leaders join forces to combat bullying and sexual harassment in schools
  6. Democracy 13 November 2018

    “Reclaiming Academic Freedom in Malaysia: The Dawn of A New Era?” by Dr Lai Suat Yan

    Dr Lai Suat Yan

    There was rapturous joy on 10 May 2018 when it was officially announced that the opposition party, namely, Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope, PH) won. The rule of the former governing political party, Barisan Nasional (National Front), lasting for the last 60 years, had come to an end. It was...

    “Reclaiming Academic Freedom in Malaysia: The Dawn of A New Era?” by Dr Lai Suat Yan
  7. Union renewal and development 6 March 2018

    Development cooperation, an ideal tool for union renewal

    Education International and its affiliates have committed themselves and worked, through their development cooperation activities, towards ensuring that young and early stage teachers and support personnel are adequately represented and empowered within their unions.

    Development cooperation, an ideal tool for union renewal
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 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?
  9. Equity and inclusion 11 July 2016

    Malaysia: Union underscores rights of Indigenous Peoples

    Sustainable development goals will not be achieved if the rights of indigenous peoples are not respected. That was the message emerging from a meeting of teacher unionists on issues related to the rights of indigenous peoples held in Miri, Malaysia in June.

    Malaysia: Union underscores rights of Indigenous Peoples
  10. Equity and inclusion 10 September 2014

    Malaysia: Gender equity crucial to quality education

    Promoting gender equality in unions, education, and society was the central theme at a recent workshop in Malaysia hosted by the Sarawak Teachers’ Union (STU).

    Malaysia: Gender equity crucial to quality education
  11. Union renewal and development 18 July 2014

    Kuala Lumpur regional office hiring coordinator

    Education International (Equal Opportunity Employer) invites applications for the post of Regional Coordinator (temporary post).

    Kuala Lumpur regional office hiring coordinator
  12. Union renewal and development 24 September 2013

    Resolutions and renewal at conclusion of Asia-Pacific conference

    Eight resolutions were adopted and a new executive board for the region was elected at the EI Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, held from 19-21 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Resolutions and renewal at conclusion of Asia-Pacific conference
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 September 2013

    Asia-Pacific education unionists mobilise for quality public education

    Around 400 participants at the 7th EI Asia-Pacific Regional Conference celebrated the pre-launch of EI’s campaign, Unite for Quality Education - Better education for a better world. The one-year campaign will be launched simultaneously in New York and Paris on 4 October.

    Asia-Pacific education unionists mobilise for quality public education
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 September 2013

    Asia-Pacific educators underline need for quality public education

    Over 400 education unionists are gathered from 18-20 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the 7th EI Asia-Pacific regional conference. They will be holding debates on the theme: “Quality Public Education - Building Asia-Pacific’s Social and Economic Future”.

    Asia-Pacific educators underline need for quality public education
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 August 2013

    Malaysia: Government demand for data hinders quality teaching

    The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP), one of EI’s national affiliates, has explained that the extra work of collecting and providing data to the Education Ministry and the new teaching system hinder quality teaching.

    Malaysia: Government demand for data hinders quality teaching
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 24 July 2013

    Malaysia: EI workshop builds leadership skills

    Leadership skills and union finances were the focus of a three-day workshoporganised by EI for 15 members of one of its Malaysian affiliates, the Sabah Teachers Union (STU-Sabah). It was held from 7-9 July in Kota Kinabalu.

    Malaysia: EI workshop builds leadership skills
  17. Standards and working conditions 21 February 2013

    NUTP: more engagement, less confrontation

    "We want more engagement and less confrontation," says Lok Yim Pheng, the General Secretary of the National Union of the Teaching Profession of Malaysia (NUTP), the country's largest teachers' union.

    NUTP: more engagement, less confrontation