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Articles from Myanmar

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 2 November 2021

    Forging global solidarity to safeguard rights

    The 58th meeting of Education International’s Executive Board (ExBo), held virtually on 26 October, was marked by a solid commitment to vaccine equity from education unions around the world. Access to COVID-19 vaccines for teachers and education support personnel globally is essential for a safe and permanent return to onsite...

    Forging global solidarity to safeguard rights
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 15 September 2021

    Myanmar: Global unions call on governments to recognise the National Unity Government

    On the International Day of Democracy, Education International joins the Global Union Day of Action organised by the Council of Global Unions (CGU) to stop the military-led junta from gaining recognition at the 76th UN General Assembly (UNGA) and recognise the National Unity Government (NUG) as the legitimate government of...

    Myanmar: Global unions call on governments to recognise the National Unity Government
  3. Democracy 23 April 2021

    Education International Condemns the Coup and Repression in Myanmar

    UPDATE - 23 April 2021 | In a resolution adopted at its 57th meeting, held virtually, the Education International Executive Board condemned the coup d’état in Myanmar, the refusal to accept the results of the election, the violence against protesters and strikers and the arrest of elected leaders, trade unionists...

    Education International Condemns the Coup and Repression in Myanmar
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 22 February 2021

    General strike shuts down Myanmar

    Update 9 March 2021 | As the military junta has escalated its use of undue force against peaceful protesters, Myanmar workers won’t let fear and violence silence them. They are determined to continue the peaceful civil disobedience movement against the illegal military junta. In a joint statement, Myanmar labour organisations...

    General strike shuts down Myanmar
  5. Democracy 10 February 2021

    Solidarity statement | Democracy Must Stand in Myanmar

    Education International strongly condemns the military coup and the unconstitutional arrests of democratically elected leaders in Myanmar. EI also supports the civil disobedience movement and stands with its affiliate, the Myanmar Teachers’ Federation (MTF) in their general strike for freedom and democracy.

    Solidarity statement | Democracy Must Stand in Myanmar
  6. Union growth 4 February 2021

    Myanmar: Teachers’ union condemns military coup

    The Myanmar Teachers’ Federation (MTF) is engaging in civil disobedience along with others to protest the military coup of Monday, 1 February. The MTF and other unions issued statements condemning the coup and called for the release of arrested political leaders.

    Myanmar: Teachers’ union condemns military coup
  7. 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.
  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. Trade union rights are human rights 3 April 2017

    Myanmar: Thousands march for workers’ rights

    On 26 March, more than 7,000 workers from all over Myanmar took part in a demonstration called by the Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar to urge Myanmar’s public authorities to respect workers’ holidays and rights.

    Myanmar: Thousands march for workers’ rights
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 24 March 2017

    Myanmar: educators’ right to collective bargaining on the line

    Education workers have called for a well-supported strike in order to pressure Myanmar’s public authorities to respect their right to collective bargaining, especially during holiday periods when family is the priority.

    Myanmar: educators’ right to collective bargaining on the line
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 29 September 2016

    Myanmar: teachers work from the ground up to strengthen union

    With a young democracy as its backdrop, the Myanmar Teachers Federation continues to build its ranks across the country with the help of Education International and its affiliates’ experience one year after its creation.

    Myanmar: teachers work from the ground up to strengthen union
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 13 March 2015

    Myanmar: trade unions condemn the terrible crackdown on students

    Education International has demanded that Myanmar’s public authorities stop the violent crackdown on student protests calling for changes to the National Education Law, and include them along educators’ representatives in the parliamentary discussions.

    Myanmar: trade unions condemn the terrible crackdown on students
  13. Union renewal and development 17 July 2014

    Myanmar: EI leads exploratory mission

    EI’s Asia-Pacific Regional Office (EIAP) led a very successful fact-finding mission to Myanmar recently. The EIAP team were in Yangon from 30 June-2 July to check available data and get basic field information, and to assess and proceed to a critical analysis of the country’s current situation, specifically concerning the...

    Myanmar: EI leads exploratory mission
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 16 July 2012

    Myanmar: EI supports efforts to build a strong trade union movement

    Maung Maung, General Secretary of the Federation of Trade Unions of Burma, expects to be able to return to his home country in November without the risk of prosecution.

    Myanmar: EI supports efforts to build a strong trade union movement
  15. Union growth 22 April 2009

    Burmese teacher and other unionists detained

    A Burmese teacher activist and four other trade unionists were arrested earlier this month after taking part in the historic first National Congress of the Federation of Trade Unions of Burma (FTUB).

    Burmese teacher and other unionists detained
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 20 March 2009

    Beyond Burma: Lessons in hope for refugee children

    Mae Sot, THAILAND — He has the quiet, professional demeanour of a man who prefers the educational sanctuary of the classroom to the dangers of revolutionary politics. Yet Burmese teacher Htay Hlaing spent nine-years incarcerated in a notorious torture prison in his military-ruled homeland for the so-called “crime” of helping...

    Beyond Burma: Lessons in hope for refugee children