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Articles from Papua New Guinea

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 6 April 2020

    Papua New Guinea: Education closures extended to confine COVID-19 to single case

    While all schools and universities have been closed since 23 March as part of the country’s measures to deter the spread of COVID-19, the Papua New Guinea Teachers' Association discusses with their government ways to ensure quality education and safe return to schools for children and educators.

    Papua New Guinea: Education closures extended to confine COVID-19 to single case
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 February 2020

    The John Thompson Fellowship training, instrumental to developing unions and teacher quality in the Pacific

    Education unionists from five Pacific Island countries benefited from training under the framework of the John Thompson Fellowship Programme. They were supported in building a stronger voice for teachers and a stronger representation to contribute to education reforms.

    The John Thompson Fellowship training, instrumental to developing unions and teacher quality in the Pacific
  3. 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.
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 August 2018

    Asia Pacific: No part of the world is immune from the threat of commercialisation of education

    "No part of the world is immune from the threat posed by commercialisation and privatisation, not even the island nations of the Pacific. In the interest of our students, members and quality education for all, this needs to be a priority.”

    Asia Pacific: No part of the world is immune from the threat of commercialisation of education
  5. 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?
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 January 2012

    Papua New Guinea: teacher union warns governmental free education plan will fail

    The National General Secretary of the Papua New Guinea Teacher's Association (PNGTA), Ugwalubu Mowana, has reacted to the government promise to make education free in the country's schools, by indicating that, without proper funding, it won’t work.

    Papua New Guinea: teacher union warns governmental free education plan will fail
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 20 September 2009

    EI EFAIDS in Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea is the latest country to join the EI EFAIDS Programme. The Papua New Guinea Teachers’ Association, which represents half of the country’s 40,000 teachers, recently held its first training workshop. Twenty-one participants from across the union structure met in Port Moresby for three days of discussion and...

    EI EFAIDS in Papua New Guinea
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 14 July 2006

    Papua New Guinea: Teachers on indefinite strike

    As many as 37 000 teachers, who are members of EI affiliate, the "Papua New Guinea Teachers' Association" (PNGTA), remain on strike in the country's national capital district despite the threat of severe penalties if they don't return to work. They began their action on 10 July over the non-payment...

    Papua New Guinea: Teachers on indefinite strike
  9. Standards and working conditions 31 March 2006

    Papua New Guinea: New payroll leaves teachers out of pocket

    EI affiliate the Papua New Guinea Teachers Association (PNGTA) reports that 544 teachers in the Southern region have not been paid properly as the result of a new Payroll System.

    Papua New Guinea: New payroll leaves teachers out of pocket