International trade union cooperation was at the heart of recent activities by the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT). It has successfully engaged with the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) and the Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ). This cooperation will allow the Swaziland/Eswatini education union to strengthen...Eswatini: International trade union cooperation and solidarity to support educators
Education International (EI) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) emphatically denounce the attacks and recent violence perpetrated by the police against teachers and other public sector workers in Eswatini. We strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force against peaceful protesters, which has caused in scores of injuries and the...Eswatini: Education International and ITUC condemn the brutal attacks on educators and civilians
Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...“Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
The Swaziland National Association of Teachers has condemned the government’s decision to introduce school fees, a move that flies in the face of the country’s constitution which states that primary education is a right.Swaziland: Unconstitutional move to end free primary school education
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?
Development Cooperation Projects
- Host organizations
- ZAMBIA NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS: ZNUT, SECONDARY SCHOOLS EDUCATION TEACHERS UNION OF ZAMBIA: SESTUZ AND BASIC EDUCATION TEACHERS UNION OF ZAMBIA: BETUZ.
- Cooperating organizations
- ZAMBIA, SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA, SWAZILAND - SOUTHERN AFRICAN REGION (PEER LEARNING - TEAM 3)
- Start date
- 15 March 2016
- End date
- 15 March 2019
- P.O. Box 1575 Manzini