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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 29 January 2016

    Global teacher unions say ‘no’ to Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Led by Education International, teacher unions are urging their governments to carve-out education from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement on the eve of the official signing.

    Global teacher unions say ‘no’ to Trans-Pacific Partnership
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 10 November 2015

    Brace for more austerity in 2016, warns the International Labour Organisation

    A worrisome second adjustment shock and ensuing austerity measures are expected to start in 2016 and hit 132 countries, mostly in the developing world, the yearly update on austerity of the International Labour Organisation shows.

    Brace for more austerity in 2016, warns the International Labour Organisation
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 October 2015

    UK families forced to choose between school uniforms and food

    A UK report shows that the mounting cost of school uniforms has led to the families of more than one million children to cut back on food spending and basic essentials.

    UK families forced to choose between school uniforms and food
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 October 2015

    Germany: Education unions join in massive protest against EU-US trade deal

    An alliance of civil society organisations, including trade unions, mobilised more than 150,000 people to protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, making it the biggest manifestation the country has seen in decades.

    Germany: Education unions join in massive protest against EU-US trade deal
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 October 2015

    Germany: Education unions join in massive protest against EU-US trade deal

    An alliance of civil society organisations, including trade unions, mobilised more than 150,000 people to protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, making it the biggest manifestation the country has seen in decades.

    Germany: Education unions join in massive protest against EU-US trade deal
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 23 September 2015

    Global Labour Tax Summit: fairer taxation for quality education

    The Global Labour Tax Summit, held in Geneva, Switzerland, recently, stressed that current fiscal laxity is one of the main causes of growing inequality and chronic underfunding of public services in our societies.

    Global Labour Tax Summit: fairer taxation for quality education
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 6 March 2015

    Lifting the veil of secrecy blanketing education in free trade talks

    Calling for full transparency, the European Parliament’s rapporteur on the Trade in Services Agreement negotiations has made it clear that public services, including education, are not for sale and must be taken off the table.

    Lifting the veil of secrecy blanketing education in free trade talks
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 January 2015

    European unions: education is a public good, not a commodity

    Keeping public services, including education, out of potential trade pacts is priority number one of unions from across Europe as they meet in Vienna to challenge the liberalisation agenda.

    European unions: education is a public good, not a commodity
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 November 2014

    Civil society condemns emphasis on privatisation in MDGs Africa Progress Report

    In a joint statement released today in Marrakech at the Education Forum of the World Human Rights Forum, more than 30 African and international civil society organisations have raised serious concerns about the emphasis on private sector involvement in education in Africa in a recent report.

    Civil society condemns emphasis on privatisation in MDGs Africa Progress Report
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 29 October 2014

    ETUCE response to the European Ombudsman’s public consultation on transparency of TTIP negotiations

    The European Ombudsman runs a public consultation on transparency of the TTIP negotiations until 31 October. ETUCE has continuously requested the European Commission to improve transparency in relation to the TTIP negotiations and to involve stakeholders in an active and meaningful way.

    ETUCE response to the European Ombudsman’s public consultation on transparency of TTIP negotiations
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 October 2014

    Positioning School Leadership in the Agenda for School Reforms

    Members of the European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNoSL) network met in Nice on 25 -26 September 2014 to discuss the implementation of priorities for the development of school leadership to validate reflection tools for school leadership policy design and to share good practices.

    Positioning School Leadership in the Agenda for School Reforms
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 October 2014

    Education and other public services - an increasingly controversial issue in TTIP

    The 7th round of the TTIP negotiations between the EU and the US closed on 3 October 2014. During the joint press conference both the US and the EU chief negotiators , addressed specifically the issue of public services and claimed that public services would not be affected by TTIP....

    Education and other public services - an increasingly controversial issue in TTIP
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 30 September 2014

    European Ombudsman opens public consultation on TTIP transparency

    The public consultation on transparency of the TTIP negotiations by the European Ombudsman runs until 31 October 2014. Submissions can be made in any of the 24 official EU languages and can be provided by email, letter or fax.

    European Ombudsman opens public consultation on TTIP transparency
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 26 August 2014

    Australia: Independent Public Schools drive is a failed policy, says education union

    The Australian Education Union (AEU), one of EI’s national affiliates, has reacted to the State of Tasmania’s indication that it did not support the Abbott Government’s plan to create a two-tier public school system.

    Australia: Independent Public Schools drive is a failed policy, says education union
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 11 August 2014

    UK: At free schools, there’s no such thing as a free lunch

    A new study says that the Government’s free school programme implemented in disadvantaged areas is failing the poorest children it was created to serve in order to avoid paying for lunches.

    UK: At free schools, there’s no such thing as a free lunch