Algeria: re-establishment of social partnership
EI's protest letter dated 22 Feb to the Minister of Education in support of its Algerian affiliates, the "Union nationale des travailleurs de l’éducation et de la formation" (UNPEF) and the "Syndicat autonome des travailleurs de l’éducation et de la formation" (SATEF) seems to bear fruit.
Since the beginning of March, the UNPEF met with the Minister on several occasions and both managed to reach a state of mutual understanding. The judiciary actions against the UNPEF have been abandoned, and social partnership has been re-established to look for solutions to meet the demands of education personnel, especially those concerning the free exercise of trade union rights. In addition, the Minister has agreed to meet with all social partners, including representatives from teacher unions not recognised by the government.