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  1. Standards and working conditions 22 September 2006

    Teacher trade unionists advocate for Bulgarian colleagues and schools

    With Bulgaria poised to enter the European Union and its public education system crumbling, now is an important time for teacher trade unionists to work closely with Bulgarian education officials to advocate for policy changes and funding improvements to benefit students and teachers alike.

    Teacher trade unionists advocate for Bulgarian colleagues and schools
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 September 2006

    Norwegian government launches post-primary education fund for Africa

    The Norwegian Post-Primary Education Trust Fund was officially launched last week to focus on secondary education in Sub-Saharan African countries.

    Norwegian government launches post-primary education fund for Africa
  3. News 21 September 2006

    International Day of Peace

    Today, Teachers and education workers will join with United Nations offices, governmental and non-governmental agencies, civil society and religious groups to promote the ideals of peace and non-violence on International Day of Peace.

    International Day of Peace
  4. Standards and working conditions 21 September 2006

    Edward J. McElroy Awarded Education Leadership Award

    EI Executive Board member and president of the American Federation of Teachers, Edward J McElroy has been honoured as the first recipient of the Yitzhak Rabin Education Leadership Award at a dinner in Washington, D.C.

    Edward J. McElroy Awarded Education Leadership Award
  5. Union renewal and development 13 September 2006

    Asia-Pacific affiliates strengthen ties

    About 300 representatives of EI member organisations from 27 countries of the Asia Pacific came together in Jakarta this week for their triennial regional meeting.

    Asia-Pacific affiliates strengthen ties
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 13 September 2006

    EI urges Ethiopian government to stop harassment of teacher union

    For the second time this year, security forces have disbanded a constitutional meeting of the Ethiopian Teachers' Association (ETA). EI, which represents education workers around the world, wrote to the Ethoipian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi telling his government to stop harassing the teacher union.

    EI urges Ethiopian government to stop harassment of teacher union
  7. Leading the profession 12 September 2006

    Major OECD report fails to call for greater public investment in education

    Education International is concerned that the OECD’s influential annual report, released today in all 30 OECD countries, stops short of urging member governments to significantly increase their investment in public education.

    Major OECD report fails to call for greater public investment in education
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 12 September 2006

    International Master Programmes for Trade Unionists now open for Application

    As part of the Global Labour University network, EI would like to inform its members that the next academic year of Global Labour University is now open for applications. Two Master prgrammes on Labour and Globalisation for trade unionists are offered in 2007-2008 by the network, formed by the international...

    International Master Programmes for Trade Unionists now open for Application
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 September 2006

    Issue no.10 of TradEducation out now!

    In this issue, you will find reports of EI’s lobby meetings in Geneva during the G-6 meeting in July. To download TradEducation, please clickhere .

    Issue no.10 of TradEducation out now!
  10. Leading the profession 4 September 2006

    Teacher unions seek greater input on PISA

    Teachers around the globe are concerned about the impact of large-scale international testing and its uses and abuses in development of national education policies.

    Teacher unions seek greater input on PISA
  11. Union growth 1 September 2006

    Palestinian teachers to strike over unpaid wages

    The General Union for Palestinian Teachers (GUPT), an EI affiliate, has announced that it will start an open-ended strike on 2 Sep, the first day of the school year, over unpaid wages.

    Palestinian teachers to strike over unpaid wages
  12. Union growth 30 August 2006

    Ethiopian authorities disrupt teachers’ General Assembly

    For the second time this year, Ethiopian authorities have disrupted a General Assembly of the Ethiopian Teachers’ Association and forcibly shut it down.

    Ethiopian authorities disrupt teachers’ General Assembly
  13. Standards and working conditions 30 August 2006

    Senegal: teachers halt protest actions despite continuing deadlock in negotiations

    The "Intersyndicale de l'enseignement du Sénégal" (Education Union Alliance of Senegal) has ceased its boycott of staff meetings and returned withheld examination papers as a sign of goodwill despite a continuing deadlock in their negotiations with the government.

    Senegal: teachers halt protest actions despite continuing deadlock in negotiations
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 25 August 2006

    Zambia: Education Sector Losing 800 Teachers each year to AIDS

    Zambia is losing 800 teachers every year to AIDS-related illnesses, EI affiliate the Zambia National Union of teachers (ZNUT) has warned.

    Zambia: Education Sector Losing 800 Teachers each year to AIDS
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 24 August 2006

    Education of girls key to AIDS prevention

    It is high time to confront the vulnerability of girls to HIV and AIDS, and to support the crucial role of the education sector in combating the pandemic.

    Education of girls key to AIDS prevention
  16. Union growth 21 August 2006

    EI deplores killing of Sri Lankan students

    EI strongly protests against the killing of children in the recent air force bombings in Sri Lanka. Up to 61 girls were killed and about a hundred more injured in a raid on the Sencholai children’s home in the Mullaithivu district in northern Sri Lanka. The area is among those...

    EI deplores killing of Sri Lankan students