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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 March 2006

    EI takes part in preparing the contribution of the international trade union movement to the G8 Summit tp be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July 2006

    On the occasion of the consultations held with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Washington DC, USA, from 27 to 31 March 2006, EI Deputy General Secretary Elie Jouen also took part in the meeting of the TUAC group on economic issues, which was responsible for...

    EI takes part in preparing the contribution of the international trade union movement to the G8 Summit tp be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July 2006
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 31 March 2006

    Bahamas: Teachers’ Union Calls Industrial Action

    After several weeks of locking horns with government negotiators, officials of EI affiliate the Bahamas Union of Teachers have instructed public school teachers to go on "work to rule" and threatened that more serious action could follow.

    Bahamas: Teachers’ Union Calls Industrial Action
  3. Standards and working conditions 31 March 2006

    Norway: 90,000 teachers strike over working-hour reforms

    An estimated 90,000 Norwegian schoolteachers took part in a spot strike on Thursday to protest proposed working-hour reforms.

    Norway: 90,000 teachers strike over working-hour reforms
  4. 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
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 31 March 2006

    EI letter of support to French affiliates

    Education International has written a letter of support to French affiliates concerning the First Employment Contract (CPE) job law.

    EI letter of support to French affiliates
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 March 2006

    Open letter to all affiliates: Every Child Needs a Teacher

    Within the framework of Global Action Week's activities to be held from 24th to 30th April, EI issued an open letter on 30 March, signed by the President and General Secretary of EI, recalling the issues behind this year's message "Every Child Needs a Teacher".

    Open letter to all affiliates: Every Child Needs a Teacher
  7. Union renewal and development 29 March 2006

    Second EI Research Network meeting

    The EI Research Network is holding its second meeting in Brussels from 29-30 March. The network comprises research officers from EI affiliates.

    Second EI Research Network meeting
  8. Union growth 29 March 2006

    Republic of Ireland: ASTI Welcomes Establishment of Teaching Council

    EI affiliate the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has welcomed the formal establishment of the Teaching Council as the professional body for Ireland's teachers.

    Republic of Ireland: ASTI Welcomes Establishment of Teaching Council
  9. Union growth 28 March 2006

    Zimbabwe: Further harassment of trade union leader

    Raymond Majongwe, General Secretary of the Progressive Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), was detained for 8 hours on 24 March for "driving" a group of four Dutch trade unionists visiting the country. Police in the Mabvuku suburb of Harare said "Majongwe’s visitors were taking pictures of police activities at a...

    Zimbabwe: Further harassment of trade union leader
  10. Union growth 28 March 2006

    UK: Teacher unions show solidarity with 1m striking local government workers

    EI affiliates the NASUWT, NUT and AUT are supporting local government employee unions in their one day strike today; part of the campaign to demand fair treatment over pension rights in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

    UK: Teacher unions show solidarity with 1m striking local government workers
  11. Standards and working conditions 27 March 2006

    Jamaica: Teachers reject wage offer

    The General Council of EI affiliate the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) has rejected the government's wage offer for the 2006 to 2008 contract period.

    Jamaica: Teachers reject wage offer
  12. Union growth 27 March 2006

    Macedonia: EI affiliate win legal battle

    SONK, EI’s Macedonian affiliate, is celebrating the legalisation of a new trade union centre of which it was a founding member.

    Macedonia: EI affiliate win legal battle
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 March 2006

    UK: AUT-NATFHE Conference on Brain Drain

    On March 23, EI affiliates the Association of University Teachers (AUT) and the University and College Lecturers’ Union (NATFHE) organised a conference on “Brain Drain” as the final stage of a two-year project on the subject, which had its origins within the EI’s higher education debates.

    UK: AUT-NATFHE Conference on Brain Drain
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 24 March 2006

    Call for G8 HIV/AIDS permanent working group

    Global Unions have recently launched a G8 HIV/AIDS Campaign as part of the 28 April “International Commemoration Day (ICD) for Dead and Injured Workers”. This campaign aims at convincing the Heads of State at next July’s G8 Summit in Russia to create a permanent high-level G8 working group on HIV/AIDS.

    Call for G8 HIV/AIDS permanent working group
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 March 2006

    Union fury as employers ban unions from pay dispute talks

    EI affiliates the AUT and NATFHE have reacted with astonishment and anger at news today that the Universities and Colleges Employers (Ucea) Association have gone back on a commitment to meet them next week to try and resolve the current pay dispute for higher education staff.

    Union fury as employers ban unions from pay dispute talks
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 23 March 2006

    Jamaica: affiliate insists school security should be priority

    EI affiliate the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) has taken issue with Education Minister Maxine Henry-Wilson's statement on the matter of security at public schools.

    Jamaica: affiliate insists school security should be priority
  17. Trade union rights are human rights 23 March 2006

    Malta: Trade Unions in Solidarity with Teachers

    Various trade unions showed support for EI affiliate the Malta Union of Teachers' (MUT) directive for a one-hour strike in state schools today.

    Malta: Trade Unions in Solidarity with Teachers