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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 7 July 2006

    Global unions urge G8 not to leave education to market forces

    MOSCOW -- In a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin held at the Kremlin on 6 July, EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen urged leaders of the G8 nations not to abdicate their responsibility to invest in quality public education.

    Global unions urge G8 not to leave education to market forces
  2. Union renewal and development 7 July 2006

    New appointments at EI

    There are several new appointments at EI since May this year.

    New appointments at EI
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 6 July 2006

    TradEducation News issue no.9

    The latest issue of EI's newsletter on GATS has just be published. In this issue, we talk about the failure of the informal WTO ministerial meeting to break the current deadlock, EI meetings with WTO delegations in Geneva, new GATS rules on domestic regulation and EI's reservations about these rules.

    TradEducation News issue no.9
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 4 July 2006

    The World Trade Organisation: Talks enter “crisis” stage

    Time is running out on WTO trade talks after ministers gathering in Geneva at the end of June failed to reach a crucial agreement on tariff and subsidy reductions for agricultural and industrial goods.

    The World Trade Organisation: Talks enter “crisis” stage
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 3 July 2006

    Mexico: EI condemns the use of violence against striking teachers!

    In a letter sent to the government of Mexico on 29 June, EI condemns the use of any form of violence against striking teachers. The message is sent in the light of the police's forceful eviction of strikers on 14 June.

    Mexico: EI condemns the use of violence against striking teachers!
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 3 July 2006

    Cambodia: Teacher strike postponed

    EI affiliate the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA), and the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) is postponing the strike due to be held today, until further notice.

    Cambodia: Teacher strike postponed
  7. Equity and inclusion 30 June 2006

    EI: Satisfaction over UN Human Rights Council's adoption of the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen expressed satisfaction over the decision of the UN Human Rights Council to adopt the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “The Declaration will strengthen the international human rights system and will promote mutual respect between indigenous peoples and states”, he said.

    EI: Satisfaction over UN Human Rights Council's adoption of the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  8. Equity and inclusion 30 June 2006

    FIFA sends formal response to EI's protest against trafficking of women and young girls during the World Cup

    In response to EI's letter dated 19 June, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), sent a formal statement by their President Joseph Blatter condemning the trafficking of women and young girls into forced prostitution during the World Cup.

    FIFA sends formal response to EI's protest against trafficking of women and young girls during the World Cup
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 June 2006

    EI puts case for the Public Service University to OECD Education Ministers in Athens

    EI put the case for a new approach to public higher education and research at a high-profile meeting of Education Ministers from 35 countries, convened by the OECD in Athens, Greece, this week (27-28 June).

    EI puts case for the Public Service University to OECD Education Ministers in Athens
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 27 June 2006

    Guinea: EI condemns gross violations of trade union rights

    EI issued a letter dated 27 June to the State Minister of Guinea, Fodé Bangoura, condemning the death threat made to SLECG General Secretary, Louis Mbemba Soumah, nor the minister's vow on 12 June to "crush trade unionists".

    Guinea: EI condemns gross violations of trade union rights
  11. Standards and working conditions 27 June 2006

    Japan: EI supports Nikkyoso's drive for the withdrawal of amendment to education law

    EI and its member organisations around the world strongly support Nikkyoso, the Japan Teachers' Union, in its call for the withdrawal of a proposal by the present government to amend the "Fundamental Law of Education" (FLE).

    Japan: EI supports Nikkyoso's drive for the withdrawal of amendment to education law
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 27 June 2006

    Cambodia: Teachers to strike on 3rd July

    Members of EI affiliate the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA) will join the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) in a nationwide strike on Monday 3rd July.

    Cambodia: Teachers to strike on 3rd July
  13. Union growth 22 June 2006

    Mexico: No repression and more dialogue requested in Oaxaca

    EI is very concerned with reported security forces repression of the social movement led by teachers in Oaxaca. EI is encouraging the Mexican authorities to dialogue, not to repress.

    Mexico: No repression and more dialogue requested in Oaxaca
  14. Equity and inclusion 19 June 2006

    EI protests against trafficking of women and young girls during the World Cup

    In a letter addressed to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on 19 June, EI expressed its concern about the trafficking of women and girls into Germany who are being exploited in the sex industry for the World Cup season.

    EI protests against trafficking of women and young girls during the World Cup
  15. Union growth 19 June 2006

    Korea: KFTA appoints new Secretary General

    EI affiliate the Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations (KFTA) have elected Mr. CHO Heung-Soon, their current Chief Director of Organisation Division, as new Secretary General following the end of term in office of former secretary general, Mr. Son In-Sik.

    Korea: KFTA appoints new Secretary General
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 14 June 2006

    EI pressure secures release of Ethiopian teacher after 7 months detention without charges

    EI has been informed of the release on 9 June of Mulunesh Abebayehu Teklewold, a 53-year old female teacher. She was arrested in the Kelemworke junior secondary school in Addis and brought to the Kality prison on 9 November 2005.

    EI pressure secures release of Ethiopian teacher after 7 months detention without charges