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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2005-12-14

    EI's WTO update: the third day

    First of all, a co-ordination and mobilisation meeting was held among delegates from the EI family to discuss the last initiatives of some governments in relation to GATS and the possible scenarios which might turn out later in the day in the meetings with governmental delegations and during the workshops...

    EI's WTO update: the third day
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 2005-12-14

    Georgia: In Solidarity with ESFTUG

    EI affiliate in Georgia, the the Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union of Georgia (ESFTUG) is organising a demonstration on 14 December to request the Parliament of Georgia to increase the funding of education during the budget discussion.

    Georgia: In Solidarity with ESFTUG
  3. Equity and inclusion 2005-12-14

    EI European Round Table on Equality: many challenges ahead

    Participants at the EI European Round Table on Equality held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 14-15 Nov, unanimously agreed that there are still many challenges ahead for education workers and their organisations in the area of equality.

    EI European Round Table on Equality: many challenges ahead
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2005-12-14

    Press Release 17/2005: 6th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference - "Take education out of GATS," teachers urge.

    In a statement released today to delegations to the 6th WTO Ministerial Conference, the global union representing more than 29 million teachers and education workers is calling on member countries to remove education services from the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).

    Press Release 17/2005: 6th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference - "Take education out of GATS," teachers urge.
  5. Standards and working conditions 2005-12-12

    Bulgaria: Urgent Action Appeal update

    EI sent a message of solidarity to its Bulgarian affiliates, as they launched a general strike today to urge the government to increase the education budget and improve teacher salaries.

    Bulgaria: Urgent Action Appeal update
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2005-12-12

    EI International Conference on Higher Education and Research: "Education is not for sale!"

    The 5th International Conference on Higher Education and Research ended on 9 December with the adoption of a General Report and a Statement to the delegations of the 6th WTO Ministerial meeting concerning GATS and education, which will be held in Hong Kong this week.

    EI International Conference on Higher Education and Research: "Education is not for sale!"
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 2005-12-12

    UK: Teachers' warning over extremists

    Government plans for school reform could open the door to religious extremists, teachers are warning.

    UK: Teachers' warning over extremists
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 2005-12-09

    EI Europe declares its support for Romanian teachers

    The European Region of Education International, which represents 143 teacher organisations in 44 European countries, passed a resolution in its meeting in Luxemburg from 6-7 Dec, declaring its support for Romanian teachers.

    EI Europe declares its support for Romanian teachers
  9. Standards and working conditions 2005-12-08

    EI European affiliates tells Bulgarian government to respect teachers' rights!

    The EI Pan-European Structure that met from 6-7 Dec in Luxemburg passed a resolution on Bulgaria,calling on the Bulgarian government to respect the striking teachers' rights and meet their demands. The European Region of EI represents a total of 143 teacher organisations in 44 countries.

    EI European affiliates tells Bulgarian government to respect teachers' rights!
  10. Union growth 2005-12-08

    Global Unions produces report on successful trade union campaigns

    Together with Bureau for Workers' Activities at the International Labour Organisation (ILO ACTRAV) and the Global Union Research Network (GURN), the Global Unions have produced a report on successful cases of trade union resistance and the development of alternatives to the policies of the International Financial Institutions (IFI).

    Global Unions produces report on successful trade union campaigns
  11. Standards and working conditions 2005-12-07

    USA: teacher salaries lag behind inflation

    EI affiliates in the United States of America, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), both denounce the fact that teacher salaries are lagging behind rising inflation rates.

    USA: teacher salaries lag behind inflation
  12. Standards and working conditions 2005-12-07

    UK: 2.5% Increase is No Pay Rise

    The UK government has accepted a recommendation from the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) to increase all salary points by 2.5% in 2006 and a further 2.5% in 2007.

    UK: 2.5% Increase is No Pay Rise
  13. Standards and working conditions 2005-12-07

    Australia: Union Questions the Independence of Minister’s Teaching Institute

    EI affiliate the Australian Education Union has expressed concerns about “Teaching Australia,” a national professional body announced by the government and aimed at enhancing the professional status of teachers and teaching.

    Australia: Union Questions the Independence of Minister’s Teaching Institute
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 2005-12-06

    EI Statement on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on 10 Dec 2005

    "Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance...

    EI Statement on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on 10 Dec 2005