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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Standards and working conditions 12 June 2006

    Kenya: State agrees to discuss teachers' pay

    The Kenyan Government has finally agreed to meet teachers for discussions over the implementation of salary increases after vigorous campaigning by EI affiliate the KNUT.

    Kenya: State agrees to discuss teachers' pay
  13. Union growth 9 June 2006

    Ghana: Teachers and Educational Workers Begin Indefinite Strike

    Salary arrears and the lack of progress in negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement have driven EI affiliate the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) to strike indefinitely. An ultimatum presented to President John Kufuor’s government says if demands are not met by next week, teachers in higher institutions will...

    Ghana: Teachers and Educational Workers Begin Indefinite Strike
  14. Union growth 8 June 2006

    General Debate Statement by Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary of Education International at the International Labour Conference, Geneva

    EI has requested ILO to set international standards for the recruitment of teachers. In his address to the annual ILO Conference in Geneva, EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen said that industrialized countries should not try to remedy teacher shortages by poaching teachers from low-income countries. Van Leeuwen recommended that...

    General Debate Statement by Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary of Education International at the International Labour Conference, Geneva
  15. Union renewal and development 8 June 2006

    Indonesian earthquake: EI investigates damages to education

    EI is currently looking into the possible damages to education in the areas affected by the 6.3 richter scale earthquake that hit the island of Java in Indonesia on 27 May. The main areas affected were Klaten, Bantul and the ancient city of Yogyakarta.

    Indonesian earthquake: EI investigates damages to education
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 June 2006

    UK: University lecturers have wages docked in pay dispute

    Striking lecturers at Glasgow University are to have their wages docked as their bosses try to end the deadlock over pay.

    UK: University lecturers have wages docked in pay dispute