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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 March 2006

    UK: Unions join together to fight against tuition fee increases

    A coalition of EI affiliates in the UK have joined the National Union of Students (NUS) to fight against any tuition fee increases in the run up to a funding review planned for 2008. This could result in the removal of the £3,000 cap on tuition fees by 2010.

    UK: Unions join together to fight against tuition fee increases
  2. Standards and working conditions 2 March 2006

    USA: Affiliates unite to oppose "65% solution"

    EI affiliates the AFT and NEA are united in their opposition to proposed legislation that would require a minimum of 65% of education spending in school districts goes to direct instruction in the classroom.

    USA: Affiliates unite to oppose "65% solution"
  3. Union growth 2 March 2006

    Ethiopia: international collaboration for the release of teacher unionist

    EI is working with partner Global Union Federations, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), as well as Amnesty International for the release of Kassahun Kebede, chairperson of the Addis Ababa branch of EI affiliate, the Ethiopian Teachers' Association (ETA).

    Ethiopia: international collaboration for the release of teacher unionist
  4. Standards and working conditions 2 March 2006

    Korea: KTU welcomes national human rights commission ruling on temporary teachers

    EI affiliate the KTU welcomes and supports the decision made by the National Human Rights Commission that salary limitations for 'temporary' teaching positions are an infringement of teachers' rights.

    Korea: KTU welcomes national human rights commission ruling on temporary teachers
  5. Equity and inclusion 2 March 2006

    UK: Gender pay gap is worst in Europe

    EI affiliates in the UK have expressed their opinions following the publication of the Women and Work Commission’s ‘Shaping a Fairer Future’ report which found women earn only 83% of the male hourly rate.

    UK: Gender pay gap is worst in Europe
  6. Union growth 1 March 2006

    Cambodia: CITA thanks EI affiliates for their international solidarity

    Due to the international solidarity actions from EI affiliates around the world, Rong Chhun, President of the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA) was finally released on bail. Upon his release, he and other members of CITA thank colleagues around the world for their support and assistance.

    Cambodia: CITA thanks EI affiliates for their international solidarity
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 March 2006

    EI Analysis of the Global Monitoring Report on Education For All 2006

    The fourth EI Congress in Porto Alegre stressed that EI and teachers’ unions worldwide are committed to the success of the EFA initiative. In relation to this, each year UNESCO, on behalf of UN agencies, releases a “Global Monitoring Report” assessing the progress made on achieving the goal of EFA.

    EI Analysis of the Global Monitoring Report on Education For All 2006
  8. Equity and inclusion 28 February 2006

    Press Release 03/2006 - UN Commission on the Status of Women - CSW50: Encouraging women’s participation in decision making

    Education International (EI) will take part in the discussions of the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW50, New York, 27 February-10 March 2006), which this year will look into mechanisms for improving women’s representation in decision making bodies.

    Press Release 03/2006 - UN Commission on the Status of Women - CSW50: Encouraging women’s participation in decision making
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 February 2006

    Press Release 2/2006: Global Action Week 2006 (24-30 April) - Every child needs a teacher

    Education International and its teachers' unions worldwide are playing a leading role in the Global Action Week to increase the pressure on governments to demonstrate greater leadership to ensure that all children get the chance to be taught by qualified teachers.

    Press Release 2/2006: Global Action Week 2006 (24-30 April) - Every child needs a teacher
  10. Union renewal and development 23 February 2006

    Philippines landslide: EI offers solidarity assistance

    On behalf of all its member organisations, EI has expressed its sympathy to its four affiliates in the Philippines after the entire village of Guinsaugon, in the town of St Bernard on the southern part of Leyte, in the central Philippines, was buried by a major landslide on Friday 17...

    Philippines landslide: EI offers solidarity assistance
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 February 2006

    Canada: International Mother Language Day

    To help better prepare children between the ages of 0 and 6 for French-language schooling in minority settings, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will release at a Feb. 28th news conference a unique kit of resources intended for people who care for and work with young Francophone children in minority...

    Canada: International Mother Language Day
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 February 2006

    Indonesia: 8.1% education budget is unacceptable

    EI strongly supports its Indonesian affiliate, PGRI's campaign to raise the country's education budget. In 2005, only 8.1% of its national budget was dedicated to education, far lower than that of neighbouring countries such as Thailand (27%) and Malaysia (20%).

    Indonesia: 8.1% education budget is unacceptable
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 17 February 2006

    Nepal: All teachers' union leaders have been released but situation remains volatile

    EI has received information from its members in Nepal that all teachers' union leaders have been released from detention - the last one being released on Feb 16. EI affiliates in Nepal - NTA, NNTA and TUN - thank all EI member organisations for their support. It is obvious that...

    Nepal: All teachers' union leaders have been released but situation remains volatile
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 17 February 2006

    Georgia: EI’s letter of protest to the President and Minister of Education & Science

    Education International has written to Mikheil Saakashvili, the president of the Republic of Georgia, and Alexander Lomaia the minister of education & science, in support of affiliate the Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union of Georgia.

    Georgia: EI’s letter of protest to the President and Minister of Education & Science