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  1. Union growth 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
  2. 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
  3. Union growth 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 7 June 2006

    Romania: Teachers ask president to mediate conflict

    Romanian EI affiliate Fédération des Syndicats de l’Enseignement SPIRU-HARET have demanded President Traian Basescu to once again intervene in their relations with the government, as the agreement reached with the government after their last protest has not been respected.

    Romania: Teachers ask president to mediate conflict
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 June 2006

    Botswana: Diploma Course Fails to Produce Graduates in 7 years

    EI affiliate the Botswana Teachers' Union (BTU) has expressed concern that the diploma in Primary Education programme by distance learning introduced by the University of Botswana (UB) in 1999 has yet to produce a graduate.

    Botswana: Diploma Course Fails to Produce Graduates in 7 years
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 6 June 2006

    Ethiopia: EI mission relaunches social dialogue

    An international trade union mission composed of two representatives from EI and the African director of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) managed to open doors in Ethiopia. Meetings could soon be secured with the Ethiopian Ministers of Education and Information, together with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and embassy...

    Ethiopia: EI mission relaunches social dialogue
  16. News 2 June 2006

    International Peace Education Conference: Educating a Generation to create a Culture of Peace, 25-27 June 2006

    EI strongly encourages its member organisations to take part in the coming International Peace Education Conference, which will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, from 25-27 June 2006. The Conference is part of the World Peace Forum (WPF), which will take place from 23-28 June.

    International Peace Education Conference: Educating a Generation to create a Culture of Peace, 25-27 June 2006