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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 7 March 2006

    TradEducation News Issue 7 now available

    The latest issue of TradEducation News, Education International’s publication to help affiliates understand the implication of GATS talks on public education, is now available in PDF format.

    TradEducation News Issue 7 now available
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 March 2006

    UK: Lecturers begin strike action

    Members of EI affiliates the AUT and NATFHE are taking strike action today because they say promises to use new money coming into the higher education sector to improve staff pay have been broken.

    UK: Lecturers begin strike action
  3. Equity and inclusion 6 March 2006

    EI Statement on the International Women's Day, 8 March 2006 - Public Quality Education to achieve Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

    During the UN Millennium Summit in the year 2000, world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to achieving equal rights for women and girls by approving Goal 3 on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. It was not the first time that such a pledge had been made.

    EI Statement on the International Women's Day, 8 March 2006 - Public Quality Education to achieve Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  4. Union growth 3 March 2006

    Algeria: government threatens to dissolve teacher union

    EI is appalled that the two strike actions within an interval of one month by both primary and secondary school teachers did not convince the Algerian government to enter into negotiations with the Inter-Union Coordination of National Education (CITE), to which EI affiliates the "Union nationale des travailleurs de l’éducation...

    Algeria: government threatens to dissolve teacher union
  5. Equity and inclusion 3 March 2006

    Global Unions Oral Statement on Migration - 50th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women – 2 March, 2006

    The international trade union organisations welcome the fact that migration has been placed on the Agenda of the 50th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women as an emerging issue. The growing phenomenon of migration is of concern to global unions, represented here by Education International, Public Services...

    Global Unions Oral Statement on Migration - 50th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women – 2 March, 2006
  6. 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
  7. 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"
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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