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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 April 2006

    TradEducation issue no.8 now available for download!

    The new issue of EI's bulletin on GATS and the WTO, TradEducation, has just been published. In this issue, we talk about the New Zealand government spearheading an effort to open up their private higher education "market", EI's meeting with key WTO negotiators and rules on domestic regulations.

    TradEducation issue no.8 now available for download!
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 April 2006

    Press Release 5/2006: EI President Thulas Nxesi: Governments must commit to spend more on Education

    With Global Action Week on Education almost upon us, world leaders are under pressure to make a move on education sector commitments. As part of the Global Action Week campaign, EI President Thulas Nxesi yesterday called on governments worldwide to translate words into actions and to spend more on education.

    Press Release 5/2006: EI President Thulas Nxesi: Governments must commit to spend more on Education
  3. Standards and working conditions 11 April 2006

    Uganda: Journalist recounts tale about the everyday life of teachers

    EI recently commisioned an article by Ugandan journalist about the everyday life of local teachers. To give the world an insight into the hardships and challenges faced by teachers in the impoverished country, Harriette Athieno Onyalla met with several of them, who told her of the hopes and disappointments they...

    Uganda: Journalist recounts tale about the everyday life of teachers
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 4 April 2006

    Ethiopia: EI letter to the Prime Minister

    EI issued a formal letter to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia on 4 Apr, protesting against the ruling of the Ethiopian Federal High Court on 30 March to recognise the government-sponsored Ethiopian Teacher Association instead of the authentic Ethiopian Teacher Association affiliated to EI.

    Ethiopia: EI letter to the Prime Minister
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 4 April 2006

    Kenya: Prepare for strike, union tells teachers

    EI affiliate the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has called on its members to brace for a nationwide strike should the Government fail to implement the remaining phase of their salary increase scheme.

    Kenya: Prepare for strike, union tells teachers
  6. Standards and working conditions 3 April 2006

    Korea: President Roh’s Comments Anger Teachers

    Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun caused a sensation among teachers, saying “It is the teacher who is the most strongly opposed to social change.” at a gathering with Korean compatriots in Egypt.

    Korea: President Roh’s Comments Anger Teachers
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 3 April 2006

    GATS: EI Lobby at the WTO

    EI held a series of meetings with the officials and negotiators of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as services negotiations resumed in Geneva this week. Monique Fouilhoux, EI’s education and employment co-ordinator, was joined by representatives of affiliates from Australia, Canada, and Denmark.

    GATS: EI Lobby at the WTO
  8. Union growth 31 March 2006

    Ethiopia: International mobilisation to support the authentic teachers' association

    EI witnessed another dramatic development affecting teachers and their union in Ethiopia. On Thursday 30 March 2006, the Ethiopian Federal High Court ruled that the authentic ETA leadership (EI's affiliate) has to hand over every asset and property of the association to a government-sponsored group also called ETA.

    Ethiopia: International mobilisation to support the authentic teachers' association
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 March 2006

    EI takes part in preparing the contribution of the international trade union movement to the G8 Summit tp be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July 2006

    On the occasion of the consultations held with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Washington DC, USA, from 27 to 31 March 2006, EI Deputy General Secretary Elie Jouen also took part in the meeting of the TUAC group on economic issues, which was responsible for...

    EI takes part in preparing the contribution of the international trade union movement to the G8 Summit tp be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July 2006
  10. Union growth 31 March 2006

    Bahamas: Teachers’ Union Calls Industrial Action

    After several weeks of locking horns with government negotiators, officials of EI affiliate the Bahamas Union of Teachers have instructed public school teachers to go on "work to rule" and threatened that more serious action could follow.

    Bahamas: Teachers’ Union Calls Industrial Action
  11. Standards and working conditions 31 March 2006

    Norway: 90,000 teachers strike over working-hour reforms

    An estimated 90,000 Norwegian schoolteachers took part in a spot strike on Thursday to protest proposed working-hour reforms.

    Norway: 90,000 teachers strike over working-hour reforms
  12. Standards and working conditions 31 March 2006

    Papua New Guinea: New payroll leaves teachers out of pocket

    EI affiliate the Papua New Guinea Teachers Association (PNGTA) reports that 544 teachers in the Southern region have not been paid properly as the result of a new Payroll System.

    Papua New Guinea: New payroll leaves teachers out of pocket
  13. Union growth 31 March 2006

    EI letter of support to French affiliates

    Education International has written a letter of support to French affiliates concerning the First Employment Contract (CPE) job law.

    EI letter of support to French affiliates
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 March 2006

    Open letter to all affiliates: Every Child Needs a Teacher

    Within the framework of Global Action Week's activities to be held from 24th to 30th April, EI issued an open letter on 30 March, signed by the President and General Secretary of EI, recalling the issues behind this year's message "Every Child Needs a Teacher".

    Open letter to all affiliates: Every Child Needs a Teacher
  15. Union renewal and development 29 March 2006

    Second EI Research Network meeting

    The EI Research Network is holding its second meeting in Brussels from 29-30 March. The network comprises research officers from EI affiliates.

    Second EI Research Network meeting
  16. Union growth 29 March 2006

    Republic of Ireland: ASTI Welcomes Establishment of Teaching Council

    EI affiliate the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has welcomed the formal establishment of the Teaching Council as the professional body for Ireland's teachers.

    Republic of Ireland: ASTI Welcomes Establishment of Teaching Council