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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Union growth 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
  5. 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
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 15 February 2006

    Iran: Union day of action

    The Global Union Federations are supporting the international day of action in support of Iranian unionists following the continuing repression against the Trade Union of the Greater Teheran United Bus Company (Sherkate-Vahed).

    Iran: Union day of action
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 February 2006

    Strasbourg: 30,000 join EuroManif demonstration

    The EuroManif demonstration in Strasbourg yesterday saw up to 30,000 trade unionists vent fears that the proposed Services Directive could undermine European jobs and social standards.

    Strasbourg: 30,000 join EuroManif demonstration
  8. Union growth 15 February 2006

    EI monitors the situation in Nepal

    EI and other trade union bodies are monitoring the situation in Nepal closely, as hundreds of pro-democracy activists are still detained across the country.

    EI monitors the situation in Nepal
  9. Union growth 14 February 2006

    UK: Peter Smith, former ATL general secretary dies

    Former general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), and member of EI’s European Committee, Peter Smith, has died at the age of 65.

    UK: Peter Smith, former ATL general secretary dies
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 February 2006

    USA: Affiliates united in opposition to proposed education budget cuts

    EI affiliates the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Authority (NEA) are united in their opposition to proposed budget cuts for education.

    USA: Affiliates united in opposition to proposed education budget cuts
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 February 2006

    South Africa: Bungle over exam has pupils & teachers fuming

    Eastern Cape Education Department superintendent-general Dave Edley yesterday promised an investigation to discover how the province published the wrong date for the matric supplementary examinations.

    South Africa: Bungle over exam has pupils & teachers fuming
  12. Equity and inclusion 13 February 2006

    Australia: WorkersOut! At Mardi gras

    EI affiliate the NTEU is a member of WorkersOut! - a collective of unions and union members who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) working together to raise the profile and importance of union membership across the LGBTI community.

    Australia: WorkersOut! At Mardi gras
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 10 February 2006

    Major demonstration to take place in Strasbourg to prevent the inclusion of education in the proposed EU Services Directive

    A campaign has been launched by the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) to exclude education from the proposed Directive on services in the internal EU market, first presented by the European Commission in Jan 2004.

    Major demonstration to take place in Strasbourg to prevent the inclusion of education in the proposed EU Services Directive
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 February 2006

    USA: “No Child Left Behind” is failing to lead the way, say affiliates

    While both the AFT and NEA agree that the NCLB initiative established laudable goals - high standards, accountability for all, and the belief that all children can learn, regardless of their background or ability - its underfunding and bureaucracy are masking the true progress made in schools.

    USA: “No Child Left Behind” is failing to lead the way, say affiliates
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 9 February 2006

    EI on Danish cartoon row: extra attention should be paid to teaching democracy and human rights

    "Apparently, there is a reciprocal lack of understanding about the crucial importance of fundamental human rights like freedom of expression, that constitute the basis of democratic societies, and on the other hand, the religious feelings of millions of people in Muslim countries," said EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen, when...

    EI on Danish cartoon row: extra attention should be paid to teaching democracy and human rights
  16. Standards and working conditions 9 February 2006

    South Africa: School fee promise good news in principle

    President Thabo Mbeki's promise to eliminate fees in the poorest 20% of schools in South Africa is meaningless without a deadline, says EI's affiliate.

    South Africa: School fee promise good news in principle
  17. Standards and working conditions 9 February 2006

    USA: Teachers' Needs Survey

    With the assistance of EI affiliates, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the American Psychological Association (APA) is gathering information about teachers' perceptions of professional development in several areas, including classroom management, instructional practices, classroom diversity, family and community outreach, and other teaching skills...

    USA: Teachers' Needs Survey