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  1. Standards and working conditions 8 December 2005

    EI European affiliates tells Bulgarian government to respect teachers' rights!

    The EI Pan-European Structure that met from 6-7 Dec in Luxemburg passed a resolution on Bulgaria,calling on the Bulgarian government to respect the striking teachers' rights and meet their demands. The European Region of EI represents a total of 143 teacher organisations in 44 countries.

    EI European affiliates tells Bulgarian government to respect teachers' rights!
  2. Union growth 8 December 2005

    Global Unions produces report on successful trade union campaigns

    Together with Bureau for Workers' Activities at the International Labour Organisation (ILO ACTRAV) and the Global Union Research Network (GURN), the Global Unions have produced a report on successful cases of trade union resistance and the development of alternatives to the policies of the International Financial Institutions (IFI).

    Global Unions produces report on successful trade union campaigns
  3. Standards and working conditions 7 December 2005

    USA: teacher salaries lag behind inflation

    EI affiliates in the United States of America, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), both denounce the fact that teacher salaries are lagging behind rising inflation rates.

    USA: teacher salaries lag behind inflation
  4. Standards and working conditions 7 December 2005

    UK: 2.5% Increase is No Pay Rise

    The UK government has accepted a recommendation from the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) to increase all salary points by 2.5% in 2006 and a further 2.5% in 2007.

    UK: 2.5% Increase is No Pay Rise
  5. Union growth 7 December 2005

    Australia: Union Questions the Independence of Minister’s Teaching Institute

    EI affiliate the Australian Education Union has expressed concerns about “Teaching Australia,” a national professional body announced by the government and aimed at enhancing the professional status of teachers and teaching.

    Australia: Union Questions the Independence of Minister’s Teaching Institute
  6. Union growth 6 December 2005

    EI Statement on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on 10 Dec 2005

    "Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance...

    EI Statement on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on 10 Dec 2005
  7. Equity and inclusion 6 December 2005

    Register for the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women today!

    As a consultative partner of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), EI will be participating in the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW), which will be held in New York, USA, from 27 February to 10 March 2006.

    Register for the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women today!
  8. Standards and working conditions 5 December 2005

    Bulgaria: Urgent Action Appeal Update

    Secondary school teachers from across Bulgaria may go on general strike according to Yanka Takeva, head of EI affiliate Syndicat des Enseignants Bulgares (SEB).

    Bulgaria: Urgent Action Appeal Update
  9. Union growth 5 December 2005

    Ireland: Teacher Unions Show Solidarity with Ferry Workers

    Members of EI affiliates the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) and Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) will attend demonstrations on 9th December in support of Irish Ferry Workers.

    Ireland: Teacher Unions Show Solidarity with Ferry Workers
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 5 December 2005

    Cambodia: Appeals Court Denies Rong Chhun Bail

    The appeals court has denied bail to Rong Chhun, the president of the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA), who has been imprisoned by the Cambodian authorities since his arrest on 15 October.

    Cambodia: Appeals Court Denies Rong Chhun Bail
  11. Union growth 2 December 2005

    UK: Affiliates Agree to Union Merger

    Members of EI affiliates NATFHE and the AUT have voted overwhelmingly for their unions to merge and create the world’s largest union for post-school academic and academic-related staff, with more than 110,000 members.

    UK: Affiliates Agree to Union Merger
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 December 2005

    New Zealand: Kindergarten Teachers Vote to Strike

    Kindergarten teachers belonging to EI affiliate NZEI Te Riu Roa have voted 97% in favour of striking on 8th December.

    New Zealand: Kindergarten Teachers Vote to Strike
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 December 2005

    World AIDS Day 2005

    On World AIDS Day, EI is encouraging its affiliates to organise nationwide activities on the theme "Education for Life" and to impel entire communities to take part in World AIDS Day celebrations and initiatives.

    World AIDS Day 2005
  14. Union growth 16 November 2005

    EI writes in support of Cypriot affiliate

    EI have today written to Mr. Mehmet Ali Talat, Leader of the Turkish Cypriot Community, in support of affiliate KTOEÖS.

    EI writes in support of Cypriot affiliate
  15. Union growth 16 November 2005

    Ethiopia: Urgent Action Appeal Update

    Harassment against the Ethiopian Teachers' Association (ETA) is continuing. On 12 and 14 November, ETA offices in Addis Ababa, in particular the offices of Mr Kassahun Kebede (Chairman of the Addis Ababa branch of the ETA) and Dr Taye Woldesmiate (ETA President), were searched by the police after the latter...

    Ethiopia: Urgent Action Appeal Update
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 15 November 2005

    Zimbabwe: Hunger Causing Pupils to Drop Out of School

    Teachers' organisations have expressed concern over the increasing number of school children who are dropping out of school because of hunger. Some pupils are passing out during lessons because of hunger, after going for days without a proper meal.

    Zimbabwe: Hunger Causing Pupils to Drop Out of School