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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 January 2006

    South Africa: Poor parents miss out on fees waiver

    No state school opening its doors over the next two weeks is likely to waive fees, despite Education Minister Naledi Pandor’s promise to that effect, EI affiliate SADTU said.

    South Africa: Poor parents miss out on fees waiver
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 9 January 2006

    Cambodia: The UN defends trade union rights

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement on 4 January deploring the "series of defamation, incitement and disinformation law suits and arrests of members of civil society, trade unions, media and the Sam Rainsy opposition party in the course of last year."

    Cambodia: The UN defends trade union rights
  3. Union growth 6 January 2006

    Bulgaria: Hunger Strike ends, unions remain on strike alert until demands are met

    Bulgarian teachers stopped their hunger strike in December, though EI affiliates SEB and Podkrepa have refused to sign a wage agreement offered by the government and will remain on strike alert when term commences on 10 th January.

    Bulgaria: Hunger Strike ends, unions remain on strike alert until demands are met
  4. Standards and working conditions 4 January 2006

    Jamaica: Teachers aim for 55% pay increase

    The Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) is seeking a 55 per cent increase over the 2006-2008 contract period after a two year wage freeze under the Public Sector Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

    Jamaica: Teachers aim for 55% pay increase
  5. Union growth 22 December 2005

    Ethiopia: Urgent Action Appeal Update

    Fifteen separate charges, including conspiracy, armed insurrection, attempting to subvert the constitution, high treason and genocide, were presented in court by prosecutors on 16 December against the 131 government opponents and critics detained by Ethiopian authorities.

    Ethiopia: Urgent Action Appeal Update
  6. Union growth 21 December 2005

    Cambodia: Urgent Action Appeal Update

    Education International is continuing to exert pressure on the government of Cambodia to request the immediate release of Mr. Rong Chhun, President of CITA, and the withdrawal of arrest warrants against three other democratic leaders.

    Cambodia: Urgent Action Appeal Update
  7. Union growth 20 December 2005

    Bulgaria: Teachers are soon entering their second month of strike

    Bulgarian teachers organised by EI affiliates SEB and PODKREPA started their strike for better working conditions on 25 November. On 18 December, the president of SEB, Janka Takeva, addressed an open letter to the representative of the International Monetary Fund who took part in a meeting with the Bulgarian Ministry...

    Bulgaria: Teachers are soon entering their second month of strike
  8. Union renewal and development 18 December 2005

    Press Release 18/2005: Education International announces collaboration with Global Learning Portal to bring online resources to millions more educators worldwide

    Education International, the world’s largest federation of teachers' unions with 29 million members worldwide today announced a partnership with the Global Learning Portal. This powerful online network and set of collaborative tools will benefit teachers, administrators, and education policymakers around the world.

    Press Release 18/2005: Education International announces collaboration with Global Learning Portal to bring online resources to millions more educators worldwide
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 16 December 2005

    Guatemala: Urgent Action Appeal update

    EI issued a letter to its Latin American colleagues on 8 December, urging them to step up their solidarity with Guatemalan affiliate, the Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Educación (STEG).

    Guatemala: Urgent Action Appeal update
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 December 2005

    New Zealand: Kindergarten teacher strike a resounding success!

    Kindergarten teachers in New Zealand went on strike on 8 Dec in unprecedented numbers to protect the quality of education they provide to 45,000 children and families throughout the country.

    New Zealand: Kindergarten teacher strike a resounding success!
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 December 2005

    EI's WTO update: the third day

    First of all, a co-ordination and mobilisation meeting was held among delegates from the EI family to discuss the last initiatives of some governments in relation to GATS and the possible scenarios which might turn out later in the day in the meetings with governmental delegations and during the workshops...

    EI's WTO update: the third day
  12. Union growth 14 December 2005

    Georgia: In Solidarity with ESFTUG

    EI affiliate in Georgia, the the Educators and Scientists Free Trade Union of Georgia (ESFTUG) is organising a demonstration on 14 December to request the Parliament of Georgia to increase the funding of education during the budget discussion.

    Georgia: In Solidarity with ESFTUG
  13. Equity and inclusion 14 December 2005

    EI European Round Table on Equality: many challenges ahead

    Participants at the EI European Round Table on Equality held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 14-15 Nov, unanimously agreed that there are still many challenges ahead for education workers and their organisations in the area of equality.

    EI European Round Table on Equality: many challenges ahead
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 December 2005

    Press Release 17/2005: 6th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference - "Take education out of GATS," teachers urge.

    In a statement released today to delegations to the 6th WTO Ministerial Conference, the global union representing more than 29 million teachers and education workers is calling on member countries to remove education services from the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).

    Press Release 17/2005: 6th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference - "Take education out of GATS," teachers urge.