Colombia: Show of strength to eradicate child labour

Education International

Common strategies to influence public policy to eradicate child labour must be articulated by education unions. This is essential for the promotion and defence of education as a fundamental right.

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Kenya: Pay and teacher shortages at top of union agenda

Education International

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), one of EI’s national affiliates, has been strongly advocating for a 300 per cent pay rise, and is carrying out a survey on the shortage of educators in the country and its impact on the delivery of quality education. In January, KNUT also signed an improved medical scheme, offering he...

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Tunisia: Strikes to improve education system and teachers’ status

Education International

Primary school teachers throughout Tunisia answered the call of the Syndicat général de l'enseignement de base (SGEB), one of the national affiliates of EI, to hold a successful one-day strike on 16 May with an 85 per cent participation rate. The trade union is fighting to improve the education system and the status of teachers...

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Education unionists to share experiences and strategies on school leadership

Education International

EI and its European Region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), are jointly organising a European-Global Conference on School Leadership in Dublin, Ireland, from 23-25 May. This event, hosted by Irish teacher unions, aims at sharing experiences and developing education union strategies to improve school lea...

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