Quebec teachers' union elects new president

For the first time in its history, the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ), EI's largest member union in Quebec, elected a nurse, Ms Louise Chabot, as its President. Ms. Chabot succeeds Mr Réjean Parent, who led the organisation since 2003.

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Cambodia: National Confederation Union denied recognition

Education International

The Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA), one of EI’s national affiliate, has condemned the fact that the Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU) has again been denied formal government recognition as a trade union confederation. Made up of seven unions and associations, the CCU represents more than 90,000 workers...

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Swaziland: Educators continue pay strike

Education International

The Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) has decided to contravene a court decision and instead go on an open-ended strike over demands for a 4.5 per cent salary increase. The SNAT, an EI affiliate, is extending a two-day action held on 13-14 June, in which over 6,000 teachers participated.

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Education union leader debunks anti-teacher activist’s assertions

Education International

EI welcomes a recent BBC show featuring the Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ (ATL) General Secretary Mary Bousted and Michelle Rhee, a former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools. It allowed one of the UK’s top education trade unionists to reassert what quality teachers and teacher assessment mean.

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