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    Educators celebrate International Day for Human Rights

    Education International

    As trade unions mark the International Day for Human Rights on 10 December, EI pays tribute to teachers and education workers around the world who fight for the right to live and work in dignity. These educators also fight for freedom of expression, assembly and association; the right to bargain collectively; and for all other d...

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    28 students and teachers killed in mortar attack on Syrian school

    Education International

    According to media reports yesterday, at least 28 students and a teacher were killed when a mortar hit the Batiha school in al-Wafidin camp, a community of about 25,000 displaced people, about twenty kilometres northeast of the capital. The reports said Syria’s official Sana news agency accused Syrian rebel forces of the attack,...

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    Slovakia: Teacher union suspends strike

    Education International

    The Slovakian Trade Union of Workers in Education and Science (OZPŠaV), one of EI’s national affiliates, has announced the suspension of its strike after three days, due to the government’s willingness to engage in negotiations.

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    Afghanistan: Education in the spotlight

    Education International

    Security in schools and the lack of qualified teachers were just two topics discussed at an EI/Afghanistan Teachers' Association (ATA) seminar held in Kabul from 20-22 November 2012. The seminar, ‘Strategies to strengthen ATA and contribute to education development’ aimed to equip the education union with tools to provide stude...

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