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    USA: Chicago teachers’ successful negotiations

    Education International

    Following the well-followed strike it called for on 9 September, the Chicago Teachers’ Union (CTU) entered immediate negotiations with Chicago legislative officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As of 17 September, the strike has been called off after the CTU succeeded in negotiating a fairer contract for Chicago’s teachers.

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    Greece: solidarity with educators hit by harsh austerity measures

    Education International

    EI’s European Region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) has issued a Statement on Greece. At its meeting on 17 September, the ETUCE Bureau expressed its solidarity with Greek teacher, in relation to their announced general strike on 26 September.

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    EFA must include marginalised boys and girls trapped in labour

    Education International

    EI has reacted to an article published in World Education Blog, hosted by the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report team, which declares that “improving teaching and learning is crucial, especially for the marginalised.” It reiterates that the EFA goals will not be achieved unless child labour is eradicated globally.

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