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    Kenya: deadlock in union talks on strike over pay

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    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), two of EI’s national affiliates, began their strike over pay on Monday, 3 September. Teachers defied a court decision declaring their strike illegal and asserted educators’ right to strike. Following their strike, unions...

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    Peru: teachers seek fair treatment and rights

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    EI’s affiliate in Peru, Sindicato Unitario de Trabajadores de la Educación del Perú (SUTEP), has called for an indefinite national strike from 5 September. SUTEP decided to call the strike after months of attempted negotiation without result on its claims for basic labour rights.

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    Germany: Long journeys to school undermine education

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    Long journeys to school caused by the closing of local schools have a negative impact on students’ health and on their education achievement levels. That’s one of the conclusions of the latest study on absenteeism undertaken by the scientific Institute of the German health care insurance company AOK, highlighted by one of EI’s n...

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