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    Tanzania: Strike cancelled amid calls for negotiation

    c. UNHCR

    The Tanzania Teachers’ Union (TTU) has called off its strike over teachers’ pay, after a High Court ruling found the countrywide action unlawful. The TTU made its decision in order to encourage bilateral discussions with the government to settle its case.

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    France: Teachers’ unions in reform consultations

    c. French Education Ministry

    EI’s French affiliates are preparing to draw up a report on the most important reforms for the education sector. This follows a consultation process launched in July by the Education Minister, Vincent Peillon, on the restructuring of the education system. The education unions have revealed their proposals which may contribute to...

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    Uganda: Union demands payment of teachers’ salaries

    c. teachersolidarity

    Over 30,000 teachers across Uganda have not been paid in July. That’s according to a report by the Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU), one of EI’s national affiliate. The report also points out that some teachers have not been paid since December 2011.

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    USA: New York City teachers denied tenure

    c. UFT

    EI’s national affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) have reacted to the New York City Education Department’s declaration that nearly half of New York City teachers reaching the end of their probations were denied tenure this year.

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    DRC: Armed conflict puts education in peril

    c. UNICEF

    EI’s affiliates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have voiced their support for concerns raised about education in DRC by the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Fédération nationale des enseignants du Congo (FENECO-UNTC) and the Syndicat des enseignants du Congo (SYECO) were reacting to a UNICEF r...

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