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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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    Hungary: teachers demand their involvement in reforms

    Image via KPSZ-KPT Facebook page

    One of EI’s national affiliates, the Workers Councils’ Teacher Branch, KPSZ-KPT, has recently expressed their desire to initiate democratic negotiations with policy-makers on reforms to take effect in the Hungarian education system in 2013.

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    Canada: teacher unions’ demand fair collective bargaining process

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    Canadian educator unionists have condemned the Ontarian liberal government’s ultimatum for local teachers’ unions and school boards that has both sides of the conflict currently in a stalemate. Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten said that if the teachers' unions and school boards do not sign the proposed new deals by 1 Sep...

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    Bahrain: U.S. unions push for respect of human and labour rights

    Bahraini Teachers’ Association President, Mahdi Abu Dheeb

    The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), along with other influential organisations, has urged U.S. Labour Secretary Hilda Solis to release her Department’s finding concerning Bahrain’s compliance with provisions of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA). AFT, one of EI’s affiliates in the U.S., was joined in the initiat...

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