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    UK: Government should stop playing politics with international students

    Education International

    The University and College Union (UCU), one of EI’s national affiliates, is publicising a petition to support international students at the London Metropolitan University (LMU) who have been affected by the last month decision of the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to revoke the Tier 4 licence of the LMU.

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    U.K.: Education unions react to GCSE results

    Education International

    The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT), the National Union of Teachers (NUT), and the University and College Union (UCU), three EI’s national affiliates, have commented on the publication of the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) results. The GCSE is an academic qualification aw...

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    Slovakia: Unionists strike over unacceptable budget proposal

    Education International

    The Trade Union of Workers in Education and Science of Slovakia (OZ PŠaV), one of EI’s national affiliates, embarked on a one-day strike on 13 September. It is dissatisfied with the Government’s 2013 budget proposal and fiscal roadmap for 2014-15, which do not address the presently unsustainable situation in education.

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    Brazil: March to strengthen public education

    Education International

    On 5 September, over 10,000 protesters took to the streets of Brasilia and other Brazilian states under the banner: Independence equals quality education and decent work. They demanded the strengthening of public education through the approval in 2012 of the National Plan for Education.

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