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    Philippines: Educators condemn new Government policy

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    The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), one of EI’s affiliates in the Philippines, has objected to the new Government policy on Education, which proposes extending formal education by two years, without increasing the number of teachers, classrooms and other basic facilities.

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    Benin: spotlight on child labour and child trafficking

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    A commitment to track down the sources and causes of child trafficking and child labour in Benin emerged from a teacher trade unionists seminar in Cotonou, Benin, from 9-11 May. EI organised the national trade union training and awareness-raising workshop under the theme, “The impact of quality public education for all in the fi...

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    U.S. law professors slam Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

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    Concerns over the secrecy and substance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations prompted 32 leading American legal scholars to send a letter to the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) demanding transparency in the process.

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    Rising opposition to ACTA in Europe

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    The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is facing a growing backlash in Europe. On 31 May, all three committees of the European Parliament advising the International Trade Committee recommended rejecting the deal.

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