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    Arab Union Leaders condemn human and trade union rights abuses

    Education International

    Leaders of teachers’ organisations in the Arab region are outraged by the recent verdict of a Bahraini appeal court in which it sentenced the President of the Bahraini Teachers Association (BTA), Mahdi Abu Deeb, to 5 years imprisonment for taking part in national demonstrations in 2011. The Vice President of BTA, Jalila Al Salma...

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    14-N: European day of action and solidarity

    Education International

    Workers from Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece have called for a general strike next Wednesday, 14 November, to protest against government-imposed austerity measures. It is the first time in history that there has been a coordinated call for general strikes in four countries at the same time.

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    USA: Teachers and their unions rising to the challenge in hurricane aftermath

    Education International

    Many teachers, their colleagues, and their communities, primarily in New York and New Jersey, were struck hard by Hurricane Sandy. Their homes were destroyed, and their schools and workplaces severely damaged. Many families still find themselves facing an emergency, lacking clean water, food, clothing and new power outages.

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    Educators worldwide hopeful after Obama’s re-election

    Education International

    Obama was supported by both EI’s national affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), because of his involvement in maintaining public services and promoting education in particular. EI urges Obama and other global leaders to continue and increase their spending on educatio...

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