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    Colombia: Employment and rights at heart of union activity

    Education International

    On 6 February, EI’s affiliate, Federación Colombiana de Educadores (FECODE), organised a demonstration calling for free public education, respect for the teaching profession, and quality health services for teachers. More than 6,000 demonstrators marched through the capital, Bogotá, to demand an end to the privatisation of educ...

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    Canada: Teachers’ guide to copyright released

    Education International

    The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), one of EI’s national affiliates, has released the third edition of ‘Copyright Matters! Some Key Questions and Answers for Teachers’. The publication takes into account key changes that have occurred in the area of copyright since the previous edition, published in 2005.

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    Burkina Faso: trade union women’s congress

    Education International

    The Fédération des syndicats nationaux des travailleurs de l’éducation et de la recherche (F-SYNTER), held its fourth women’s congress on 26 January in Ougadougou. The education union received financial support from German colleagues in the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Bildung (GEW), also an EI affiliate.

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    Germany: Concrete step towards the abolition of tuition fees

    Education International

    The campaign to abolish tuition fees in Bavaria has taken a step forward with a referendum on the issue set to be organised. This follows on from 10 per cent of Bavaria’s eligible voters agreeing to a referendum on the abolition of tuition fees.

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