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    Turkey: High court releases trade unionists

    Education International

    EI has welcomed the release on bail of 22 trade unionists, after 289 days in jail. Among the released are Mehmet Bozgeyik and Sakine Eren Y?lmaz, respectively General Secretary and Women’s Secretary of Egitim Sen, EI’s national affiliate.

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    Join teacher unions initiatives against bullying and discrimination in school

    Education International

    In Canada, teacher unions celebrated the Day of Pink on 10 April, the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools. On 3 May, a US initiative, supported by the American Federation of Teachers, “Stand4Change” will also invite school communities throughout the world to take a firm stand...

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    UK: Video alleges Education Minister’s misuse of evidence

    Education International

    The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT), the two largest EI national affiliates in the UK, have recommended a video about the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove. The video looks at the policies pursued by Gove and challenges...

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    Denmark: Teachers' lock-out undermines Danish model of collective bargaining

    Education International

    Despite intense last-minute discussions and new offers from the EI affiliate, the Danish Teachers Union (DLF), the employers’ lock-out of nearly all primary and lower secondary teachers in the whole country has become effective from 1 April. The lock-out prevents approximately 875,000 pupils from receiving their normal education...

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