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    Zimbabwe: Teachers warn strike action still likely

    Education International

    Teachers in Zimbabwe say they will return to school when the school year begins on 8 January, despite their ongoing resentment about low salaries and poor working conditions. They did not rule out further strike action, however.

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    Sweden: Union makes significant donation to Solidarity Fund

    Education International

    Lärarförbundet, one of EI’s national affiliates, has announced that it contributed SEK 50,000 to the EI Solidarity Fund. Teacher unionists decided to allocate money to this fund, rather than printing and posting Christmas cards to national and international colleagues.

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    Filipino teachers win battle against exploitation

    Education International

    Earlier this week, a U.S. federal court in Los Angeles ordered a recruitment agency to pay US$4.5 million in damages to 350 Filipino teachers. The teachers, recruited as part of a guest worker programme, had been forced into exploitive contracts after arriving in the United States.

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    Kenya: Teachers plan to secure 47 county representative seats for women

    Education International

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), one of EI’s national affiliates, is planning to have 47 county representative positions taken up by female teachers. KNUT President Wilson Sossion has announced that his union will also support women teachers going for other political seats.

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