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    Weakening collective bargaining hurts recovery, says ILO

    Education International

    EI has welcomed the recent International Labour Organisation (ILO) analysis, demonstrating that some governments unilaterally reformed collective bargaining arrangements at the height of the economic crisis. The ILO stated that reversing those decisions and providing policy support for collective bargaining would be key to recov...

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    The CSFEF calls for education on sustainable development

    Education International

    The EI’s “Comité syndical francophone de l’Education et de la Formation” (CSFEF – Francophone trade union education and training committee) held its 13th meeting in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on 3 and 4 September. It discussed the theme of the forthcoming Francophone Summit to be held, also in Kinshasa,...

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    UK: Government should stop playing politics with international students

    Education International

    The University and College Union (UCU), one of EI’s national affiliates, is publicising a petition to support international students at the London Metropolitan University (LMU) who have been affected by the last month decision of the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to revoke the Tier 4 licence of the LMU.

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    U.K.: Education unions react to GCSE results

    Education International

    The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT), the National Union of Teachers (NUT), and the University and College Union (UCU), three EI’s national affiliates, have commented on the publication of the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) results. The GCSE is an academic qualification aw...

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    Slovakia: Unionists strike over unacceptable budget proposal

    Education International

    The Trade Union of Workers in Education and Science of Slovakia (OZ PŠaV), one of EI’s national affiliates, embarked on a one-day strike on 13 September. It is dissatisfied with the Government’s 2013 budget proposal and fiscal roadmap for 2014-15, which do not address the presently unsustainable situation in education.

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