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    Japan: Fukushima teachers join mass demonstration

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    Teachers in the Fukushima region of Japan have joined other trade unionists to protest against the continuing nuclear emergency. The teachers, who are members of the Fukushima Prefecture Teacher’s Union, are fighting to hold the government and the power company TEPCO responsible and accountable for the nuclear disaster in Japan.

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    Celebrate International Nelson Mandela Day

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    Many of EI’s Sixth World Congress participants will arrive in Cape Town, South Africa, in time to mark International Nelson Mandela Day on 18 July. The day honours Mandela’s life-long dedication to social justice, and urges people to take small actions to improve their communities and change the world.

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    Teachers in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago join pay protests

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    Graduate teachers on the Caribbean islands of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago are taking protest action over their salaries. More than 800 teachers, who are all graduates of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), are still being paid as assistant teachers, despite the fact that they have been awarded their Bachelor of Educ...

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    Greece: Teachers join two day general strike

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    The EI General Secretary has met with Greek teachers who are set to be among thousands of public and private sector workers who are taking part in a 48-hour general strike in Greece this week as the parliament prepares for a key vote on tough austerity measures.

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