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    Liberia: Teachers struggle for a living wage

    Education International

    Members of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) have launched a campaign for a decent living wage for all school teachers and education workers. Professional teachers currently earn as little as US$100 per month – which is an inadequate sum to survive on in a country where food prices and inflation have rocketed i...

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    Bahrain: EI demands release of detained teachers

    Education International

    EI and Amnesty International are calling for the release of Jalila al-Salman and Mahdi Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb, two members of the Bahrain Teachers' Association (BTA) who were arrested during the unrest in March and April 2011. They remain incarcerated awaiting trial in a civilian court, which has been postponed until further notic...

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    Sierra Leone: Teachers’ pay award blocked by IMF

    Education International

    Teachers in Sierra Leone have had their pay rise blocked by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Despite the fact that teachers can earn as little as US$50 per month in Sierra Leone which is wholly inadequate to sustain one person, let alone to provide for an entire family, an IMF intervention earlier in the summer has prevent...

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    Listen to RadioLabour's special broadcast about Congress

    Education International

    RadioLabour is the international labour movement's radio service. On the occasion of Education International's Congress, RadioLabour broadcast a special report. Listen to EI President, Susan Hopgood, EI Vice-President for Africa, Irene Duncan-Adanusa, NAPTOSA General Secretary, Henry Hendricks, and SADTU General Secretary, Mugwe...

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