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    UK: Teachers join college and university lecturers in strike action

    Education International

    EI affiliates in Britain have voted to take part in strike action on 30 June to defend members’ pensions. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) have voted to join University and College Union (UCU) members in the national day of action.

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    USA: Education union vows to back Obama to defend education

    Education International

    With the United States presidential elections a little over a year away, EI’s largest U.S. affiliate, the National Education Association (NEA), has set out proposals for a strategy to invest $60 million into a campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama.

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    Georgia: Workers’ rights deteriorate as government fails to honour agreements

    Education International

    Trade unionists have met to discuss the deteriorating situation of workers’ rights in Georgia. Workers are being pressed to work in unhealthy and dangerous environments, trade union activists are being dismissed, and trade union leaders are being harassed and threatened. The existence of the entire independent trade union organi...

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    EI General Secretary is awarded honorary degree

    Education International

    The EI General Secretary, Fred Van Leeuwen, has been conferred with an Honorary Fellowship by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) at its Annual General Meeting. The EIS was granted the right to award Fellowships under a Charter given to the union by Britain’s Queen Victoria in the 19th Century. It is the only EI member w...

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