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    Education leaders to tackle the impact of financial crisis

    Education International

    EI is bringing together the most influential education union leaders and teachers at its sixth World Congress from 22-26 July in Cape Town, South Africa, to examine the challenges facing education from budget cuts; declining resources; de-professionalisation of teachers, and the rising cost of quality education for all.

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    Sri Lanka: Thugs attack teacher unionists

    Education International

    Teachers protesting in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka, have been attacked by groups of armed thugs who are suspected of having close links with the government, according to the National Trade Union Centre (NTUC).

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    Education unions set to tackle discrimination and social inequalities

    Education International

    From 18-21 July, participants will join pre-EI Congress events to build action plans that protect and promote workers’ rights in education and employment, social justice and equality. Trade unions and schools can be vehicles for positive work to tackle inequalities, making human rights and education a reality for all women and m...

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    Egypt: Independent teachers’ union fights for rights

    Education International

    The independent teachers’ union in Egypt is fighting for the enactment of legislation to ensure trade union rights. EI’s member, the Independent Teachers Union of Egypt – which was founded July 2010 before the revolution – is part of the new Independent Trade Union Federation.

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