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Senegal: teachers demand review of pay and working conditions

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"Teaching is a profession, not volunteer work. Decent pay keeps education personnel motivated and devoted to their profession." In a letter to Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade on 14 July, EI expressed its regret that the government is slow in reacting to the demands of teachers to review their pay and working conditions.

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Teacher unions should embrace diversity

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"Anti-immigrant political movements have developed across the OECD countries - from Denmark to Austria to Britain, France and Italy. So-called mainstream political parties are jockeying to recuperate the slogans of the demagogues, and in countries like Australia governments have played cyncially on anti-immigrant sentiments for ...

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EI 5th World Congress: Information about Congress assistance, the Albert Shanker Education Award and the Mary Hatwood Futrell Human and Trade Union Rights Award

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EI is pleased to announce that the 5th EI World Congress will take place in Berlin, Germany, from 22 to 26 July 2007. In the coming weeks, member organisations will receive information about congress participation, a nomination form for each of the two EI awards, as well as a congress assistance request form for eligible member ...

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Papua New Guinea: Teachers on indefinite strike

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As many as 37 000 teachers, who are members of EI affiliate, the "Papua New Guinea Teachers' Association" (PNGTA), remain on strike in the country's national capital district despite the threat of severe penalties if they don't return to work. They began their action on 10 July over the non-payment of outstanding entitlements, i...

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