Thanks to a cooperation programme with the Danish Union of Teachers (DLF) of Denmark, the Syndicat des travailleurs de l’enseignement du Burundi (STEB) has produced booklets that cover all the questions frequently asked by teachers at the grassroots level. The booklets are a Training Manual and a Handbook for Trade...Burundi: trade union development tools developed through international trade union cooperation
A coalition of Mauritanian education unions called for a strike from 21-25 February. The widely supported action aimed at “wresting the rights” of teachers from the Minister of Education and underlined the unity of teachers.Mauritania: teachers strike for a decent life and better working conditions
The Syndicat libre des travailleurs de l'enseignement du Burundi (STEB), thanks to financial support from Education International’s COVID-19 Solidarity Fund, was able to run an important awareness-raising campaign on taking protective measures against COVID-19 and on unionisation in schools, and to organise a conference to take stock of the situation...Burundi: Trade union takes action to raise awareness of COVID-19 and to organise and improve the quality of education through international solidarity
Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
To prevent the arrival and spread of COVID-19 in Burundi, teacher unionists are raising awareness among the general population about the measures implemented by the government, while also asking that the government take a number of new steps to stem the crisis.Burundi: education unionists mobilise to raise awareness of the risks associated with COVID-19 and call for urgent action
African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...“Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
Development Cooperation Projects
- Cooperating organizations
- FEATU (Federation of East Africa Teachers Unions) ; KNUT; TTU; ZATU; UNATU; SNER; SYNEDUC; STEB
- East Afrika: Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi
- Start date
- 1 January 2018
- End date
- 31 December 2021
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