Articles from Niger
Union renewal and development 27 October 2021
Niger: Climate change education is a trade union priority
Faced with the advance of the desert and increasing floods, teacher unionists in Niger have drafted a Guide to Educational Activities on Climate Change, as well as a Manual for the Study Circles of Niger, which includes the climate issue. The Syndicat National des Enseignants du Niger (SNEN) was one...Niger: Climate change education is a trade union priority
Standards and working conditions 16 April 2021
Niger: strong union reaction following school fire
On April 13, a fire destroyed a school built with temporary materials on the outskirts of Niamey in Niger. Twenty-five of the 38 straw-covered classrooms in the school were ravaged by the fire.Niger: strong union reaction following school fire
Trade union rights are human rights 25 November 2020
Niger: Trade union unity on skill development and improved working conditions for teachers
With the help of the of Education International’s COVID-19 Solidarity Fund, the national unions that are members of Education International affiliate structure in Niger (IESNI) have collaborated in the organisation of an Inclusive Education Policy Forum, a skill development workshop for twenty-five female teachers, and the organisation of an awareness-raising...Niger: Trade union unity on skill development and improved working conditions for teachers
Union growth 21 October 2020
“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
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.
Trade union rights are human rights 2 June 2020
Niger: an intolerable situation for more than 2,500 teachers
Schools that had been closed since 20 March reopened on 1 June, but the status and safety of thousands of teachers are still in danger.Niger: an intolerable situation for more than 2,500 teachers
Leading the profession 17 October 2019
“Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
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.
Climate action and literacy 15 October 2019
Niger: education unions stand together against climate change
Niger’s teaching unions, brought together under the Education International branch in the country, have recently led a number of activities in connection with the Global Week of Climate Action, most notably the Day of Reflections on Climate Change, while also lending their support to the climate march which was organised...Niger: education unions stand together against climate change
Trade union rights are human rights 17 April 2019
Global education union leaders in solidarity with African educators living in violence-ridden countries
The Education International Executive Board has sent out solidarity letters to member organisations in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Nigeria; countries where political and terrorist violence has taken the lives of teachers, academics, and education support personnel.Global education union leaders in solidarity with African educators living in violence-ridden countries
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 September 2017
Niger: unions challenge the government’s teacher evaluation
While Niger’s education unions are not opposed to teacher evaluation, they are criticising the Minister’s failure to listen to their advice concerning the form the tests should take and the consequences facing teachers’ careers.Niger: unions challenge the government’s teacher evaluation
Union growth 4 July 2017
Niger: Trade unionist teacher elected to National Commission on Human Rights
In a significant move, the General Secretary of the Syndicat National des Agents de la Formation et de l'Education du Niger, has been appointed as the workers’ representative on the National Commission on Human Rights in Niger.Niger: Trade unionist teacher elected to National Commission on Human Rights
Union growth 1 May 2017
This May Day, why not try solidarity?
As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.This May Day, why not try solidarity?
Trade union rights are human rights 8 December 2016
Niger: united teachers demand that government fulfil its promises
For the first time ever, education trade unions in Niger have called for a national strike to demand the integration of contract teachers into the civil service, and the payment of wage arrears.Niger: united teachers demand that government fulfil its promises
Trade union rights are human rights 28 February 2013
Niger: Teachers union calls on government to negotiate in good faith
The Syndicat National des Agents de la Formation et de l’Education du Niger(SYNAFEN), one of EI’s national affiliates, has called on the Government to respect the country’s Constitution and urged that dialogue and not force be used to resolve conflict. It made its demands in a Statement published after it...Niger: Teachers union calls on government to negotiate in good faith
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 November 2012
Niger: Evaluating pupils and teachers to achieve quality education
Education is the bedrock of social development, a subject that has always been of concern to society. This concern is shared at both the family and community level and on a much wider scale, as can be seen from the holding of major conferences such as those in Jomtien and...Niger: Evaluating pupils and teachers to achieve quality education
Trade union rights are human rights 8 June 2010
Interview with Laouali Issoufou, EFAIDS Coordinator in Niger
Laouali Issoufou of SNEN, one of six unions in Niger coordinating the EFAIDS Programme talks about quality in education and breaking down HIV stigma.Interview with Laouali Issoufou, EFAIDS Coordinator in Niger
Standards and working conditions 4 May 2006
Niger: Reduction of teacher salary is unacceptable!
In support of Nigerien education personnel and their union SNEN, EI voiced its strong protests over the government's unilateral decision to reduce teacher salary in a letter dated 3 May. EI reminds the country's President that teaching is a profession and not a voluntary work.Niger: Reduction of teacher salary is unacceptable!
Standards and working conditions 16 March 2006
Niger: March for education
Up to 15,000 teachers, students and human rights activists yesterday marched through Niger's capital, Niamey, demanding more funding for the education system.Niger: March for education