News from across the international teacher trade union movement can be found below.
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Following the news of the death of nelson Mandela, NASUWT has written to our sister unions – SADTU, NAPTOSA, NTEU and SAOU – to express deepest condolences.
Education International (EI) calls on all its members to request the authorities of South Korea not to cancel the registration of the Korean Teachers and Education Workers’ Union (KTU/Korea) and to amend its labour rights legislation in line with the ILO recommendations.
From dawn in the Pacific islands to sunset on the west coast of the Americas, workers from more than 100 countries are taking part in a global day of action to demand stronger government action for economic recovery, job creation, decent working conditions and full respect for workers’ rights.
TUC launches safety campaign to improve safety for garment workers in Bangladesh.
The NASUWT continues to campaign for justice, peace and human rights in Columbia. The Union's President John Rimmer has recently returned from the country.
Each year the NASUWT gives an award to an overseas trade unionist who has fought to defend the rights of teachers in their country.
The NASUWT joined a demonstration outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in London to show solidarity as the country went to the polls.
Malala Yousafzai has launched a petition to call for access to education for girls and boys to whom it is currently denied. Currently 57 million children do not have access to schooling.
The NASUWT is calling on the regime in Bahrain to respect human rights and to end the the abuse, torture, detention and intimidation of teacher trade unionists.
NASUWT continues to support Iraqi trade unions in their fight for democracy and trade union freedom.
Children from the Christian Chin minority in Burma are being enticed into military-run schools and forced to convert to Buddhism in what human rights activists allege is ‘pushing religious persecution to a new level’.
APFUTU (Pakistan) has declared its support for north-west members.
After a period in which their education system was the envy of the region, Zimbabwean teachers continue to face oppression with many physically beaten
For World Public Services Day on June 23, Education International (EI) has called on members of education unions around the globe to support the Global Alliance for Task Justice campaigns for tax justice.
The crackdown by the security forces against protests in Turkey continues.
Child labour remains the biggest obstacle to education worldwide
NASUWT continues to campaign for the release of two teachers jailed for their trade union activity.
NASUWT continues to support the struggle of teacher trade unionists suppressed by the Burmese military junta.
The two leading members of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA), Mahdi Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb (President) and Jalila al Salman (Vice President) have lost their final appeal hearing against prison sentences for trumped up charges of sedition, violence and acts of terrorism.
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