News from across the international teacher trade union movement can be found below.
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The campaign to get corporate to contribute to a new compensation fund for Rana Plaza victims has started.
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.
The NASUWT has signed a statement on the situation facing refugee children and young people in Syria.
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.
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.
The NASUWT is committed to international solidarity, equality and justice for all workers. The Union will continue to mark a number of key dates in the diary, and promote these dates to members, activists and schools/colleges.
NASUWT President Mick Lyons has met with education trade union leaders and activists in Australia, telling them they are the “backbone” of the country’s society.
Amnesty International is launching two films for International Human Rights Day (10 December 2013), to highlight the plight of women in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.
NASUWT continues to support Iraqi trade unions in their fight for democracy and trade union freedom.
After a period in which their education system was the envy of the region, Zimbabwean teachers continue to face oppression with many physically beaten
The crackdown by the security forces against protests in Turkey continues.
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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