News from across the international teacher trade union movement can be found below.
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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 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.
Criminal indictment related to arrests of 72 leaders and members of KESK, including the KESK President on 25 June 2012 was approved by the 13th Ankara Heavy Criminal Court on 12 February 2013.
The NASUWT attended the court hearing of 22 KESK and Egitim Sen, teacher’s union members who spent over 10 months in prison.
NASUWT condemns in the strongest possible terms the second killing in less than a week of a teacher in Pakistan.
Education International (EI) calls on its member organisations to condemn the killing of Shahnaz Nazli, a female teacher shot in Pakistan for wanting to teach girls.
12 April 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the declaration of a state of emergency in Swaziland, which included the banning of political parties. A state of emergency that has not been lifted.
NASUWT continues to campaign for the release of two teachers jailed for their trade union activity.
NASUWT praises international education organisation two decades after it formed.
NASUWT continues to campaign for the respect of human rights and democratic freedoms across the globe.
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.
NASUWT calls for pressure to be placed on Bahraini authorities from the British Prime Minister and British Embassy to Bahrain for the release of Mahdi Abu Dheeb
After a period in which their education system was the envy of the region, Zimbabwean teachers continue to face oppression with many physically beaten
Senior Vice President Mick Lyons has visited refugee camps along the Thai/Burma border as part of a trade union delegation.
After a stunning revolution in Tahrir Square, Egyptians are celebrating the prospect of a new era of hope and aspiration with education at the heart of the social justice agenda.
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 Deputy General Secretary Dr Patrick Roach has visitied Bahrain as part of an international delegation.
NASUWT President John Rimmer has told of his “life-changing experience” as he joined a delegation of senior trade unionists and MPs on trip to Columbia.
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