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    Bahrain: U.S. unions push for respect of human and labour rights

    Education International

    The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), along with other influential organisations, has urged U.S. Labour Secretary Hilda Solis to release her Department’s finding concerning Bahrain’s compliance with provisions of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA). AFT, one of EI’s affiliates in the U.S., was joined in the initiat...

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    Botswana: legal victory for teachers

    Education International

    Two of EI’s national affiliates, the Botswana Secondary Teachers Union (BOSETU) and the Botswana Teachers’ Union (BTU), have warmly welcomed a High Court decision ruling in favour of trade unionists who had challenged the government’s decision to declare some services essential.

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    Russia: Government’s nation-building agenda undermines EFA

    Education International

    EI’s national affiliate, the Education and Science Employees’ Union of Russia (ESEUR), has called for a renegotiation of a newly proposed law that will close thousands of Russia’s educational institutions in 2013. President Putin has backed the law, along with several others that will aim to privatise Russia’s education system,...

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    UK: Government support needed to promote school sports

    Education International

    EI national affiliates in the UK reacted angrily to Prime Minister David Cameron’s suggestion that teachers were not “playing their part” in school sports. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) were reacting to Cameron’s call for “a big cultural change...

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