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Patrick Pleul
Patrick Pleul

Standards and working conditions

Our work in this area

  1. 1 November 2006

    Teachers celebrate and advocate

    October 5, 2006 was a day of action and a day of celebration, as teachers around the world took to the streets to defend their rights and joined together to promote their profession and honour their colleagues.

    Teachers celebrate and advocate
  2. News 31 October 2006

    EI lends support to teachers' struggle in Honduras

    EI is glad that the struggles of teachers in Honduras since August are finally producing positive results. In the recent negotiations with the government, the teachers have managed to obtain the latter's agreement to implement most of the 17 points listed in the Statute on Teaching Personnel.

    EI lends support to teachers' struggle in Honduras
  3. News 30 October 2006

    Germany: Nationwide demonstration for more social justice

    On 21 October, 220,000 people participated in a nation-wide demonstration in Germany for more social justice. About 80,000 people gathered at the Brandenburg Gates in Berlin and 20,000 at the Römerberg in Frankfurt am Main to protest against the socially-divisive "Reform politics" of the federal government led by Chancellor Angela...

    Germany: Nationwide demonstration for more social justice
  4. News 16 October 2006

    Greek primary school teachers' strike enters its fifth week

    Members of EI affiliate the Didaskalikeh Omospondia Elladas (DOE) - the Greek Primary Teachers' Federation initiated a strike action on 18 September this year after several demonstrations in the capital Athens. Pre-primary and primary school teachers in the country are demanding an increase of their minimum wage from 950 to...

    Greek primary school teachers' strike enters its fifth week
  5. News 9 October 2006

    Recruitment protocol for teachers signed

    A new international protocol signed last week on recruitment of teachers will benefit both teachers and students across the Commonwealth countries, according to leading educators.

    Recruitment protocol for teachers signed
  6. News 5 October 2006

    World Teachers’ Day 2006: Education International calls for investment in quality teachers to achieve Education for All

    BRUSSELS — Governments around the world must improve salaries and working conditions in education if they are to avert a predicted shortage of 18 million teachers and achieve the Millennium Development Goal of Education for All by 2015.

    World Teachers’ Day 2006: Education International calls for investment in quality teachers to achieve Education for All
  7. News 4 October 2006

    Education International celebrates teachers, defends their rights and upholds standards

    Tomorrow, October 5, 2006 marks the 12th annual World Teachers’ Day, proclaimed to acknowledge the teaching profession and celebrate the key role played by teachers everywhere in nurturing the next generation and building democratic societies.

    Education International celebrates teachers, defends their rights and upholds standards
  8. News 22 September 2006

    Teacher trade unionists advocate for Bulgarian colleagues and schools

    With Bulgaria poised to enter the European Union and its public education system crumbling, now is an important time for teacher trade unionists to work closely with Bulgarian education officials to advocate for policy changes and funding improvements to benefit students and teachers alike.

    Teacher trade unionists advocate for Bulgarian colleagues and schools
  9. News 21 September 2006

    Edward J. McElroy Awarded Education Leadership Award

    EI Executive Board member and president of the American Federation of Teachers, Edward J McElroy has been honoured as the first recipient of the Yitzhak Rabin Education Leadership Award at a dinner in Washington, D.C.

    Edward J. McElroy Awarded Education Leadership Award
  10. News 30 August 2006

    Senegal: teachers halt protest actions despite continuing deadlock in negotiations

    The "Intersyndicale de l'enseignement du Sénégal" (Education Union Alliance of Senegal) has ceased its boycott of staff meetings and returned withheld examination papers as a sign of goodwill despite a continuing deadlock in their negotiations with the government.

    Senegal: teachers halt protest actions despite continuing deadlock in negotiations
  11. News 19 July 2006

    Senegal: teachers demand review of pay and working conditions

    "Teaching is a profession, not volunteer work. Decent pay keeps education personnel motivated and devoted to their profession." In a letter to Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade on 14 July, EI expressed its regret that the government is slow in reacting to the demands of teachers to review their pay and...

    Senegal: teachers demand review of pay and working conditions
  12. News 12 June 2006

    Kenya: State agrees to discuss teachers' pay

    The Kenyan Government has finally agreed to meet teachers for discussions over the implementation of salary increases after vigorous campaigning by EI affiliate the KNUT.

    Kenya: State agrees to discuss teachers' pay
  13. 7 June 2006

    Working Under Fire: being a teacher in Somalia

    The following is an article Education International (EI) received from Mr. Abdurahman Hassan Warsame, Vice-president of the Somalia National Union of Teachers (SNUT), which has applied for EI membership. EI does not currently have an affiliate in the war-torn country.

    Working Under Fire: being a teacher in Somalia