FISE Statement On The New Shipwreck With Refugees In Agathonisi
On Saturday, March 17 we witnessed a new tragedy in Agathonisi (a small Greek island near the borders with Turkey) where 16 refugees were drowned (among them 6 children and one infant), trying to cross the Aegean sea and reach the coasts of Greece.
This tragedy is not only a new list of drowned refugees, immigrants and their children. It is not one more picture in the media. We do not just feel sadness and anger. These developments create greater responsibility to continue the struggles against the imperialist atrocity.
The dead refugees and migrants “cry” that the tragedy of the uprooted victims will not end, imperialist wars and capitalist exploitation will not stop turning the Mediterranean into a water grave of the persecuted, unless we strengthen the organized struggle against the monopolies and their competitions, against NATO’s blood-stained plans, against the imperialist barbarism.
The EU-Greece-Turkey Agreements and the border guard mechanisms cannot and will not stop the wave of refugees and death, simply because they do not care about putting an end to the war, the abolition of the political persecutions and the elimination of the exploitation of the peoples.
We call on the trade unions, the Federations, the Regional Trade Union Centres, every worker and unemployed, to turn the rage into organized struggle against the causes that create the refugee phenomenon and immigration, against imperialist plans and wars.
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FISE CONDEMNS THE BRUTAL REPRESSION BY THE SYRIZA-ANEL GOVERNMENT AGAINST THE TEACHERS’ STRIKE.
FISE, the World Federation of Teachers’ Union, condemns the brutal assault against the teachers’ strike rally and expresses its solidarity with the struggling teachers.
The SYRIZA-ANEL Government, as the previous governments of ND- PASOK had done, fulfilling the requirements of the business interests and the UE, attacked once again a strike rally, as it had done again a couple of days before when assaulted the PAME’s protest against the auctioning off of the people’s homes
With the use of chemicals and the Riot Police, they attacked the strike rally of teachers outside the Ministry of Education, who were demanding from the government no to lay off any supply-contract teacher, to have mass appointments and permanent work for all.
One thing is for sure: the government show their real face, they show how good they are at doing the dirty work of the great financial interests and their profitability.
A response came from the protesting teachers who occupied the courtyard of the Ministry of Education and they will get a new, more massive, more dynamic response from all the workers.
They do not intimidate us. Massive struggle is the answer to authoritarianism and repression.
We call on all unions to condemn the intimidation of the SYRIZA-ANEL government and to express their solidarity with the struggling teachers.
Solidarity with the fighting teachers in Puerto Rico
The 18th Congress of FISE proclaims solidarity with the fighting teachers unions and organizations in Puerto Rico in denouncing the sweeping ‘education reform’ privatization plan announced by Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló on February 5.
Puerto Rico has been a colony of the U.S. since 1898, in gross violation of international law. This education reform plan is a colonially-imposed neoliberal imposition on the Puerto Rican people.
We stand with the Puerto Rican people’s struggle to defend their public schools and public education against this privatization scheme, which is being opportunistically introduced in the aftermath of the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
The Puerto Rican people continue to heroically resist these colonially-imposed neoliberal attacks. We stand in solidarity with the teachers and education workers in Puerto Rico in their struggle. Their fight is our fight.
- Children in Pakistan are not only denied their Basic Right to a life of Dignity, but are also denied their most Fundamental Right- the Right to Education
While addressing the National Seminar organized by Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General said that Children in Pakistan are not only denied their basic right to a life of Dignity, but are also denied their most Fundamental Right- the Right to Education. He said that The official figure of out of school Children paints a gloomy picture, calling out for emergency measures. According to data from the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training , as many as 44 percent of Children between the ages of five and 16 are out of school. Of these, the Majority are Girls as the family deems Girls’ Education a waste of money and a burden on the already precarious Financial condition. Continue reading
SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO THE TEACHERS IN VIRGINIA FROM THE 18TH CONGRESS OF FISE IN MEXICO
FISE FIRMLY SUPPORTS THE TEACHERS OF WEST VIRGINIA US
Τhe World Federation of Teachers’ Unions, FISE, affiliated to WFTU, the class oriented teachers organization, recognized AND FULLY SUPPORTS the heroic teachers of West Virginia in the US.
Your continuing struggle against anti- union, pro capital forces in West Virginia has taken on historic proportions. All the US is watching us. The whole world will be watching now.
We know that the governments, which supported and keep supporting the interests of the monopolies and the multinationals, forces especially among the coal operators who control the State legislature are vigorously opposed to your unions and the basic rights of all teachers and related personnel.
Decent wages, no charge for health services and a decent pension is a struggle that West Virginia families, almost all of whom have coal mining in their blood, hold strong to those traditions.
WE WISH SUCCESS IN YOUR STRUGGLE
INTERNATIONAL CLASS ORIENTED TRADE UNIONS ARE WITH YOU.
All POWER TO THE WORKERS AND THEIR TRADE UNIONS.
Report on CTSU and the problems of education in Sri Lanka
It is very much pleasure to us to be here in this beautiful city of Mexico. I specially thank to the comrades of CNTE Mexico for hosting this valuable conference and for their warmest welcome and hospitality. Now I would like to speak about the education sector in Sri Lanka.
There are 4 services in Sri Lanka education sector. They are as follows.
- Sri Lanka teacher service (SLTS)
- Sri Lanka principal service (SLPS)
- Sri Lanka teacher educator service (SLTES)
- Sri Lanka education Administrative Service (SLEAS)
Almost all these services face a great amount of problems
Specially the Teacher’s Service and the Principals Service have been facing salary anomaly problem since 1997. The teachers and Principles union have resorted to various trade union actions. Even though 21 years have gone still they haven’t solved this problem.
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CREATED BY THE CNTE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM
The national coordinator of education workers, CNTE, at his birth, 38 years ago, we decided to take our hands our source of work, i.e. the democratization of education; Since then along with our struggles for a democratic Union and a different nation, have gone through a series of analysis, debate, and consensus of the education that is needed for the country, through the project of nation from the social historical subject that is It is through several areas of discussion, analysis and construction, today the essential elements that are part of the pedagogical route socialized, this proposal covers cross-cutting themes in defense of public education. Continue reading