The Chicago Teachers Union is under attack by critics for traveling to Honduras and allegedly focusing on global issues rather than the academic issues facing their district.
For two weeks at the end of June, about 20 teachers and students traveled to Honduras to meet with their teachers union counterparts from that country, to learn about the “Honduran resistance movement,” and meet with the deposed former president, Mel Zelaya, Continue reading
Por Wilson Santos, 12 de julho de 2013
O movimento sindical brasileiro realizou no último dia 11 de julho uma grande manifestação de insatisfação e reivindicação dos trabalhadores que tomaram as ruas de diversas cidades no Brasil. Apesar das divergências de linhas políticas defendidas pelas diversas centrais sindicais, sindicatos e organizações sindicais e populares, uma pequena unidade de ação demonstrou a força dos trabalhadores na luta contra a exploração patronal.
A grande apatia que tomava conta Continue reading
The death of more than 23 students, in a school in India , on Wednesday 17/7/2013, because of a poisonous substance in their meal proves the huge responsibilities of each government for the health and the protection of all children of the working class.
It also proves that for the children of the poor popular strata, the control of their health and food, as well as their school and sports facilities control are considered to be luxury products. It is also a common phenomenon for the governments that secure the profits of the multinational companies and of the monopoles, to leave frauds make profits at the expense of little children’s lives.
FISE calls the trade unions not to stop fighting for children’s rights to health, to suitable amount of food, to clear drinking water, to housing, to clothing, to sports, to culture.
They should continue their struggle, so that the goods produced by the working class, the farmers, the scientists, the industrial workers to belong to all of us. The wealth produced by us, must belongs to us, it is ours by right and that is what we should teach in our schools.
Multiform mobilizations are held across Greece in the previous days by the teachers, the workers in municipalities and the labor trade unions. On Tuesday July 16, 2013 a majestic pan-hellenic strike and demonstrations took place in 67 cities organized by PAME, which is a member of the WFTU. Continue reading
There have been violent protests in the Indian state of Bihar after 22 children died and dozens more fell sick after eating a tainted free school meal.
Four police vehicles were set on fire in Dharmasati Gandaman in Saran district during the protests by parents and hundreds of villagers.
A doctor at the local hospital said a chemical used in pesticides was likely to be the cause of the contamination.
The Mid-Day Meal Scheme provides free food, but often suffers poor hygiene. Continue reading
Nairobi — Fresh talks held on Tuesday between the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) hit a deadlock after KNUT officials stormed out.
KNUT Assistant Treasurer Richard Kibagendi said they walked out of the meeting after Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi failed to turn up as previously agreed.
“The meeting contravenes the court order that directs the labour ministry to meet with us to settle this stalemate. As such it is not the responsibility of Continue reading