Monthly Archives: March 2014

Solidarity message to teachers’ unions of PAME

Solidarity message to teachers’ unions of PAME

FISE condemns the attack of the repression forces against teachers and civil servants in Athens, Greece.
The demonstrators were protesting against the measure of availability and the dismissals of the employees in education and in the public sector.
The government of Greece and the EU, using the availability and the dismissals of the employees, intend to abolish the permanent and stable work, to replace it with 5-months programs, as well as to offer the crucial sector of the economy to the big business interests.
FISE supports the struggle of workers for their right to permanent and stable work. The direct confrontation and the assurance of the right to permanent and stable work for all the employees, that are in availability and under the threat of the dismissal is a matter for all the class-oriented trade union movement to deal with.
We invite the unions of FISE to condemn the attacks and to support the teachers and the civil servants in Greece, sending an email to FISE or to PAME.

The Secretary

Solidarity messages to the teachers of Paraguay, who are to go on strike on March 26th.

Solidarity messages to the teachers of Paraguay, who are to go on strike on March 26th.

The Secretary of FISE (WORLD FEDERATION OF TEACHERS’ UNIONS) expresses its solidarity to the teachers of Paraguay, who are to go on strike on March 26th. In the country, where more than 1/3 of the population live below the poverty threshold, the government is about to start privatizations and partnerships of the public and the private sector, which may lead to the repossession of all the public services by private companies.

The teachers demand to put an end to the class-oriented policy of the privatizations; they demand 25% salary raise, as well as a reduction of the cost of living. In alliance with other social groups, that are beaten by the anti-popular policies, such as the university students, the poor farmers and the indigenous communities, the teachers steadily support the demands of poor farmers for agricultural reforms, as well as the students’ struggle against the high public transport fees.

Last year, the teachers, going on strikes, hunger strikes and barricades, were claiming for weeks decent salaries and pensions, which, during that period, were 385 and 185 dollars per month.

We support your struggles.
The Secretary of FISE

FISE present at the 1st First National Women Conference of CONEP, Nepal

3/6/2014 Nepal

The First National Women Conference of CONEP, Nepal, was held in Kathmandu , Nepal on March 6-8, 2014. WFTU was represented by cde Chrysoula Lampoudi, WFTU Women Secretariat Executive, Vice President of the FISE, teacher trade unionist and president of teacher’s union in Athens.

On behalf of the WFTU, cde Chrysoula Lampoudi delivered the following speech:

“On behalf of the WFTU, on behalf of the FISE, I salute each and every one of you here today, warmly and militantly. Saluting you, we also salute the women of Nepal, the working class of Nepal.

WP_20140306_005The 8th of March is marked with blood and the struggles of women worldwide, for the rights to life, to equality, to education and employment, for the right to give birth and raise children in a society free from the exploitation of man by man.

The problems faced by women are not the same in all countries and they certainly differ in quantity and difficulties, but everywhere around the whole capitalist world women experience this double exploitation due to their dual role and due to the fact that inequality women face is firstly and foremost a class oriented issue. Continue reading

SOLIDARITY MESSAGE

The Secretary of FISE (WORLD FEDERATION OF TEACHERS’ UNIONS) expresses its solidarity to the university teachers of UIC United Faculty, who decided to go on two-days strike, demanding better conditions and rights for the students of the university.

FISE defends the teachers’ and students’ rights. Continue reading