The World Federation of Teachers Union FISE member of the WFTU expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the 150 passengers killed in the yesterday’s tragic plane crash. Among the passengers were 16 students together with their teachers from a High School in Germany who were returning from a trip to Spain.
Independent trade unions and organizations have proceeded in massive mobilizations in several cities in Mexico, reacting to the anti constitutional reform about the energy policy, that paves the way to the privatizations of the oil production units of the country, which was deposed last year, after the President’s Enrique Pena Neto proposal.
The workers and the teachers that participated in the rallies in Oaxaca, Chiapas and Michoacan states and elsewhere expressed their fear that the implementation of this reactionary cadre is going to lead to spending cuts in the public sector, resulting in employees’ dismissals in the energy sector, as well as to the deterioration of the energy infrastructure of the country.
The teachers’ action in Mexico to support the mobilizations against the privatizations is a great example for all the trade unions and indicates the need and the importance to struggle, to create workers’ fronts from different sectors against the common problems. Against the delivery of the resources and the means of production to the hands and the control of the multinational companies.
March 25, 2015
March 11, 2015
The outcry of the Egyptian society causes the deadly beating of 12 year old student from his teacher in a humble working-class district of Cairo on 5/3. The unfortunate child died Sunday in a hospital of the Egyptian capital, causing concern about the continued use of violence in schools.
Information from the Egyptian newspaper “Al Ahram” said the 12 year old boy was transferred unconscious to hospital in the region, because of cerebral hemorrhage suffered after the brutal injury to the head from the “educator ” of the class.
Details of Egyptian “National Council for Childhood and Motherhood” note that the first ten months of 2014 attacks on children increased by 55% over the previous three years. Continue reading