Honorary Teachers Federation Of India presents Revolutionary Salute to JAMMU & KASHMIR TEACHERS for 28TH DAY OF INDEFINITE CHAIN HUNGER STRIKE AT PRESS CLUB JAMMU & PARTAB PARK SRINAGAR.
On 26//09/18 Consecutive 28th Day of indefinite Chain hunger strike observed under the guidance of Generalissimo LEKH RANJAN B. PATRO and Leadership of Senior leaders of TJAC
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The children are the future of every nation, and well taken care of in developed countries, in Pakistan we are facing child Labour a very serious issue which is hurting the economy of Pakistan Every parent’s wish is for their child to be provided free education because it is the right of every child to experience their childhood to their fullest without having it prematurely cut short. Many families in Pakistan are forced to send their children to do Labour for their survival and unable to send their children to School. Children constitute 50 percent of Pakistan’s population but remain the most neglected segment of our society. Hence, it is not surprising that Child Labour is increasing day by day and as Trade Union representatives it is our duty to raise our voice about Child Rights. The (PLF) was the first to unveil its manifesto. And made promises about free and compulsory education for all, health, water and sanitation. A separate section was devoted to child rights, and it will be honor for (PLF) to providing free schools and regulating seminaries. In the health sector, and ensuring full coverage of the EPI (Extended Programme of Immunization), and raise the allocation for Education to five percent of GDP, and take measures against Child abuse, Child Labour, demotic violence and child marriages. We are a country with one of the largest young populations and a high birth rate of 1.43%. The resources are fast depleting with this fast growing population and jobless youth. High population growth rate, the frustration amongst youth is phenomenal and directly related causing scarcity of water and food, and malnutrition, while extensive unemployment of the youth leads to ‘have nots’ syndrome, increased crime rate and ultimately terrorism. We have one of the highest population growth rates the population time bomb is staring in our face as our resources will not and already do not match the requirements of the growing population. Long term measures are to improve the literacy rate and an inclusion of females in direct workforce, as that would allow them more control of decision pertaining to their fertility. Our unemployment rate is 6%. In that case, where will the ’10 million’ jobs the Government has promised come from when there is no direct investment in the country and entrepreneurs are not keen to invest given the time consuming legal system, and inefficiency of doing business in Pakistan. Setting up a factory alone requires minimum 21 approvals from 21 various departments. Pakistan has a low ranking of 147 (out of 190 countries), which is a non-starter for any investor and if this carries on not even a million jobs can be created. CPEC too has failed to create many jobs as Chinese companies prefer to employ their own people….
PLF 50th Anniversary
The last of seven Southwest Washington teacher strikes ended Sept. 17 when teachers in Battle Ground began classes. Their strike settlement was reached one day after they voted by 89 percent to defy a judge’s order to return to work. The strike in Battle Ground lasted 13 school days, making it the longest of 15 teacher strikes that took place in Washington this year. Teachers at East Vancouver’s Evergreen School District ended their strike Sept. 10, and teachers at Longview ended theirs Sept. 11.
At the height of the strike wave, as many as 8,000 Washington teachers were walking picket lines — 5,000 of them in Southwest Washington. Teachers struck in districts where superintendents tried to hold on to funds the Legislature had granted for long-overdue teacher raises: Battle Ground, Longview, Vancouver, Washougal, Ridgefield, Hockinson, and Evergreen. In the end, all the struck Southwest Washington districts agreed to raises of over 10 percent.
Teacher unity was overwhelming in every district. The strike votes by members of the Washington Education Association, and later contract ratification votes, passed with over 90 percent support, even unanimously in some cases. And teachers found massive public support on picket lines and rallies like the one that filled Vancouver’s Esther Short park Sept. 7.
Solidarity message with Students, teachers who protest against budget cuts in Argentina
The World Federation of Teachers Unions FISE, member of WFTU, salutes the actions of pupils and students and workers in Argentina, who protest with the moto “public education is in danger”.
FISE supports the requests for
-dignified wages for the educating personnel
-dignified budget for the universities
It supports the actions taken for the struggle against
-the law-plan UNICABA, which is being promoted by the government of Marci,
-the IMF and
-the persecution of struggling teachers.
The struggles of workers and students in Argentina matter to the whole working class. It is a class struggle against the IMF, against the capital and the governments, who obey its commands.
We are by your side!
Best of luck to your struggle!
National Union of Teachers in Somalia NUTS are sending condolence to the family who lost their daughter yesterday in Mogadishu,Somalia.When a soldier tried to stop the school bus at a gun point and deliberately fired a school bus while other nine young student got injured. We are also sending the same painfull condolence to the school teachers and students of HOYGA HAMAR School. We can’t accept any more like this brutal killing and we wait from the government to take quick reaction about every day killing the teachers and their students.
The National Federation of Education (FNE) – Democracy trend calls for a national march of protest in Rabat on Sunday, October 7, 2018 10 am from the Ministry of Education in Parliament on the occasion of the International Teachers’ Day ( 5 October) and to protest against the deterioration of education in Morocco, and against the working conditions of education workers and because of austerity policies and adulterated dialogues