To PAME (Front for the Struggle of All Workers) in Greece
The World Federation of Teachers Unions FISE, member of WFTU takes part in today’s massive action of teachers in primary and secondary education, that takes place in Athens.
We agree and support the requests for the hiring of 25,000 replacement-teachers, for stable working places with full rights for all teachers and educators. We agree and support the requests for exclusively public and free of any charges education, which has to fulfill the needs of all pupils, respect the rights of teachers and covers the need of the working class for modern education.
In Germany, the schools started with 40,000 teachers missing and with 1 million children below their relative poverty threshold, who cannot even buy a notebook for their classes. In India, millions of teachers are on strike, demanding a monthly paycheck, as they now work as concessionaires and get paid in the end of the project, if they get paid!!!
In Guinea, in Africa, 2 teachers were killed by the bullets of policemen during their last strike, which lasted one month, but resulted with a 40% raise of their wages.
In Sri Lanca there are schools without electricity or toilettes, where even elementary graduates work as teachers, if they can prove they can write and read. Of course there are also modern schools, where teachers have to distribute to their pupils pills, made by pharmaceutical companies, who by their cooperation with the government conduct their official research that way.
In London there have been strikes, as 1,000 pupils with special needs are being excluded from the educational system, due to a shortage in teachers. In Scotland, strikes have been announced in November, regarding the wages and the working conditions.
In Guinea, for the first time in the last 24 years, teachers strike. In Washington, Virginia, Arizona, Oclahoma, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, in all the continents teachers face measures against education and the workers, that are being taken by the governments, so that they can serve the capitalist economy and the needs of the monopolies and the international companies.
The same tactic of cut-downs in education, of spreading the poorly paid flexible working hours and of the “recycling” of unemployment has been the path of SYRIZA, following the steps of ND, Change Movement (former PASOK) and all the parties, that defend and apply the directions of the EU and the OECD. These parties keep in their agendas the development congresses for investments, which are being based on the work of teachers without any rights or permanent working places, of teachers wandering from school to school and from island to island, in order to secure even 4 teaching hours per week.
The answer to this spreaded attack, that teachers all over the world face, is the one you are giving here and now; it is the same answer that teachers in Nepal voiced yesterday and many more who get out on the streets, standing against these policies, which demand the exploitation of man by man. Against the tactics of the trade unions of ETUCE and the International Education, who organize seminars about the organization and application of such development policies with the said characteristics.
The only way for us, for the World Federation of Teachers Unions is the organization and the solidarity to the struggles of the world movement, so that we can defend the rights of teachers, the rights of the global working class, together with PAME, FISE and WFTU.
COSATU Supports the WFTU International Day of Action
The Congress of South African Trade Unions applauds the move by WFTU to declare 3rd October 2018 “the International Day of Action” fighting for workplace safety, free healthcare and social security, implementing action under the 2018 theme of “Social Services and Health”.
The 3rd of October marks the WFTU 73rd Anniversary and in celebration of this milestone, WFTU has convened an education seminar which introduced working class internationalism to participants ;which was held on 1-2 October 2018 ,and today marks its anniversary with a picket at the Department of Health Head Office in Pretoria.
South Africa is faced with serious challenges in the health sector, workplaces and social security. This picket couldn’t have come at the right time as South Africa faces serious corruption and neglect of social security issues. Continue reading
On the occasion of the International Teachers’ Day, October 5, 2018, the National Office of the National Federation of Democratic Education FNE Morocco organizes:
– Sunday, October 7, 10 am morning: National March of protest in Rabat, from the Ministry of Education to the Parliament, and this to protest against the situation of education in Morocco and the conditions of education workers in because of austerity policies and adulterated dialogues
– Thursday, October 4 at 18:30 at the headquarters of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights AMDH in Rabat Les Orangers district, Bv Hassan II Street Akensous Building 6 ground floor:
• Honor the political detained teachers of Hirak du Rif:
1 – Detained Professor Jaloul Mohammed
2 – Detained Professor Majaoui Mohammed
3 – Detained Professor El Hamdioui Yousef
4 – Detained Professor El Mahdali Mohammed
5 – Ex-Prisoner Ahamjik Karim
• Meeting on Teaching with Comrade Abderrazzak Drissi National Secretary General of the National Federation of Democratic Trends Teaching FNE and member of the International Secretariat of the International Federation of Teachers Unions FISE affiliated to the World Federation of Trade Unions FSM