Sunday, 18 September 2016

World Teachers Day/ Egyptian shipyard workers

World Teachers Day
Egyptian shipyard workers
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World Teachers Day

Academic and political freedom in Turkey was one of the priorities agreed by this year’s UCU Congress
 To celebrate this year’s World Teachers Day, UCU are supporting an event [with the NUT and Amnesty] on Turkey around the theme of “Teachers will not be silenced”.
The event will be held at NUT HQ in Mabledon Place, WC1H 9BD, on the evening ofWed 5 October.
The key note speaker will be from our sister union in Turkey, Egitim-Sen, but there will also be contributions from Education International, Amnesty, NUT and UCU (Rob Goodfellow, UCU President, has agreed to speak), followed by an informal reception with refreshments and cultural activities, organised by Day-Mer. 
Initial details are available on Eventbrite...

Solidarity with Alexandria Shipyard workers

Open letter to the global trade union movement
We are writing to ask for your support for a campaign in solidarity with 26 workers at the Alexandria Shipyard Company in Alexandria who are in detention centres awaiting sentence by a military judge on  18 September on charges of refusing to work and incitement to strike. Their trial lacks many rights that civil courts enjoy in Egypt.
more details...
sign the international petition...
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