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Pages with topic "Human Rights"

18 Aug 2016 : Action taken over “for-profit” African schools

In the wake of recent controversy and wrongful arrest of an EI researcher, the Ugandan government has announced the closure of all Bridge International Academies (BIA) schools in the country.
/news/archive/2016/august/action-taken-over-for-profit-african-schools

29 Jul 2016 : Queensland unions supporting Toowoomba schools to promote cultural diversity

A new initiative, supported by our union and affiliates of the Queensland Council of Unions (QCU), is bringing together school students across the Toowoomba region in an effort to promote racial tolerance and harmony in their community.
/news/archive/2016/july/queensland-unions-supporting-toowoomba-schools-to-promote-cultur

17 Jun 2016 : For-profit provider’s “wanted” ad leads to arrest of EI researcher in Uganda

In a shocking case involving an overseas for-profit education provider, a Canadian researcher working for Education International (EI) was arrested in Uganda but later released following placement of a “wanted ad” by the provider as a result of his resear…
/news/archive/2016/june/for-profit-provider-s-wanted-ad-leads-to-arrest-of-ei-researcher

3 Jun 2016 : Teachers for Refugees during Refugee Week: 19-25 June

The Teachers for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum (TRAPSA) group is encouraging teachers to share a positive message ahead of Refugee Week on 19-25 June.
/news/archive/2016/june/refugee-week-19-25-june-teachers-for-refugees

1 Mar 2016 : Union and community campaign helps baby Asha stay

The united efforts of IEUA-QNT members in solidarity with other unions and the wider community has ensured a small victory for baby Asha – a 12-month-old girl who was receiving medical treatment in Australia for burns sustained in a Nauru detention centre…
/news/archive/2016/march/union-and-community-campaign-helps-baby-asha-stay

15 Feb 2016 : Rally in support of Baby Asha

Our union has joined the campaign in support of Baby Asha. Asha, just 12 months old, is being treated for accidental burns she received while learning to walk in a detention centre on Nauru last week. Asha and her parents are at risk of being returned to …
/news/archive/2016/february/rally-in-support-of-baby-asha

2 Dec 2015 : Children out of onshore detention by Christmas

The Senate has passed four key bill amendments to ensure the release all children from detention within 30 days. However, these crucial amendments must be passed by the House of Representatives in order to become legislation and before children gain their…
/news/archive/2015/december/children-out-of-onshore-detention-by-christmas

12 Oct 2015 : International Day of the Girl Child: an opportunity to reflect on Millennium Goals

Girls born at the turn of the new millennium have now achieved adolescence. But, what has the world achieved for them?
/news/archive/2015/october/international-day-of-the-girl-child-an-opportunity-to-reflect-on

9 Sep 2015 : Border Force Act: An attack on children; freedom of speech

On 1 July 2015, the Federal Government introduced the Border Force Act. This legislation represents an escalation of the Federal Government’s attempts to ensure that all conditions and treatments of asylum seekers in detention centres are kept from the pu…
/news/archive/2015/september-2011/border-force-act-an-attack-on-children-freedom-of-speech

17 Jul 2015 : Unionist arrested seeking to attend EI Congress

The leader of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association, Esmail Abdi was arrested and detained after attempting to obtain a visa to attend the 7th Education International World Congress in Ottawa, Canada.
/news/archive/2015/july/unionist-arrested-seeking-to-attend-ei-congress

27 Apr 2015 : Safe workplaces save lives

Tuesday, 28 April is International Workers’ Memorial Day, remembering those workers who have been injured or killed at work and renewing the call for safe workplaces.
/news/archive/2015/april/safe-workplaces-save-lives

28 Jul 2014 : Bring back our girls: petition calls for the safe release of Nigerian school girls

More than 100 days have passed since 219 Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok were kidnapped by Boko Haram. In the wake of global vigils that marked the 100th day, members are asked to show their support by signing a petition calling for the safe release of t…
/news/archive/2014/july/bring-back-our-girls-international-vigil-for-nigerian-school-gir

8 May 2014 : Free Mahdi, imprisoned for defending teachers' rights

In April 2011, Mahdi Abu Dheeb, a school teacher in Bahrain and then president of union the Bahrain Teachers' Association, was arrested for encouraging members of the union to strike. He remains in prison today. Help to free Mahdi by signing the petition …
/news/archive/2014/may/free-mahdi-imprisoned-for-defending-teachers-rights