Tunisia: Teachers’ union leader from Kasserine visits UK

MENA Solidarity Network has organised for Mohamed Sghaier Saihi, spokesperson for the teachers’ union in the UGTT union federation in the Kasserine region of Tunisia, to visit the UK at the invitation of the Ealing and Oxford local associations of the National Union of Teachers. Read more on Kasserine’s struggle since the Tunisian revolution here.…

Egypt: Teachers fight for public education

By Mary Compton From Teachersolidarity.com This week I have been meeting leading members of the independent teachers unions in Egypt and learned about their struggle for properly funded public education. The visit, with other trade unionists, was organised by the Middle East and North Africa Solidarity campaign, which invited me to come along on behalf…

Event: Teachers and the Arab Spring – 12 November

Teachers and the Arab Spring Eyewitness reports from Tunisia, Egypt and Bahrain Monday 12 November, 7.30pm Committee Room 8, House of Commons, SW1A 2TT Speakers: Mohamed Sghaier Saihi: UGTT union federation, teachers’ spokesman in the Kasserine region Mary Compton: NUT activist and editor of Teachersolidarity website, recently returned from a delegation to Egypt Ali Alaswad:…

مصر: نقابة المعلمين في شرق لندن ترسل التضامن إلى معلمي مصر

قرر النشطاء من نقابة المعلمين في شرق لندن  خلال إجتماعهم  24 سبتمبر 2012 أن تبعث التحيات التضامنية إلى زملاءهم المضربين في مصر. وقالت شيلا مكجريجر “إننا عرفنا أن نضال المعلمين في مصر من أجل أجر عادل وضد خصخصة التعليم ونواجه قضايا متشابهة هنا في لندن. نريد أن نقول لزملاءنا في مصر إن نضالهم نضالنا