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Day: February 4, 2019

ACT labelled “important global initiative” by UK Parliamentary report

Governments around the world are increasingly recognising that ACT is the initiative most likely to deliver living wages to garment workers. The interim report of the UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee on the sustainability of UK’s fashion industry is the result…

Turkey ratifies Hong Kong Convention for safe recycling of ships

Turkey is one of the five major ship recycling countries in the world, including Bangladesh, China, India and Pakistan, that account for more than 90 per cent of all ship recycling by tonnage.  The International Maritime Organization’s Convention enters into…

The new World Bank classroom performance tool does not pass the test

Educators are voicing their concern over a new classroom observation tool from the World Bank which supposedly improves teaching practices. Teach, “a new, easily-available classroom observation tool”, as promoted by the World Bank, was met with skepticism by educators when launched in Washington earlier this week….

Nigerian unions welcome minimum wage progress

04.02.2019 A sustained campaign by unions and threat of strike action has succeeded in pushing the Nigerian National Assembly to approve a new national minimum wage of 30,000 Naira (US$83), when it appeared to be stalling. Nigerian unions, including seven…

key education unions embark in joint action to defend teachers’ conditions

Zimbabwe: key education unions embark in joint action to defend teachers’ conditions Topics in this post: For the first time ever, the two largest teacher unions in Zimbabwe have come together to defend the teaching profession and call for a…