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Day: May 15, 2020

Stand with ESP, protect education communities everywhere

Today, on the third ever World Education Support Personnel (ESP) Day, Education International celebrates our ESP members and call upon you to stand in solidarity with ESP all over the globe. World ESP day this year comes at a difficult…

Profiting from pandemic: State governments in India move to eliminate trade union rights and worker protections

In India, the attack on fundamental rights at the workplace is accelerating under cover of promoting economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 emergency. The state governments of Uttar Pradesh (India’s most populous state), Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra…

Indian states suspend labour laws and increase working hours

State governments, including Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, have increased working hours to 12 hours and 72 hours a week. In a cabinet meeting held on 6 May, the Uttar Pradesh government suspended 35 out of 38…