Mexican teachers are sending out an urgent message to teaching unions, teachers and education academics to participate in a solidarity conference in Mexico city on November 23rd. The aim of the conference is ambitious and timely - the Mexican teachers want to discuss developing an International for a Campaign of Defense of Public Education and the labor rights of workers in education.

The invitation and details are pasted below. To read more about the Mexican teachers' struggle go .

 

 

INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE MEXICAN DEMOCRATIC TEACHERS.
November 23th, 2013, Monument to the Revolution.
Mexico City.

 

Invitation

In compliance with the resolutions of the SIXTH NATIONAL POPULAR TEACHERS MEETING, we invite to the International Meeting of Solidarity with the Mexican Democratic Teachers.

At the Meeting the discussion will be about the “educational” reforms to shed labor rights, override the intervention of unions, undermine free public education, close schools, lay off teachers, students excluded, not only in Mexico but thought the world. At the same time we all will look out to reach the discussion and agreements about the actions to develop in International for a Campaign of Defense of Public Education and the labor rights of workers in education.

The date of the event will be on November 23th, 2013, from 10 am to 6pm at the camp of Democratic Teachers (Revolution Monument).

Representatives of Confederación de Trabajadores de la Educación de la República Argentina, (CTERA), Briths Columbia Teachers Federation, Canada (BCTF), The Ontario Secundary Schools Teachers Federation, Canada (OSSTF), The Chicago TeachersUnion, Illinois, Estados Unidos, The Trinational Coalition in Defend Public Education, USA Section, LA, California, and others will participate.

Invited are the trades unions and social organizations, groups of teachers from all educational levels, to come up with papers about the social and labor impacts of neoliberal reforms in education and proposal for international actions to defend education and labor right for public and professional education workers, at all levels.



 

Axles for papers:

1.- Reforms to laws to strip labor rights to education workers.

2.- Attack to unions, condition to privatize education.

3.- Public and free education, hindrance to make of education a business.

4.- Strategies of resistance and actions to defend education and labor rights developed by unions and social organizations.

5.- Proposals of international action to combat neoliberal policies in education.
 

Papers must contain a summary of three pages that will be presented at the event. Full papers submitted in a set period of receipt will be published and delivered the day of the event. Entries must be submitted electronically no later than November 20th at 12 am, at the following addresses: ; ;

The deadline for the registration of international participants is November 16th, 2013 and should send the registration form attached to emails marked.


Organizing Committee: Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación y Coalición Trinacional en Defensa de la Educación Pública, Sección Mexicana. 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE MEXICAN DEMOCRATIC TEACHERS.

November 23th, 2013, Monument to the Revolution.
Mexico City.


 

REGISTRATION FORM.



 

Organization/Institution: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Position/Occupation:  


 

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Participant's Name:


 

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Address:

City, State, Zip Code

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Phone: __________________  Cell Phone: ___________________


 

Fax: ______________________    Email: __________________________


 

Do you need translation?  English - Spanish   ___  Yes ___No

                   Spanish - English   ___  Yes ___No




 

To participate in the Meeting, you must at least arrive to Mexico City on November 22nd. The Meeting will be the 23th and we all will have a joinder with teachers on Sunday 24th.



 

Additional Information:


 

Can you participate in regional conferences and/or forums in any Mexican democratic teachers sectional unions, between November 25th and 27th, dates after the Meeteng?

___ Yes ___No


 

The sectional unions are who convoke to these additional regional forums to the Meeting.

The sectional unions will cover transportation costs from Mexico City to the place of the regional forums, will also cover accommodation and food  for the days 25th, 26th and 27th.


 

In order to receive you in the International Airport of Mexico City, we need you to give us the next information:
Arriving Date
Check in time:

Airline used:
Flight number:

Departing Date:
Check out time:
Airline used:
Flight number:


Please send the form by email to:; ;