Empowering Women in Nicaragua

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 6 November 2017

EMPOWERING WOMEN IN NICARAGUA The World Economic Forum has published its Global Gender Gap report and has ranked Nicaragua Number 6, up four positions from 2016. And for the 6th year running Nicaragua is the country with more gender equality in the whole of the Latin America and Caribbean region. read more

NEU (NUT Section) Video on Teacher Exchange

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 23 October 2017

The teachers from the NEU (NUT Section) who visited Nicaragua in the summer have now produced a wonderful video on their experiences in the country. The video is extremely uplifting and an excellent example of practical international solidarity in action. The video is available on YouTube using the link read more

Nicaraguan local elections to be held on 5 November

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 19 October 2017

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has formally announced that municipal-level elections will occur across the country on 5 November. He said that the National Electoral Council is working with all municipal leaders to ensure that “citizens can vote with safety and peace of mind.” The Nicaraguan military is expected to read more

Places for London Marathon available now!

NSCAG News | on: Tuesday, 17 October 2017

If you would like to do something really special in your life why not run the London marathon for Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign? The marathon will take place on Sunday April 22nd 2018 and your entry fee would only be £50. NSC pays the other £300. You should aim to raise read more

International collaboration - what can we learn? Free event on 16 November!

NSCAG News | on: Sunday, 15 October 2017

On 16 November, the British Council, together with the National Education Union - NUT Section, will be hosting an event entitled 'MFL teaching - What can we learn from international collaboration'. The event follows on from the highly successful teacher exchange with Nicaraguan counterpart union ANDEN organised by the read more

Health workers die in tropical storm NATE

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 9 October 2017

Three health workers - a doctor, a nurse and a driver - have died as a result of an accident caused by the terrible conditions arising from tropical storm NATE. The workers, all members of trade union FETSALUD, were returning from attending to an emergency in the region of Juigalpa. read more

NICA Act passed by US House of Representatives

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 5 October 2017

‘Irrational, offensive, harmful to the human rights of Nicaraguans, and a violation of Nicaragua’s sovereignty’ was the Nicaraguan government’s reaction. On 3 October, the US House of Representatives unanimously approved the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017, known as the NICA Act, which will now move on to the Senate. read more

US pressure on Nicaragua escalates

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 28 September 2017

In the past day, the US has renewed and escalated the threat of sanctions against Nicaragua. According to information received by the US based Nicaragua Network, the NICA Act could be scheduled for a vote in the US House of Representatives at any time. The NICA Act would read more

T.U.U.T Charitable Trust funds trade union project on child labour

NSCAG News | on: Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The T.U.U.T. Charitable Trust has approved a grant of £5000 to fund a project submitted by the Self Employed Workers’ Union CTCP. The aim of the project is to address the problem of child labour in Nicaragua’s informal sector. The T.U.U.T. Charitable Trust was set up by the read more

Public sector trade union denounces NICA Act

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 1 September 2017

The National Executive of public sector union UNE has issued the following statement:- In light of the proposed NICA Act, which means that we are faced once again by the prospect of imperialist interference which aims once more to attack us, UNE’s members in the public sector have made the read more

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