Report on National Union of Teachers (NUT) Visit to Nicaragua, 13-18 June 2016
From 13-18 June, Christine Blower, former NUT General Secretary and Samidha Garg, NUT International Officer, visited Nicaragua at the invitation of Nicaraguan Teachers’ Union ANDEN The purpose of the visit was threefold: to reestablish contact between the NUT and ANDEN, to visit schools both urban and rural to focus in particular on the teaching of English and to visit a computer project which the NUT has been supporting over the past year.
UNISON West Midlands Region/George Eliot Hospital Joint Delegation to Nicaragua, 15-23 February 2015
From 15-23 February 2015, a delegation from the West Midlands region of the public sector trade union UNISON and the George Eliot Hospital (GEH) NHS Trust visited Nicaragua for meetings with the health trade union FETSALUD. The main purpose of the visit was to establish a twinning agreement between George Eliot Hospital and the Nilda Patricia Velasquez de Zedilla Hospital in Ciudad-Sandino, Managua. The aim of the agreement is to promote co-operation and understanding of partnership working, share knowledge and provide an opportunity for a mutual exchange of advice and expertise in order to better overcome the challenges faced by both partners. The visit also served to provide an opportunity to strengthen relations between the West Midlands region of UNISON and their counterparts in Nicaragua.