The General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT) and Education International have agreed to establish a special fund for providing humanitarian assistance to Gazan teachers and their families and students who have become victim of the war between Israel and Hamas. It is estimated that so far 20 teachers have lost their lives. Many more have been injured, have lost family members or saw their homes destroyed.
Universities in Australia are still far from granting equal opportunities to Indigenous students and staff, while indigenous programmes are under threat, according to Celeste Liddle, member and Indigenous Organiser at the Australian National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU). ‘Cuts to funding and the lack of inclusive spaces within universities are hampering the progress in equity for members of the Aboriginal community,’ she said.
EI’s European Region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), has issued a position paper expressing its concerns about social dialogue and gender issues in the recently issued European Commission’s Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020.
Education International is the voice of teachers and other education employees across the globe. A federation of 401 associations and unions in 171 countries and territories, it represents some 30 million educators and support professionals in education institutions from early childhood to university.