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.
The work done by educators in day care centres (Kitas) in Germany must receive greater recognition. That’s according to Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), one of EI’s national affiliates, in a statement issued on 25 July.
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.