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  1. Leading the profession 15 February 2024

    Morocco: Teachers’ unions continue to work in solidarity for students affected by the earthquake

    In its continued efforts to help the communities affected by the earthquake in Morocco, the Syndicat National de l’Enseignement, member of the Fédération Démocratique du Travail (SNE/FDT), organised an educational activity for displaced pupils in Marrakesh.

    Morocco: Teachers’ unions continue to work in solidarity for students affected by the earthquake
  2. Standards and working conditions 14 February 2024

    Securing dignity: Mexico's pension reform initiative supports teachers and public sector workers

    Education International’s affiliate in Mexico, Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) has voiced its support for a Mexican government proposal to reform the pension system for state workers. This reform proposal, put forward by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the Chamber of Deputies, signifies a pivotal move...

    Securing dignity: Mexico's pension reform initiative supports teachers and public sector workers
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 13 February 2024

    Gaza’s journalists face hunger as well as bombing

    Article by Tim Dawson

    As the war in Gaza continues, Global Union Federations are shining a light on the crisis workers face across all economic sectors. Through a series of essays and articles on our websites, we aim to expose the conflict's devastating impact on livelihoods, safety and well-being for working people while emphasizing...

    Gaza’s journalists face hunger as well as bombing
  4. News 13 February 2024

    National Education Association Board of Directors takes action to reaffirm call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas

    The Board of Directors of the National Education Association renewed NEA’s original call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas when it adopted a motion that underscored the need for the release of the hostages abducted by Hamas from Israel on October 7, immediate and full humanitarian aid to affected...

    National Education Association Board of Directors takes action to reaffirm call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas
  5. Solidarity in emergencies 8 February 2024

    Union solidarity: Palestinian teachers provide socio-emotional support to their students

    Education International together with its member organisation, the General Union of Palestinian Teachers, and the Ministry of Education of the Palestinian Authority organised training sessions for Palestinian teachers to equip them with the skills they need to provide vital emotional support to their students traumatised by ongoing war and mass...

    Union solidarity: Palestinian teachers provide socio-emotional support to their students
  6. Standards and working conditions 6 February 2024

    France: sustained union action against the collapse of public education

    Deep-rooted anger and a firm commitment to public education: this is what French teachers are demonstrating through their week of action and the launch of a joint union petition calling for the ‘knowledge shock’ measures - a series of government measures that are supposed to raise the level of students...

    France: sustained union action against the collapse of public education
  7. Union renewal and development 6 February 2024

    DC café: Solidarity beyond finances to strengthen cooperation among member organisations

    There is much more to development cooperation than financing projects, is one of the main conclusions of a recent online gathering of Education International’s Capacity Building and Solidarity (CBS) Unit with member organisations from Germany, the United States, and the Nordic countries.

    DC café: Solidarity beyond finances to strengthen cooperation among member organisations
  8. Democracy 5 February 2024

    President Lula receives Education International delegation to discuss public education

    A delegation made up of representatives from Education International (EI) and our affiliate in Brazil, the CNTE, was received on Monday 29 January by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The meeting took place on the second day of Brazil’s National Education Conference, held in Brasilia from 28 January to...

    President Lula receives Education International delegation to discuss public education
  9. News 1 February 2024

    American Federation of Teachers Executive Council adopts resolution unanimously calling for the end of the Israel Hamas war by negotiated bilateral cease-fire, promoting steps toward a two-state solution for Israeli and Palestinian self-determination

    The American Federation of Teachers Executive Council, the body representing the union’s 1.72 million educators, higher education professionals, healthcare workers, and public employees, unanimously adopted an omnibus statement addressing the war in the Middle East and its impact on the United States. The American Federation of Teachers is a member...

    American Federation of Teachers Executive Council adopts resolution unanimously calling for the end of the Israel Hamas war by negotiated bilateral cease-fire, promoting steps toward a two-state solution for Israeli and Palestinian self-determination
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 26 January 2024

    Educators ready to play an active role in transforming education in North America and the Caribbean

    “Our activities here together these next few days are varied, but our purpose is fundamental – to reflect and learn from each other and to plan ways to encourage our members to play an active role in transforming education across this vast and varied region.” This was the call by...

    Educators ready to play an active role in transforming education in North America and the Caribbean
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 January 2024

    International Day of Education: Unionists celebrate the right to education by campaigning for quality public education for all

    On January 24, the International Day of Education, education unionists from around the world came together to reaffirm their commitment to the universal right to education and to mark the first year of the Education International global campaign Go Public! Fund Education. The campaign is an urgent call for governments...

    International Day of Education: Unionists celebrate the right to education by campaigning for quality public education for all
  12. Standards and working conditions 22 January 2024

    Iraq: Union call for urgent solutions as teachers haven't been paid in months

    Painting a bleak picture of the situation of the education system and teachers in the Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) President Abdulwahed Mohammad Haje presented his union demands to solve the ongoing issues.

    Iraq: Union call for urgent solutions as teachers haven't been paid in months
  13. Standards and working conditions 16 January 2024

    Canada: agreement submitted to public sector workers in Quebec

    Following strong union mobilisation, nine days of strike action, and many weeks of intensive bargaining, the Front Commun that brings together Quebec’s public sector unions and the provincial government reached an agreement in principle for the renewal of public sector collective agreements at the end of December. The agreement is...

    Canada: agreement submitted to public sector workers in Quebec
  14. Democracy 15 January 2024

    Argentina: Education International stands with teachers and unionists fighting for democracy

    President Javier Milei’s Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) is an attack on democracy and labour rights in Argentina. Education International has been in close contact with its affiliates in Argentina, supporting the opposition to this attempt to undo the historical gains made by the Argentinean people.

    Argentina: Education International stands with teachers and unionists fighting for democracy
  15. Union renewal and development 12 January 2024

    Guyana and Canada: Teachers learning from and advocating for each other

    “I feel strongly that, anytime teachers can join and learn from each other, we become stronger as a union.” That is how Hylin MacLaren, a Canadian primary teacher, summarised her experience participating in workshops in Guyana in the framework of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Project Overseas .

    Guyana and Canada: Teachers learning from and advocating for each other
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 December 2023

    2023, a year of mobilisation and solidarity

    A message from Education International General Secretary David Edwards to education unionists around the world and a renewed commitment to solidarity, peace, and democracy in 2024.

    2023, a year of mobilisation and solidarity