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Human Rights

  1. Union growth 5 June 2020

    USA: Educators join in public outcry and demand justice for George Floyd

    Addressing the Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota’s elected officials, and the media, the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Education Support Personnel demand justice after the death of George Floyd, a black citizen, while he was arrested by police officers. They are calling members and concerned citizens for solidarity by adding their...

    USA: Educators join in public outcry and demand justice for George Floyd
  2. Union growth 22 April 2020

    Iran: Leading teacher unionist arrested again

    Education International and UK’s NASUWT, the Teachers’ Union have condemned the re-arrest of Tehran education union leader Esmail Abdi.

    Iran: Leading teacher unionist arrested again
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 27 February 2020

    Philippines: Renewed attacks on teachers and their union

    Despite international solidarity, human and trade union rights abuses continue in the Philippines. The red-tagging and vilification campaign targeting members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers is escalating.

    Philippines: Renewed attacks on teachers and their union
  4. Union growth 25 February 2020

    Ukraine: unions step up action against labour reform

    Trade unions in Ukraine are opposing a reform of the labour law that puts such basic workers’ rights as freedom of association and collective bargaining at grave risk. The dangerous provisions apply to workers and their trade unions in both public and private sectors.

    Ukraine: unions step up action against labour reform
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 20 February 2020

    Colombia: National Strike in Defence of Peace

    The Colombian teachers' union FECODE has called for a national strike on 20 and 21 February in demand of “life, peace and democracy”.

    Colombia: National Strike in Defence of Peace
  6. Union growth 17 February 2020

    Chile: Growing Threats to Human and Trade Union Rights

    The human and trade union rights crisis in Chile is deepening, with education leaders targeted with impunity by state authorities.

    Chile: Growing Threats to Human and Trade Union Rights
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 27 January 2020

    Holocaust remembrance: Education unions come together for Auschwitz memorial ceremony and Holocaust education conference

    Education International member organisations from 17 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America and Africa are in Poland this week for the official ceremony marking 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The ceremony will be followed by a conference on Holocaust education organised by unions from...

    Holocaust remembrance: Education unions come together for Auschwitz memorial ceremony and Holocaust education conference
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 22 January 2020

    Spain: Far Right seeks to ban educational content

    Education unions have condemned the "parental PIN" that the Spanish ultra-right wing is promoting in a bid to undermine equality and diversity education in schools.

    Spain: Far Right seeks to ban educational content
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 9 December 2019

    “Philippines: On Persecuting Teachers and Weaponizing Education”, by Raymond D. Basilio.

    Raymond D. Basilio

    Teachers and education in the Philippines are under siege. The Duterte government’s worsening attacks on all forms of dissent, disguised as a ‘whole-of-nation approach’ purportedly to end local communist insurgency, is taking its toll on the sector that is universally mandated to espouse and uphold social justice, human rights and...

    “Philippines: On Persecuting Teachers and Weaponizing Education”, by Raymond D. Basilio.
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 22 November 2019

    Chile: educators demand an end to the violence

    During its 55th meeting in Brussels on November 19-21, the Executive Board of Education International (EI) adopted a resolution condemning the violence against peaceful protestors in Chile and demanding respect for students, teachers and civil society.

    Chile: educators demand an end to the violence
  11. Union growth 25 October 2019

    Philippines: International outrage at attempted extrajudicial killing of education union members

    Two members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers, the Education International affiliate in the Philippines, were targeted in an armed attack on their school. One suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is currently in hospital, with the union reporting she is being held prisoner by police forces.

    Philippines: International outrage at attempted extrajudicial killing of education union members
  12. Union growth 24 October 2019

    Syria: Education union reports terrible toll of Turkish military aggression in Northeastern Syria

    According to one of Education International’s affiliates in Iraq, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union, the Turkish attack in Northeastern Syria has already caused immense loss, with 18 teachers and 22 students killed, 810 schools damaged, 22 schools destroyed, and 86,000 students unable to attend classes. 5,000 refugees are reported to have...

    Syria: Education union reports terrible toll of Turkish military aggression in Northeastern Syria
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 11 October 2019

    Filipino teacher and trade union activist France Castro wins Febe Velasquez Trade Union Rights Award in the Netherlands

    Today France Castro of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers received the Febe Velasquez Trade Union Rights Award for her brave and outstanding work in defence of human and trade union rights in the Philippines. The prize is awarded by Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging – the federation of Dutch trade unions.

    Filipino teacher and trade union activist France Castro wins Febe Velasquez Trade Union Rights Award in the Netherlands
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 October 2019

    Iraq: education union promotes internal democracy and gender equity and fights climate change

    In preparation for next year’s conference of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU), an extended meeting of the KTU Executive Committee was convened, underlining the issues of democracy, gender equality and action against climate change.

    Iraq: education union promotes internal democracy and gender equity and fights climate change