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  1. Future of work in education 23 March 2021

    DRC: online union training full of promise

    The Fédération nationale des enseignants du Congo/Union Nationale des Travailleurs du Congo (FENECO/UNTC) has closed the end of its online Trade Union Academy on the fundamentals of trade unionism.

    DRC: online union training full of promise
  2. Union growth 5 March 2021

    Africa: Governments must act urgently to protect educators and build stronger education systems

    During its virtual meeting from 23-25 February, the Education International Africa Regional Committee (EIARC) urged regional governments to act swiftly to ensure decent living and working conditions for educators. Proactive measures were needed to guarantee quality education on the continent in the face of challenges including the pandemic, terrorism, and...

    Africa: Governments must act urgently to protect educators and build stronger education systems
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 3 December 2020

    Africa: Teacher unions continue to fight child labour despite Covid-pandemic

    As the Covid-19 crisis poses a threat to achievements made to get children into school and out of work, an online webinar has brought together unionists and experts to strengthen strategies and allow teachers to continue helping students.

    Africa: Teacher unions continue to fight child labour despite Covid-pandemic
  4. Standards and working conditions 28 September 2020

    Africa: The future of the teaching profession and education addressed by education unions and governments

    A series of virtual seminars on the future of the teaching profession is being held in 2020. The first in the series for this year took place on 15 September. There were 61 participants from eight countries. They came from education and teacher unions, ministries of education and international stakeholder...

    Africa: The future of the teaching profession and education addressed by education unions and governments
  5. Union renewal and development 17 July 2020

    Education unions pay tribute to the late Emanuel A. Fatoma

    Education union leaders and educators have paid tribute to the late Emanuel A Fatoma. Fatoma’s sudden passing on 6 July came as a shock to many of us and to his former colleagues and friends from Africa and around the world.

    Education unions pay tribute to the late Emanuel A. Fatoma
  6. Union renewal and development 8 July 2020

    OBITUARY: EMANUEL ACRISINE FATOMA

    Education International is deeply saddened by the loss of our great colleague, Emanuel Fatoma, who passed on Monday, the 6th of July 2020 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Emanuel Fatoma will be remembered as a great teacher and education advocate who incessantly pursued social justice for all, particularly for the teaching...

    OBITUARY: EMANUEL ACRISINE FATOMA
  7. Union renewal and development 7 July 2020

    Farewell to a great trade unionist and advocate of development cooperation

    It is with great sadness that the global education trade union community has learned of the passing on 6 July of Emanuel Fatoma, a former Education International senior coordinator for Africa.

    Farewell to a great trade unionist and advocate of development cooperation
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 4 May 2020

    EI African Regional Committee adopts statement of COVID-19 impact and re-opening of schools

    The Education International Africa Regional Committee, in a virtual meeting held on 20 April 2020, adopted a statement that focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education in the region and urged governments to consult teachers and education support personnel (ESP) through their representative organisations to ensure that...

    EI African Regional Committee adopts statement of COVID-19 impact and re-opening of schools
  9. Union renewal and development 4 April 2019

    Democracy, human rights and the future of work on Executive Board’s agenda

    The agenda of the 52nd Education International Executive board meeting covered a wide range of topics that are going to be key in four months at the organisation’s key political event, its Congress.

    Democracy, human rights and the future of work on Executive Board’s agenda
  10. Union renewal and development 19 February 2019

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  11. Union renewal and development 11 February 2019

    Africa: teachers call on politicians to reject privatisation

    Education International’s African leaders have released a statement today calling on their Heads of States to reject privatisation and to invest in quality public education for all.

    Africa: teachers call on politicians to reject privatisation
  12. Young members 5 November 2018

    Young African trade unionists unite to develop ways to strengthen unions

    The first Education International regional seminar for young and early stage education unionists has clearly shown the young African education unionists’ commitment to not only increase their involvement in their own unions but also support education policies that promote quality education for all in the region.

    Young African trade unionists unite to develop ways to strengthen unions
  13. Union renewal and development 24 September 2018

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  14. Standards and working conditions 5 September 2018

    Africa: Professional development key to boosting teaching profession

    The challenges facing teachers and the need for professional development, an improved status of teachers, and international teaching standards were highlighted by education stakeholders in South Africa recently.

    Africa: Professional development key to boosting teaching profession
  15. Union renewal and development 12 May 2018

    African educators bid farewell to one of their former leaders

    Thomas Ango Bediako (87), Education International’s Chief Regional Coordinator from 1993 until 2003, was laid to rest in his birthtown Kotwa, Bakwai District, Ghana, on 10 May. More than two thousand people took part in the ceremonies, which lasted a full day.

    African educators bid farewell to one of their former leaders
  16. Standards and working conditions 26 April 2018

    Nigeria: Address quality education at home first, not by sending teachers abroad

    Liberia’s request for Nigerian teachers under the Technical Assistance Corps agreement has been met with condemnation of the Nigerian authorities by education unions, arguing that Nigeria itself is struggling to deliver quality education.

    Nigeria: Address quality education at home first, not by sending teachers abroad