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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 March 2020

    South Africa: Union campaigns to eradicate school violence as it marks 30th anniversary

    The South African Democratic Teachers' Union has kicked off celebrations for its 30th anniversary in the Northern Cape by launching its "I am a school fan" campaign in the province. The campaign aims to address the escalating violence in schools.

    South Africa: Union campaigns to eradicate school violence as it marks 30th anniversary
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 28 January 2020

    "A teacher like me” – meeting with German teachers, crossing emotional bridges, sharing positive professional experiences on Holocaust education, by Talia Kranz.

    Talia Kranz

    What is more timely for us, Israeli teachers, than talking with our German colleagues about the fight against racism and anti-Semitism? It's already been happening for the 29th time! For the past 50 years, a bi-national seminar has been held once every two years attended by Israeli and German educators...

    "A teacher like me” – meeting with German teachers, crossing emotional bridges, sharing positive professional experiences on Holocaust education, by Talia Kranz.
  3. Union renewal and development 3 July 2019

    “Bob Hawke and the origins of Education International”, by Robert Trevennel Harris.

    Robert Trevennel Harris

    Former Australian Prime Minister and trade union leader Bob Hawke died last month at the age of 89. Educational International paid tribute to his long service as Chair of the EI Committee of Experts on Membership. Looking back in time to the origins of EI, the Committee of Experts was...

    “Bob Hawke and the origins of Education International”, by Robert Trevennel Harris.
  4. Union renewal and development 11 December 2018

    Mexico: New Leadership for the SNTE Teachers’ Union

    Alfonso Cepeda Salas has taken over leadership of the Mexican teachers’ union, a member organisation of Education International.

    Mexico: New Leadership for the SNTE Teachers’ Union
  5. Union renewal and development 2 October 2018

    Mozambique: International support in new union creation

    In Mozambique, significant progress is being made in creating a new education union, with the help and support of Education International and its affiliates.

    Mozambique: International support in new union creation
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 June 2018

    Canada: EI honours two prominent union leaders from Quebec

    The Congress of the Centrale de syndicats du Québec highlighted the importance of education’ trade unions for workers, students and society as a whole, and acknowledged the work of two eminent union leaders, Louise Chabot and Daniel Lafrenière.

    Canada: EI honours two prominent union leaders from Quebec
  7. Leading the profession 13 March 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #18: “Behind the Scores; Myths on Korean education” by Hyunsu Hwang

    Hyunsu Hwang

    The “Forward” of the 2018 World Development Report (WDR) by the World Bank Group’s president, Jim Yong Kim, shocked me. It starts: “Education and learning raise aspirations, set values, and ultimately enrich lives. The country where I was born, the Republic of Korea, is a good example of how education...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #18: “Behind the Scores; Myths on Korean education” by Hyunsu Hwang
  8. Equity and inclusion 9 March 2018

    #8March: Female leadership, strong unionism: a higher education perspective

    Yamile Socolovsky

    In the past, women were rarely able to attend university. It was only in the 20th century that the growing number of women undertaking university courses began to significantly impact the demographics of graduates of higher education. However, much like in the workplace, the acceptance of women in higher education...

    #8March: Female leadership, strong unionism: a higher education perspective
  9. Equity and inclusion 7 March 2018

    #8March: Men in Support of Women’s Leadership in Education Unions, by Frank Jones

    Frank Jones

    The General Secretary of my union, the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), is a woman – Joan Donegan – and it has been a privilege to witness her leadership style. It is a style of encouragement and motivation, rather than the directing and instructing style traditionally adopted by many...

    #8March: Men in Support of Women’s Leadership in Education Unions, by Frank Jones
  10. Equity and inclusion 7 March 2018

    #8March: UK Union UCU addresses gender inequity head on

    Joanna de Groot

    Reducing gender disparity in pay and campaigning around issues of sexual harassment and violence against women in the workplace are two key areas focused on by the UK’s University and College Union (UCU).

    #8March: UK Union UCU addresses gender inequity head on
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 23 February 2018

    #ItsAboutFreedom: Educators worldwide support US unions under attack

    Educators are uniting worldwide in support of their colleagues in the USA, who face one of the most severe anti-union attacks in recent history, aiming at destroying public employee and teacher unions through a Supreme Court case.

    #ItsAboutFreedom: Educators worldwide support US unions under attack
  12. Union growth 14 February 2018

    The Council of Global Unions condemns attacks on labour rights

    The Council of Global Unions held its 12th meeting with a clear message in support of its members in the USA and against attacks on the American trade union movement.

    The Council of Global Unions condemns attacks on labour rights
  13. Union renewal and development 13 February 2018

    A leader in Swedish education is remembered for his lifetime’s work

    Family and friends traveled to Leksand, Sweden, to reflect on the life of Lars-Erik Klason, a champion of public education and trade unionism in both Sweden and around the world.

    A leader in Swedish education is remembered for his lifetime’s work
  14. Union renewal and development 24 November 2017

    Which funds for managing co-operation projects?

    Some unions manage international co-operation projects either by relying solely upon their own revenue or funds, or by supplementing any external aid they may receive with their own financial resources.

    Which funds for managing co-operation projects?