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  1. Trade union rights are human rights 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
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 February 2021

    Germany: A new primary school curriculum, not now!

    In North Rhine Westphalia, education unions have launched a joint petition urging the Ministry of Education of the Land (region) to postpone the implementation of a new curricula for primary schools.

    Germany: A new primary school curriculum, not now!
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 March 2020

    “Handling the COVID-19 crisis in education: What can TALIS 2018 tell us?”, by John Bangs.

    John Bangs

    The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2018 was released on the 23rd March. For the first time the OECD’s Education and Skills Director Andreas Schleicher presented the report remotely because of the Covid 19 crisis. The OECD had rightly taken the tough decision to release its report now before...

    “Handling the COVID-19 crisis in education: What can TALIS 2018 tell us?”, by John Bangs.
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 22 November 2019

    55th EI Executive Board meeting takes strong positions on education and democracy issues

    Education union leaders tackled a number of strategic issues of key importance for both the global education sector and education unions. In addition, the Board adopted a series of resolutions denouncing violence and attacks on democracy.

    55th EI Executive Board meeting takes strong positions on education and democracy issues
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 October 2019

    #youngteachers “Join the world of teaching! It’s worth it.”, by Anette Sandvaer (UEN, Norway).

    Anette Sandvær

    Get ready. This is going to be a feel-good story about why you should go out into the world and teach. Also, hopefully it will inspire you to become an active unionist. And if you have left teaching, I will try to convince you to come back to the magical...

    #youngteachers “Join the world of teaching! It’s worth it.”, by Anette Sandvaer (UEN, Norway).
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 July 2019

    “Our Mandate”, by David Edwards

    David Edwards

    Being elected General Secretary of EI is a great honour. It is a challenge to live up to the confidence that has been given by the representatives of education workers from all regions of the world. It is also comforting to join that small team of talented leaders elected on...

    “Our Mandate”, by David Edwards
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 March 2019

    Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’

    At their Federal conference, Australian Education Union’ leaders and activists welcomed the commitment made by the Labour party to greatly increase funding for public education, and reaffirmed their determination to ensure that the upcoming federal election focus on education issues.

    Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 March 2018

    Launch of Education Workforce Initiative

    Education International has welcomed the launch of the Education Workforce Initiative by the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.

    Launch of Education Workforce Initiative
  9. Union growth 7 March 2018

    Mexico: SNTE Congress elects leaders and confirms unity amidst challenging times

    The Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación, in an extraordinary Congress, modified its statutes, including adopting a provision that 50 per cent of its leadership positions must be held by women. They elected their leadership and strengthened their commitment to achieve improved teachers’ working and living conditions and quality...

    Mexico: SNTE Congress elects leaders and confirms unity amidst challenging times
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 February 2018

    USA: joint teacher union action aims to put education secretary on notice

    The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association have teamed up to deliver 80,000 report cards to Secretary DeVos’ doorstep on the anniversary of her appointment to call for her resignation.

    USA: joint teacher union action aims to put education secretary on notice
  11. Union renewal and development 2 January 2018

    25th anniversary sparks renewed activity from Education International

    Wishing everyone a prosperous new year, Education International will hit the ground running to start 2018, and, as ever, the global federation of education trade unions will work hard defending the interests of all workers in the education sector, and promoting access to quality public education for all.

    25th anniversary sparks renewed activity from Education International
  12. Standards and working conditions 20 April 2017

    Jamaica Teachers Association: More attention to professional standards

    From 18 to 20 April 2017, the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) brought together teachers from all over the island to discuss ways to improve their professional practices.

    Jamaica Teachers Association: More attention to professional standards