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  1. Trade union rights are human rights 11 February 2020

    Canada: Educators strike against cuts in education and for collective bargaining

    Rotating strikes by teachers and education workers are set to continue this week in Canada’s Ontario province. The strike started on 6 February, with negotiations between educators and the province’s government over funding and collective bargaining stalled.

    Canada: Educators strike against cuts in education and for collective bargaining
  2. Union growth 9 October 2019

    #youngteachers “Trade unions at your side!”, by Michal Horník (ČMOS-PS, Czech Republic).

    Michal Horník

    I have been working in the education sector for five years. It is not a long time but it is not a short time either. I have spent a lot of good time teaching students, cooperating with my colleagues and participating in trade union activities - the activities of The...

    #youngteachers “Trade unions at your side!”, by Michal Horník (ČMOS-PS, Czech Republic).
  3. Young members 6 October 2019

    #youngteachers “Making education a choice career for young Ghanaians”, by Samuel Rainer Donkor (TEWU, Ghana).

    Samuel Rainer Donkor

    After completing university with good grades, I had the chance to do the national service: a one-year mandatory service for Ghanaian students who graduate from accredited tertiary institutions which aims at tackling brain-drain and unemployment hence ensuring that various key sectors are adequately resourced. I did it at the Amansie...

    #youngteachers “Making education a choice career for young Ghanaians”, by Samuel Rainer Donkor (TEWU, Ghana).
  4. Young members 5 October 2019

    #youngteachers “I owe my union activism to my students”, by Anthony Dowling (TUI, Ireland).

    Anthony Dowling

    If you are passing through Glasnevin Cemetery on the outskirts of Dublin City Centre, you may come across the noticeable yet simple gravestone of James Larkin. Engraved on it is ‘James Larkin 1876-1947, The Labour Leader’. Larkin’s Gravestone may be simple but the legacy he left behind is much more...

    #youngteachers “I owe my union activism to my students”, by Anthony Dowling (TUI, Ireland).
  5. Standards and working conditions 15 March 2019

    European education union leaders in solidarity with Dutch colleagues

    The Committee of the Education International’s European region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education, has called on the public authorities of Netherlands to ensure decent working conditions and salaries for Dutch educators.

    European education union leaders in solidarity with Dutch colleagues
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 February 2019

    USA: Denver teachers fight against austerity

    For the first time in 25 years teachers are walking off the job in Denver, Colorado, demanding better working conditions and a fair compensation system.

    USA: Denver teachers fight against austerity
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 December 2018

    #UDHR70 - “Teachers must feel safe for educating free generations”, by Özgür Bozdogan

    Özgür Bozdogan

    After the failed coup attempt on 15th of July, 2016, in Turkey, a state of emergency was declared on the 20th of July. The state of emergency was used to attack all opposition groups. This power grab was used to obtain further power as the Government issued decrees which enabled...

    #UDHR70 - “Teachers must feel safe for educating free generations”, by Özgür Bozdogan
  8. Equity and inclusion 16 August 2018

    Challenges for newcomers to get recognition as a teacher in Germany: The case of Bremen, by René Böhme

    René Böhme

    Germany is a country of immigration. Immigration is reflected in the labour market. According to employment statistics of the Federal Statistical Office, the proportion of foreigners in employment subject to social insurance increased between the year 2000 and the year 2016 from 6.8 to 10 percent.

    Challenges for newcomers to get recognition as a teacher in Germany: The case of Bremen, by René Böhme
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 May 2018

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller

    Andreas Keller

    Isn’ it ironic? 50 years ago, in May 1968, students in Paris were going to the barricades and aspiring to a societal revolution – and initiated an overdue reform of higher education almost throughout Europe eventually. Today, in May 2018, ministers in charge of higher education from 48 countries belonging...

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 May 2018

    Celebrating education’s unsung heroes, by David Edwards

    David Edwards

    In quality education systems around the world, behind student success there are invisible armies of education support personnel (ESP). These under-recognised workers are too often forgotten or ignored, but are absolutely vital for student success and wellbeing.

    Celebrating education’s unsung heroes, by David Edwards
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 May 2018

    Quality Education for the most Marginalised: The roles of Education Support Personnel, by Mere Berryman

    Mere Berryman

    Many children and young people from across the world experience significant barriers to accessing the benefits that society offers through health, education and social services. This can impact negatively on their ability to function at school and in turn the wider community. For multiple reasons, these children and young people...

    Quality Education for the most Marginalised: The roles of Education Support Personnel, by Mere Berryman
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 May 2018

    Discovering more about Education Support Personnel, by Philippa Butler

    Philippa Butler

    Education Support Personnel (ESP) play a vital role in promoting quality education, fostering a safe and positive learning environment for all students, and ensuring that schools and education institutions function effectively. ESP cover a wide range of people working in the education sector, such as teaching and learning assistants, school...

    Discovering more about Education Support Personnel, by Philippa Butler
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 April 2018

    Education International assesses World Bank's Development Report on education

    Just ahead of the World Bank Spring Meetings, Education International is launching a publication that brings together multiple voices from around the world to provide a Reality Check on the World Bank’s 2018 World Development Report on education.

    Education International assesses World Bank's Development Report on education
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 February 2018

    Germany: Research highlights teachers’ excessive working hours

    A study commissioned by a teacher union shows that, in Germany, teachers work one hour and 40 minutes longer than other public employees per week, endangering their health.

    Germany: Research highlights teachers’ excessive working hours
  15. Union growth 12 October 2017

    Education International’s Asia-Pacific leaders gather to tackle regional challenges

    Asia-Pacific education union leaders reiterated their commitment to quality education for all, working towards countering for-profit education privatisation, increasing  teacher professionalism and demanding respect for educators’ human and trade union rights.

    Education International’s Asia-Pacific leaders gather to tackle regional challenges
  16. Standards and working conditions 31 March 2006

    Norway: 90,000 teachers strike over working-hour reforms

    An estimated 90,000 Norwegian schoolteachers took part in a spot strike on Thursday to protest proposed working-hour reforms.

    Norway: 90,000 teachers strike over working-hour reforms