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COVID-19

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 26 November 2020

    Webinar | Teachers, Students, and Public Education in the Fight against COVID-19

    On 1 December, Open Society Foundations, Education International and the Global Student Forum are hosting a webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on education and the urgent need to reopen learning institutions confidently and safely.

    Webinar | Teachers, Students, and Public Education in the Fight against COVID-19
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 26 November 2020

    UK: Education unions seek increased support from Government amidst the pandemic

    With the COVID-19 crisis still raging, teacher unionists in the UK have deplored the falling school attendance rates and presented a plan to secure safe schools and ensure quality education during the pandemic.

    UK: Education unions seek increased support from Government amidst the pandemic
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 25 November 2020

    Survey Report | Teaching with Tech: The Role of Education Unions in Shaping the Future

    Today Education International released the report of its Future of Work in Education Global Survey on the use of technology in education. Produced by Dr Christina Colclough, the report was launched during a special session of the Education International Executive Board.

    Survey Report | Teaching with Tech: The Role of Education Unions in Shaping the Future
  4. Equity and inclusion 25 November 2020

    #16dayscampaign | “Union Responses to Increased Gender-based Violence during Covid-related Lockdowns in Kenya”, by Alice Tuei (KNUT).

    Alice Tuei

    In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the closure of learning institutions and other measures undertaken by the Kenyan Government to prevent transmission within communities and families, cases of gender-based violence (GBV) increased drastically within the communities.

    #16dayscampaign | “Union Responses to Increased Gender-based Violence during Covid-related Lockdowns in Kenya”, by Alice Tuei (KNUT).
  5. Union renewal and development 25 November 2020

    Niger: Trade union unity on skill development and improved working conditions for teachers

    With the help of the of Education International’s COVID-19 Solidarity Fund, the national unions that are members of Education International affiliate structure in Niger (IESNI) have collaborated in the organisation of an Inclusive Education Policy Forum, a skill development workshop for twenty-five female teachers, and the organisation of an awareness-raising...

    Niger: Trade union unity on skill development and improved working conditions for teachers
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 25 November 2020

    Taiwan: Union cites dangers of surveillance cameras in ECE facilities

    The National Teachers’ Association (NTA) of Taiwan is concerned about the installation of surveillance cameras in early childhood education schools. It argues for more effective action against important preoccupations.

    Taiwan: Union cites dangers of surveillance cameras in ECE facilities
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2020

    The World Depends on Public Services and Public Services Require Political Will.

    Rosa Pavanelli, David Edwards

    As G20 world leaders meet, it is time for a fundamental overhaul of global investment policy to build for the future. That future depends on public services and the people who provide them. Crisis has brought recognition to “front-line” workers, public and private, who are both visible and essential. However,...

    The World Depends on Public Services and Public Services Require Political Will.
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 November 2020

    “Copyright limits and learning: lessons from the covid-19 quarantine”, by Carys Craig.

    Carys J. Craig

    The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights meets this week against the backdrop of a global health crisis that has fundamentally changed the way we teach and learn. Now copyright law must catch up.

    “Copyright limits and learning: lessons from the covid-19 quarantine”, by Carys Craig.
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 10 November 2020

    Switzerland: teachers call for uniform and reinforced measures

    Teacher unionists have responded to the Federal Council's announcements concerning the introduction of compulsory masks in upper secondary schools throughout Switzerland and the transition for universities to distance learning from 2 November, with face-to-face classes still permitted at primary and upper secondary school level. They have been closely monitoring the...

    Switzerland: teachers call for uniform and reinforced measures
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 9 November 2020

    France: education workers demand better sanitary measures

    French teaching unions seek a commitment from the public authorities to improve the sanitary protocol to ensure the full and total protection of their health and that of their pupils.

    France: education workers demand better sanitary measures
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 6 November 2020

    Burundi: Trade union takes action to raise awareness of COVID-19 and to organise and improve the quality of education through international solidarity

    The Syndicat libre des travailleurs de l'enseignement du Burundi (STEB), thanks to financial support from Education International’s COVID-19 Solidarity Fund, was able to run an important awareness-raising campaign on taking protective measures against COVID-19 and on unionisation in schools, and to organise a conference to take stock of the situation...

    Burundi: Trade union takes action to raise awareness of COVID-19 and to organise and improve the quality of education through international solidarity
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 November 2020

    “Students of the COVID19 year”, by Gohar Hovhannisyan.

    Gohar Hovhannisyan

    It’s a common practice to distinguish the life cycles of students based on their enrolment by academic year or years. These year-numbers help us to navigate and plan. Due to the COVID-19, the year 2020, however, is not defined by its four different numbers but by something from the past...

    “Students of the COVID19 year”, by Gohar Hovhannisyan.
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 4 November 2020

    UK: Unions concerned as schools stay open during second lockdown

    The main teachers’ unions in the United Kingdom (UK) have a range of concerns after the announcement of a four-week national lockdown in England. With education settings to remain open, the unions have called for appropriate measures to be taken to ensure that schools are safe environments for students and...

    UK: Unions concerned as schools stay open during second lockdown
  14. Standards and working conditions 3 November 2020

    Palestine: Online training positions education union as a strategic social partner

    The General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT) has reached a landmark agreement on salaries with the national Ministry of Education which has officially adopted the union’s e-learning model.

    Palestine: Online training positions education union as a strategic social partner
  15. Union renewal and development 3 November 2020

    DRC: Collaboration of education trade unions in the production of a guide on COVID-19 in schools

    Education International affiliates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have embarked on a project to develop a guide on COVID-19 intended for teachers and to organise workshops on how to use it. The project has also raised awareness among teachers on the importance of unionisation.

    DRC: Collaboration of education trade unions in the production of a guide on COVID-19 in schools
  16. Leading the profession 2 November 2020

    Education International research and advocacy strategy grows in context of COVID-19

    Education International brough over 170 scholars, experts, unionists, and activists together to explore how research can underpin advocacy for quality education. The global group met at the 15th Research Network (ResNet) online meeting on 28-29 October.

    Education International research and advocacy strategy grows in context of COVID-19