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Human and Trade Union Rights

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 February 2021

    Afghanistan: Education union demands end to teachers’ salary and homes crisis

    The Afghanistan Teacher Support Association (ATSA) has mobilised to get the national government authorities to fulfil their promise to increase teachers’ salaries and grant them land for their homes.

    Afghanistan: Education union demands end to teachers’ salary and homes crisis
  2. Standards and working conditions 14 January 2021

    France: Unions prepare to mobilise in face of uncertainty caused by COVID-19

    French education unions have called for a more robust and effective health policy as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. They are also seeking a recognition and improvement of educators’ working and living conditions.

    France: Unions prepare to mobilise in face of uncertainty caused by COVID-19
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 12 January 2021

    Hong Kong: International trade union solidarity

    Education International joins other global union federations and the International Trade Union Confederation in welcoming the release of Hong Kong’s top union leader from jail and condemning the continuous harassment of trade unionists, including in the education sector, by public forces.

    Hong Kong: International trade union solidarity
  4. Union growth 8 January 2021

    USA: Education unions condemn attack on democracy

    The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have reacted to the 6 January’s assault in Washington DC, where rioters encouraged by President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building during a joint session of Congress to certify the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    USA: Education unions condemn attack on democracy
  5. Union growth 7 January 2021

    Morocco: repeated government attacks on educators’ human and trade union rights

    Education International is alarmed about ongoing violations of trade union freedoms and the rights and acquis of teachers in Morocco as reported by the Syndicat national de l'enseignement–Confédération démocratique du Travail (SNE-CDT).

    Morocco: repeated government attacks on educators’ human and trade union rights
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 17 December 2020

    Nigeria: Education International calls for immediate release of students kidnapped by jihadist group

    On 13 December, at least 600 teenagers were kidnapped by Boko Haram at the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State, northwest Nigeria. Education International, the global union federation representing educators, has joined the international community in calling for the safe release of the 300 teenagers still in captivity.

    Nigeria: Education International calls for immediate release of students kidnapped by jihadist group
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 10 December 2020

    Statement | Situation in Belarus

    Education International and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) stand in solidarity with workers, students, teachers and academics and all citizens of Belarus.

    Statement | Situation in Belarus
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 9 December 2020

    Education International responds to terrorist attacks in Mozambique with support for member organisation ONP

    On 9 December, Education International’s Executive Board adopted a resolution on terrorism in Mozambique and the need for international support and relief for teachers and other victims. The Education International member organisation, the Organizaçao Nacional dos Professores (ONP), has reported the recent assassination of six teachers.

    Education International responds to terrorist attacks in Mozambique with support for member organisation ONP
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 9 December 2020

    Education International urges government intervention to stop union-busting in Kenya

    Today, 9 December, Education International’s Executive Board has adopted a resolution calling on the Government of Kenya to urge the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), the national employer authority in education, to desist from a campaign of discrimination against the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT). The Government must urge the...

    Education International urges government intervention to stop union-busting in Kenya
  10. Standards and working conditions 9 December 2020

    Portugal: Union calls for strike to force government to negotiate

    In Portugal, the Federaçao Nacional dos Professores (FENPROF) has urged educators to go on strike on 11 December. The national action is intended to put pressure on the government and members of Parliament, demanding respect for the profession, improvement of their working and living conditions, and a solution to the...

    Portugal: Union calls for strike to force government to negotiate
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 8 December 2020

    Korea: Educators mourn the death of Lee Dong-Jin, a great education union leader

    Education International and the global education union community is saddened by the passing on 6 December of Lee Dong-Jin (68), a great education unionist, former leader of the Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union (KTU) and former member of Education International’s Executive Board.

    Korea: Educators mourn the death of Lee Dong-Jin, a great education union leader
  12. Union growth 4 December 2020

    UK: Education unions react to Department for Education request to authorities to address accountability, workload, funding, qualifications, and inspections

    Teacher unions in the UK have reacted to announcements by the Department for Education (DfE), requesting public authorities to better address educators’ workload, accountability, pay and funding to ensure quality education for all.

    UK: Education unions react to Department for Education request to authorities to address accountability, workload, funding, qualifications, and inspections
  13. Union growth 3 December 2020

    Indonesia: Education union celebrate 75th anniversary and educators’ unwavering commitment in the face of tough challenges

    Indonesian teachers were praised for providing quality education during the COVID-19 crisis at the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Persatuan Guru Republik Indonesia (PGRI) and of the 2020 National Teacher’s Day.

    Indonesia: Education union celebrate 75th anniversary and educators’ unwavering commitment in the face of tough challenges
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 1 December 2020

    Philippines: Global Day of Action

    November 30 was a Global Day of Action on the Philippines. The global trade union movement showed its solidarity with trade unionists and other activists who struggle for human rights and democracy in a country where both are in danger since the election of President Rodrigo Duterte in 2016.

    Philippines: Global Day of Action