Ei-iE

Human and Trade Union Rights

  1. Standards and working conditions 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).
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 September 2019

    “Education on the International Day of Democracy”, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    The United Nations established the International Day of Democracy on the 15th of September in 2007 to promote democracy. In 2019, it is clear that democracy and all the things that go with it like human rights and rule of law need to be defended as well as promoted. Education...

    “Education on the International Day of Democracy”, by David Edwards.
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 September 2019

    DRC: EI and its affiliates campaign for free public education

    While they welcomed the news that state sector primary education was to become completely free at the point of use when the government announced its decision to do away with school fees, teachers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have reiterated their concerns about teachers’ salaries and the need...

    DRC: EI and its affiliates campaign for free public education
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 9 September 2019

    Latin America Discusses Rights Violations in the Education Sector

    On Thursday 5 September in Bogotá, Colombia, member organisations of Education International Latin America (EILA) opened a regional meeting to share experiences and discuss rights violations in the education sector in Latin American countries. The meeting aims to establish a network for monitoring and reporting human and labour rights violations...

    Latin America Discusses Rights Violations in the Education Sector
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 6 September 2019

    Colombia: EI condemns threats made against educators’ unions FECODE and ASPU

    Education International (EI) members FECODE and ASPU have been targeted by paramilitary threats. Educators from around the world call on the Colombian government to do its duty: ensure the safety of educators and protect schools as territories of peace.

    Colombia: EI condemns threats made against educators’ unions FECODE and ASPU
  6. Union growth 4 September 2019

    Germany: stop public investment in arms, increase spending in quality education!

    Commemorating the start of World War II, German educators have reiterated their commitment to the initiative on disarmament and peace education recently adopted by Education International and its affiliates.

    Germany: stop public investment in arms, increase spending in quality education!
  7. Union growth 3 September 2019

    Mozambique: educators set up a trade union to open social dialogue and improve teachers’ conditions

    Crowning a global development cooperation initiative, the 4th Congress of the Organizaçao Nacional dos Professores modified the organisation’s constitution to become a trade union able to engage in social dialogue and improve teachers’ working and living conditions.

    Mozambique: educators set up a trade union to open social dialogue and improve teachers’ conditions
  8. Democracy 2 September 2019

    Educators for democracy and human rights: Education International joins Brussels protest in solidarity with the people of Hong Kong

    Today representatives of Education International and other trade unions staged a protest in front of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade office in Brussels to stand against recent police brutality and human rights abuses perpetrated against the people of Hong Kong.

    Educators for democracy and human rights: Education International joins Brussels protest in solidarity with the people of Hong Kong
  9. Union growth 30 August 2019

    Iraq: education union reaffirms commitment to quality public education for all in Kurdistan

    At its 30th Executive Council meeting, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union emphasised the need for the Iraqi region’s public authorities to ensure quality teacher training, a quality education environment and counter the rampant privatisation in the sector.

    Iraq: education union reaffirms commitment to quality public education for all in Kurdistan
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 August 2019

    EI calls on Employment and Labour Ministers in G20 countries to refocus on education

    Education International leadership attending the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting remind ministers that education has to be part of any meaningful long-term strategy to address our common challenges.

    EI calls on Employment and Labour Ministers in G20 countries to refocus on education
  11. 27 August 2019

    Off Track

    Educators Assess Progress Towards SDG 4.

    Off Track
  12. Union growth 20 August 2019

    500 days of injustice – We must right the wrong and #FreeLula

    Today, August 20th, marks 500 days of the wrongful imprisonment of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva. This is a day of action and mobilisation for justice. Educators from around the world stand with their Brazilian colleagues in the call for freedom for President Lula. Join us!

    500 days of injustice – We must right the wrong and #FreeLula
  13. 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