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Solidarity Fund

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 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
  2. Union renewal and development 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
  3. 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
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 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
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 21 October 2020

    Education International’s affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund

    From the very beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Education International called on global education union solidarity to help member organisations respond to the sanitary crisis and emerge stronger from it in terms of mobilising, organising and capacity-building.

    Education International’s affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund
  6. Union renewal and development 4 February 2020

    Malawi: International solidarity helps union to lead post-natural disaster relief activities for teachers

    With the financial assistance of Education International and its affiliates, the Teachers’ Union of Malawi spearheaded diverse relief and support activities for teachers affected by the devastating Cyclone Idai, which struck the country in March 2019.

    Malawi: International solidarity helps union to lead post-natural disaster relief activities for teachers
  7. Union renewal and development 25 March 2019

    Urgent Action Appeal – Victims of cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

    Education International has been contacted by several of its member organisations in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi expressing deep concern over the plight of their members in the areas affected by cyclone Idai. Many lives have been lost.

    Urgent Action Appeal – Victims of cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi
  8. Equity and inclusion 17 December 2018

    #EI25: “Trade unionism, the teaching profession, and democracy”, interview of EI General Secretary Emeritus Fred van Leeuwen

    Fred van Leeuwen

    2018 is the 25th anniversary of the creation of Education International. As this anniversary year draws to a close, we are publishing an interview of Fred van Leeuwen who served the organization as General Secretary of EI for its first quarter century. This discussion offers a reflection on the substantial...

    #EI25: “Trade unionism, the teaching profession, and democracy”, interview of EI General Secretary Emeritus Fred van Leeuwen
  9. Union renewal and development 11 September 2017

    Education International stands with victims of recent hurricanes and floods

    Education International has launched an urgent action appeal to help educators affected by extreme weather conditions which have plagued Bangladesh, the Caribbean, and the southern United States.

    Education International stands with victims of recent hurricanes and floods
  10. Union renewal and development 18 October 2016

    Haiti: global educator solidarity at work after devastating Hurricane Matthew

    Education International is meeting with its member organisations in Haiti to shape a plan to strengthen their capacity for action and offer long-term assistance for severely affected educators in the country’s hard hit south.

    Haiti: global educator solidarity at work after devastating Hurricane Matthew
  11. Union renewal and development 1 October 2015

    Ukraine: International solidarity helps union build new HQ

    The Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine has officially moved in to its new offices, built thanks to Education International’s Solidarity Fund, to which education unions worldwide contributed.

    Ukraine: International solidarity helps union build new HQ
  12. Union renewal and development 4 September 2015

    Dominican teachers and their families in need of urgent support

    Education International has launched an urgent action appeal, calling on its members to show solidarity with Dominican teachers and their families after the tropical storm Erika badly struck the Caribbean island of Dominica.

    Dominican teachers and their families in need of urgent support
  13. Union renewal and development 1 June 2015

    Nepal: Schools reopen following devastating earthquake

    Thousands of children affected by last month's earthquake in Nepal returned to schools five weeks after the disaster killed more than 8,600 people and destroyed schools across the country.

    Nepal: Schools reopen following devastating earthquake
  14. Union renewal and development 19 May 2015

    Nepali teachers need support now more than ever

    Last week Education International had the opportunity to experience first-hand the devastation inflicted on Nepal after two major earthquakes rocked the country to its core, leaving communities in ruin and lives forever changed.

    Nepali teachers need support now more than ever