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Status of Teachers

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 October 2017

    UK: Flexible working needed to solve recruitment and retention crisis

    Better part-time and flexible working opportunities can help solve the teacher recruitment and retention crisis in the UK, say education unions in response to the latest National Foundation for Educational Research’s report.

    UK: Flexible working needed to solve recruitment and retention crisis
  2. Equity and inclusion 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
  3. Union growth 9 October 2017

    France: Educators unite in defence of public service

    The French affiliates of Education International are mobilising on 10 October to defend civil servants’ purchasing power and working conditions as they press for improvements in the quality of public services.

    France: Educators unite in defence of public service
  4. Standards and working conditions 6 October 2017

    Palestine: education union works to empower teachers

    On the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, Palestinian education unionists strongly highlighted the need for teachers in their country and worldwide, to be empowered to provide quality education for all students.

    Palestine: education union works to empower teachers
  5. Standards and working conditions 5 October 2017

    Celebrating World Teachers Day in Japan

    Yuuichiro Izumi

    Japan Teachers Union celebrated 70th anniversary this year. We have worked to improve the working conditions of educators as well as rights to education for children.

    Celebrating World Teachers Day in Japan
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 October 2017

    The educational bottom lines

    Steffen Handal

    "The Oslo School system is run like a big company where the students' achievements represent the bottom line. The goal is improvement year by year."

    The educational bottom lines
  7. Standards and working conditions 22 September 2017

    Understanding teacher identity in the 21st century

    How national policies and cultural factors influence the development of teachers’ professional identities is the subject of a new set of studies commissioned by Education International – an eye-opener for educators and policy makers alike.

    Understanding teacher identity in the 21st century
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 15 September 2017

    Swiss Education Day focuses on educators’ health

    On the occasion of the Swiss Education Day, teachers’ unions demanded that efforts be made by employers to improve their health protection, with the slogan “Healthy Schools - Good Schools.”

    Swiss Education Day focuses on educators’ health
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 September 2017

    Niger: unions challenge the government’s teacher evaluation

    While Niger’s education unions are not opposed to teacher evaluation, they are criticising the Minister’s failure to listen to their advice concerning the form the tests should take and the consequences facing teachers’ careers.

    Niger: unions challenge the government’s teacher evaluation
  10. Climate action and literacy 12 September 2017

    New OECD report takes aim at teacher salaries, class size and gender equality

    The release of the 2017 edition of the OECD’s ‘Education at a Glance’ contains data supporting Education International’s position that teacher salaries remain stagnant and that class size does have an impact on student outcomes.

    New OECD report takes aim at teacher salaries, class size and gender equality
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 5 September 2017

    Senegal: the latest workplace elections shuffle the deck of teacher trade unionism

    The first representative elections in Senegal's education sector, in which one out of ten trade unions was declared representative, have created a unique trade union landscape and fostered new alliances.

    Senegal: the latest workplace elections shuffle the deck of teacher trade unionism
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 28 August 2017

    UK: with a new school year comes an increasing need for teachers

    Reports of a teacher shortage in Scotland as schools prepare to reopen their doors have prompted one of the United Kingdom’s education unions to urge the government to find a solution to a growing problem.

    UK: with a new school year comes an increasing need for teachers
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 August 2017

    France: education unions hold government to task over commitment to living standards

    Through their trade union federations, French education unions are not letting public authorities forget their commitment ensuring that public servants a decent standard of living through the Protocol on Professional Pathways, Careers and Remuneration.

    France: education unions hold government to task over commitment to living standards
  14. Standards and working conditions 26 July 2017

    Lebanon: Government moves to increase teachers’ salaries

    After intense advocacy efforts by education unions and civil society organisations, the Lebanese parliament has passed a law providing a salary increase - for the first time in five years - for public services employees, including teachers.

    Lebanon: Government moves to increase teachers’ salaries
  15. Union growth 17 July 2017

    Saudi Arabia: Call to halt execution of peaceful protestors

    Education International strongly urges Saudi Arabian authorities to halt the execution of student Mujtaba’a al-Sweikat and other men facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia for protest-related offences.

    Saudi Arabia: Call to halt execution of peaceful protestors
  16. Standards and working conditions 14 July 2017

    UK: Report fails to address substitute teachers’ conditions

    Commenting on the release of the Taylor Review into Modern Working Practices, education unions in the United Kingdom have expressed great disappointment at its failure to address the ongoing exploitation of substitute teachers by many employment agencies.

    UK: Report fails to address substitute teachers’ conditions
  17. Standards and working conditions 12 July 2017

    France: Unions criticise plans for sick leave waiting period in public sector

    EI-affiliated trade union groups in France have strongly criticised the French government's intention to reinstate a waiting day for public service employees in case of sick leave, describing the measure as “ineffective” and “unfair”.

    France: Unions criticise plans for sick leave waiting period in public sector