Ei-iE

Congress 7

  1. Union renewal and development 1 February 2016

    Always Learning

    Sam Sellar, Anna Hogan, Bob Lingard

    Always Learning

    Always Learning
  2. Union renewal and development 13 August 2015

    Progress, Power, Participation: Video Highlights of General Secretary Report

    “Our collective efforts show considerable progress on advocacy, capacity building, research, communications, and solidarity…as there is not yet a ‘standardised test’for international organisations, you will have to grade us based on common sense.”

    Progress, Power, Participation: Video Highlights of General Secretary Report
  3. Union renewal and development 26 July 2015

    Congress welcomes new EI Executive Board

    The torch was passed on the last day of Education International’s Seventh World Congress as the new Executive Board was officially welcomed and delegates paid tribute to outgoing members.

    Congress welcomes new EI Executive Board
  4. Union renewal and development 26 July 2015

    Congress ends on a high note

    Commercialisation and privatisation in and of education will be at the heart of Education International’s agenda for the next four years as the organisation concluded a successful Seventh World Congress in Ottawa, Canada.

    Congress ends on a high note
  5. Union renewal and development 26 July 2015

    Plight of teachers in Korea, Colombia, Nepal, and Iran raised in urgent resolutions

    Sungho Byun, President of the Korean Teachers and Education, brought an urgent resolution before Congress in response to the 60 thousand teachers from KTU who lost their union after the government decertified them earlier this year.

    Plight of teachers in Korea, Colombia, Nepal, and Iran raised in urgent resolutions
  6. Union renewal and development 26 July 2015

    Call for values and end to violence

    Several resolutions were passed at Education International’s 7th World Congress on the promotion of democracy, sustainable development, fair trade, basic social service and health and safety through solidarity and cooperation among member organisations, the international trade union movement and civil society.

    Call for values and end to violence
  7. Union renewal and development 26 July 2015

    Trade union concerns in Arab countries raised

    “The situation of trade unions rights in Arab countries remains of grave concern,” said Patrick Roach, of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers who addressed Congress on Resolution 2.10 Resolution: Issues in the Arab Countries.

    Trade union concerns in Arab countries raised
  8. Union renewal and development 26 July 2015

    ITUC solidarity with teachers

    In almost 60 percent of countries, workers – including teachers - are excluded from fundamental labour rights, said Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) when addressing EI’s 7th World Congress in Ottawa, Canada, on 26 July.

    ITUC solidarity with teachers
  9. Union renewal and development 26 July 2015

    It takes the entire education workforce to educate the whole child

    Education support personnel (ESP) were celebrated in an Education International (EI) video presented to EI’s 7th World Congress on 25 July. The animated video was entitled, ‘It takes the entire education workforce to educate the whole child’.

    It takes the entire education workforce to educate the whole child
  10. Union renewal and development 26 July 2015

    Teacher trade unionists focus on Francophonie and linguistic diversity

    Ahead of the 7th Education International Congress in Ottawa, Canada, 70 participants from 25 countries representing 50 French-speaking unions discussed on 19 July the role of languages in education and culture, and reflected on the future of education post-2015.

    Teacher trade unionists focus on Francophonie and linguistic diversity
  11. Union renewal and development 25 July 2015

    Status and conditions remain a challenge

    The status and employment conditions of education support personnel, young and early stage teachers, and researchers were addressed during Education International’s 7th World Congress.

    Status and conditions remain a challenge
  12. Union renewal and development 25 July 2015

    Recognition for quality teachers by keynote speakers

    The quality of any education system relies on the quality of the teachers. That’s according to Montserrat Gomendio, Deputy Director General for Education with the OECD, who addressed EI’s 7th World Congress on 24 July.

    Recognition for quality teachers by keynote speakers
  13. Union renewal and development 25 July 2015

    Unanimous support for Greece

    Delegates at Education International’s 7th World Congress in Ottawa, Canada, expressed unanimous support for Greece on 25 July when discussing austerity, debt, and the commodification of education.

    Unanimous support for Greece
  14. Union renewal and development 25 July 2015

    Support for Honduras from EI’s Congress

    The turbulence facing Latin America, including the coup d’état in Honduras were among the concerns from that region raised at Education International’s 7th World Congress on 24 July in Ottawa, Canada.

    Support for Honduras from EI’s Congress
  15. Union renewal and development 25 July 2015

    Violation of rights in Asia-Pacific region highlighted

    The denial of union rights and the unjust treatment of union members in the Asia-Pacific Region were highlighted at Education International’s 7th World Congress on 24 July in Ottawa, Canada.

    Violation of rights in Asia-Pacific region highlighted
  16. Union renewal and development 25 July 2015

    Ongoing challenges in Africa

    Issues from the African region were addressed at Education International’s 7th World Congress on 24 July in Ottawa, Canada.

    Ongoing challenges in Africa
  17. Union renewal and development 25 July 2015

    New Human Rights Policy Paper adopted

    Education International’s 7th World Congress has voiced its support on 24 July for the global organisation’s new Human and Trade Union Rights Policy Paper.

    New Human Rights Policy Paper adopted
  18. Union renewal and development 24 July 2015

    Education International to focus on refugees

    Education International (EI) must – and will – work to ensure that education is made available to displaced children, according to Education International’s 7th World Congress in Ottawa, Canada.

    Education International to focus on refugees