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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2020

    The World Depends on Public Services and Public Services Require Political Will.

    Rosa Pavanelli, David Edwards

    As G20 world leaders meet, it is time for a fundamental overhaul of global investment policy to build for the future. That future depends on public services and the people who provide them. Crisis has brought recognition to “front-line” workers, public and private, who are both visible and essential. However,...

    The World Depends on Public Services and Public Services Require Political Will.
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 13 October 2020

    IMF must support public investment and stop public sector wage bill constraints

    Today, in a joint webinar with Action Aid and Public Services International, Education International called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to stop advising countries to cut or freeze public wage bills.

    IMF must support public investment and stop public sector wage bill constraints
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 October 2020

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Teachers and the Public Sector Wage Bill”, by David Archer.

    David Archer

    The IMF is 75 years old but still has a lot to learn. They need a well trained professional teacher to explain some basic truths. You can’t commit to ambitious development goals and then impose austerity. You can’t constrain public sector wage bills and then worry that countries have shortages...

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Teachers and the Public Sector Wage Bill”, by David Archer.
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 14 April 2020

    Emergency debt relief for all low-income countries now!

    The International Monetary Fund Executive Board announced yesterday that it has approved immediate debt relief to 25 of the world’s poorest countries to help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Emergency debt relief for all low-income countries now!
  5. 27 August 2019

    Off Track

    Educators Assess Progress Towards SDG 4.

    Off Track
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 July 2019

    “Education Unions and the Struggle for Democracy”, by Hugo Yasky.

    Hugo Rubén Yasky

    “As we approach the centenary of the birth of Paulo Freire, whose teachings continue to inspire and influence our actions, the Latin American Pedagogical Movement, EILA and its national member organisations embody the collective will to defend education as a social right and a powerful means for the emancipation of...

    “Education Unions and the Struggle for Democracy”, by Hugo Yasky.
  7. Union growth 10 July 2019

    #OffTrack #1: In Morocco, Teachers Protest Precarious Employment Contracts That Disregard SDG Commitments to Improve Teacher Employment Conditions

    Today, the United Nations High-Level Political Forum will focus on reviewing Sustainable Development Goal 8 on decent work and interrelations with other goals. We are far off track to achieve decent work for all educators. In fact, in some countries, governments are introducing policies that are worsening the employment and...

    #OffTrack #1: In Morocco, Teachers Protest Precarious Employment Contracts That Disregard SDG Commitments to Improve Teacher Employment Conditions
  8. Climate action and literacy 9 July 2019

    #OffTrack #0: Educators Assess Progress Towards SDG 4, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    In 2015, governments committed to achieve inclusive, equitable, quality education for all by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goal 4, SDG 4). Four years later, the world is severely off track to achieve the goal. This mini blog series illustrates some of the many obstacles to the achievement of SDG 4, from...

    #OffTrack #0: Educators Assess Progress Towards SDG 4, by David Edwards.
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 April 2019

    It’s time for the IFIs to do some spring cleaning

    As the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund enter into this year’s Spring Meetings, Education International has released a statement that calls for these international financial institutions to evaluate the efficacy of their work and to take new approaches, ensuring that that their policy and lending aligns fully with...

    It’s time for the IFIs to do some spring cleaning
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 April 2019

    Côte d’Ivoire government investment in private schools: a bad bet for the future of the young and the country

    A study commissioned by Education International and carried out by two prominent researchers shows that the Ivory Coast should redirect its investments in education towards the public sector and put end to privatization.

    Côte d’Ivoire government investment in private schools: a bad bet for the future of the young and the country
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 March 2019

    UK: The Chancellor’s speech does not adequately address the education funding crisis

    While commending the Chancellor of the Exchequer for announcing in his Spring Statement the funding of free sanitary products in secondary schools, UK education unions deeply regret that he did not address the national school funding crisis.

    UK: The Chancellor’s speech does not adequately address the education funding crisis
  12. Standards and working conditions 15 March 2019

    European education union leaders in solidarity with Dutch colleagues

    The Committee of the Education International’s European region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education, has called on the public authorities of Netherlands to ensure decent working conditions and salaries for Dutch educators.

    European education union leaders in solidarity with Dutch colleagues
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 March 2019

    Iraq: The region and education system of Kurdistan pass into oblivion

    The Kurdistan Teachers' Union (KTU) issued a distress call about the deplorable situation of teachers in the public education system, which continues to deteriorate in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

    Iraq: The region and education system of Kurdistan pass into oblivion
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 March 2019

    Germany: A collective agreement with an 8 % salary increase for public workers

    Fruitful negotiations between public authorities and public service trade unions, including education unions affiliated to Education International, have led to salary increase of 8 % for public workers.

    Germany: A collective agreement with an 8 % salary increase for public workers
  15. Standards and working conditions 1 March 2019

    Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’

    At their Federal conference, Australian Education Union’ leaders and activists welcomed the commitment made by the Labour party to greatly increase funding for public education, and reaffirmed their determination to ensure that the upcoming federal election focus on education issues.

    Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’