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Articles from Ukraine

  1. Democracy 21 October 2022

    Solidarity with Ukraine: Education unionists from the United States and Poland meet with colleagues in Ukraine

    On October 11-12, 2022, a delegation of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and of the Polish education trade union ZNP visited Ukraine at the invitation of the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine (TUESWU). AFT President and Education International Executive Board Member Randi Weingarten headed the...

    Solidarity with Ukraine: Education unionists from the United States and Poland meet with colleagues in Ukraine
  2. Democracy 5 September 2022

    Polish educators in full solidarity with Ukrainian colleagues and children

    From hosting refugees in union buildings, to organising donations, volunteering at border crossings and reception centres and organising classes for children, education unions and their members in Poland have shown great solidarity with those fleeing the war raging in the neighbouring country of Ukraine.

    Polish educators in full solidarity with Ukrainian colleagues and children
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 30 August 2022

    Ukraine: Trade unions strongly oppose new law that undermines labour rights, collective bargaining, and democracy

    A new law deprives as many as 70% of Ukrainian workers of labour protections, including their collective bargaining rights. Trade unions in Ukraine, including Education International member organisation, the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine, are dismayed at this push to undermine the rights of workers in...

    Ukraine: Trade unions strongly oppose new law that undermines labour rights, collective bargaining, and democracy
  4. Democracy 25 August 2022

    Ukraine: Education International condemns Russian attacks against teachers and education in occupied territories

    In a horrific effort to rewrite history and indoctrinate, Russian forces are cracking down on teachers and education in occupied territories in Ukraine. According to Serhiy Shkarlet, Ukraine’s Minister of Education and Science, the Russian army is burning Ukrainian books and threatening, arresting, and torturing teachers in the Kherson region...

    Ukraine: Education International condemns Russian attacks against teachers and education in occupied territories
  5. Democracy 3 August 2022

    Romanian unionists unite and take action to support Ukrainian educators and students

    Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Fédération des Syndicats Libres de l'Enseignement (FSLE) of Romania has been undertaking many activities in solidarity with Ukrainian colleagues and children. Romanian educators are working as volunteers making sure schools are ready to receive Ukrainian students and organising rapid training for teachers to...

    Romanian unionists unite and take action to support Ukrainian educators and students
  6. Equity and inclusion 10 May 2022

    Ukraine: Education unions, national and local authorities, and international organisations mobilise to ensure access to education for all refugee students

    Education unions from Ukraine and other European countries, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, local authorities in neighbouring countries, and international organisations came together in Warsaw on May 3 and 4, to step up collaboration to ensure that education continues for all Ukrainian refugee students.

    Ukraine: Education unions, national and local authorities, and international organisations mobilise to ensure access to education for all refugee students
  7. Democracy 11 March 2022

    War in Europe: Unions must stand together to defend democracy

    Fred van Leeuwen

    "We know that they lie; They know that they lie; They know that we know that they lie; We know that they know that we know that they lie; And yet they persist lying." Aleksandr Isajevitsj Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

    War in Europe: Unions must stand together to defend democracy
  8. Equity and inclusion 11 March 2022

    Protecting the rights and dignity of all refugees

    Joint EI-ETUCE statement on Ukraine's refugee crisis

    The global turmoil of recent decades causing crises, conflicts, and wars and the consequences of climate change worldwide have led to millions of individuals fleeing their countries in search of safety and shelter.

    Protecting the rights and dignity of all refugees
  9. Democracy 24 February 2022

    Educators around the world stand with the people of Ukraine and condemn Russia’s act of war

    Joint EI-ETUCE statement on Ukraine

    Ignoring global pleas for peace and diplomacy, Russia has launched an unjustifiable full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Education International stands in solidarity with the teachers, students, and people of Ukraine and calls on the international community to stop the bloodshed and do their utmost to avoid a catastrophic humanitarian crisis in...

    Educators around the world stand with the people of Ukraine and condemn Russia’s act of war
  10. Democracy 22 February 2022

    Educators around the world stand with Ukraine and call for peace

    As the already fragile situation at the border between Ukraine and Russia further deteriorates, Education International calls for immediate de-escalation and a diplomatic solution to secure a lasting peace.

    Educators around the world stand with Ukraine and call for peace
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 2 July 2020

    Anti-worker legislation delayed in Ukraine following mass protests

    In a series of warning protests on 30 June, trade unions from all sectors, including education, mobilised against proposed changes in labour law violating freedom of association, the right to organise, and the right to collective bargaining. Trade union activists demonstrated in major cities to demand that the government shelve...

    Anti-worker legislation delayed in Ukraine following mass protests
  12. Union growth 25 February 2020

    Ukraine: unions step up action against labour reform

    Trade unions in Ukraine are opposing a reform of the labour law that puts such basic workers’ rights as freedom of association and collective bargaining at grave risk. The dangerous provisions apply to workers and their trade unions in both public and private sectors.

    Ukraine: unions step up action against labour reform
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 May 2018

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller

    Andreas Keller

    Isn’ it ironic? 50 years ago, in May 1968, students in Paris were going to the barricades and aspiring to a societal revolution – and initiated an overdue reform of higher education almost throughout Europe eventually. Today, in May 2018, ministers in charge of higher education from 48 countries belonging...

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller
  14. Equity and inclusion 15 March 2018

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP

    Silvia Costa

    Refugees and migrants education, especially minors, is a top priority, the best way to empower them and foster their integration, but also one of the principles on which the EU is funded. It is incredible, though, that education of migrants - especially forced migrants and refugees - seems to be...

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP
  15. Standards and working conditions 7 June 2017

    Ukraine: education unionists deepen commitment to a values-based education

    Interactive activities, lively discussions and stirring speeches set the tone for a professional development workshop that brought together teacher union activists from all over Ukraine to explore ways of relaying democratic values in their teaching practice.

    Ukraine: education unionists deepen commitment to a values-based education
  16. Climate action and literacy 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  17. 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