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  1. Equity and inclusion 15 October 2015

    Teacher unions focus on plight of refugee children’s education

    From Europe to the United States, teacher unions are urging their governments to both welcome more refugees and to ensure that schools open their doors to make quality education available to refugee children.

    Teacher unions focus on plight of refugee children’s education
  2. Equity and inclusion 3 September 2015

    Germany: teacher unions calling for support to integrate refugee children

    Amid the increasing number of refugees seeking peace and safety across Europe, teacher unions in Education International’s European Region are stressing the importance of integrating refugee children in schools as students return to the classroom.

    Germany: teacher unions calling for support to integrate refugee children
  3. Equity and inclusion 6 January 2015

    In the U.S., educators mobilise for unaccompanied minors’ health, educational, safety and legal needs to be met

    The number of unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S. Southern border, which was 5,200 in 2012, has swelled to more than 52,000 in 2014, according to the resolution  recently adopted by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), entitled «International Humanitarian Crisis At The U.S. Border».

    In the U.S., educators mobilise for unaccompanied minors’ health, educational, safety and legal needs to be met
  4. Equity and inclusion 18 December 2014

    EI: Migrant workers crucial for sustainable and sound societies

    On International Migrants Day, Education International is calling for fundamental changes in global migration policies, considering that migrant workers are essential to the functioning of today’s economies.

    EI: Migrant workers crucial for sustainable and sound societies
  5. Equity and inclusion 10 December 2014

    Global Unions consolidate strategy to promote migrant workers’ rights

    Global Unions will implement a joint strategy to defend and promote the rights of migrant workers around the globe, and this includes the rights of educators working across national borders.

    Global Unions consolidate strategy to promote migrant workers’ rights
  6. Equity and inclusion 27 November 2014

    Australian movement demands better government care of child refugees

    A group of prominent Australians are spearheading a movement calling on the Australian Government to do better when it comes to caring for children seeking refuge in the country.

    Australian movement demands better government care of child refugees
  7. Equity and inclusion 27 November 2014

    Australian movement demands better government care of child refugees

    A group of prominent Australians are spearheading a movement calling on the Australian Government to do better when it comes to caring for children seeking refuge in the country.

    Australian movement demands better government care of child refugees
  8. Equity and inclusion 12 November 2014

    Iraq: Quality education for displaced people in Kurdistan

    Maintaining the education process for displaced teachers, students, and learners was the theme of a workshop organised by teacher unionists, together with UNESCO.

    Iraq: Quality education for displaced people in Kurdistan
  9. Equity and inclusion 20 May 2014

    Exploitation of migrant workers under the spotlight at ITUC Congress

    A construction worker spoke of his experiences in Qatar working on facilities for the 2022 soccer World Cup, where he was treated more like a slave than an employee helping prepare for one of the world’s biggest, and most expensive sporting spectacles.

    Exploitation of migrant workers under the spotlight at ITUC Congress
  10. Equity and inclusion 16 May 2014

    Migration: EI and Global Unions call for “Decent Work for All”

    Governments attending the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) must enact and implement a rights-based governance of migration and fair labour policies to ensure decent work for all workers in sending and receiving countries.

    Migration: EI and Global Unions call for “Decent Work for All”
  11. Equity and inclusion 30 April 2014

    Education International launches web portal on teacher migration worldwide

    Moving abroad to teach can be a complicated and uncertain process, full of cultural adjustments, visa challenges, and for some seeking a better way of life, can involve the violation of their rights.

    Education International launches web portal on teacher migration worldwide
  12. Equity and inclusion 25 April 2014

    EI working for fair recruitment of education professionals

    Education International (EI), together with social partner agencies and academic institutions, was represented at a workshop on the Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI) organised by the Global Migration Group Task Force on Migration and Decent Work, held at the International labour organisation (ILO)-International Training Centre (ITC), in Turin, Italy, from 23-24...

    EI working for fair recruitment of education professionals
  13. Equity and inclusion 25 February 2014

    EU answers Switzerland: freezes research grants and Swiss involvement in Erasmus+

    The European Union has suspended negotiations with Switzerland on the participation in EU education exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+ and the Horizon 2020 research programme, because of the imminent introduction of quotas to community workers approved in a referendum last week.

    EU answers Switzerland: freezes research grants and Swiss involvement in Erasmus+
  14. Equity and inclusion 18 December 2013

    Respect migrant workers’ rights, say unionists worldwide

    The contribution of migrants to their host countries and countries of origin must be recognised. That’s according to Global Unions, the international trade union organisations, which include EI. Global Unions made the call to mark International Migrants’ Day on 18 December. In their statement, the Global Unions call for the...

    Respect migrant workers’ rights, say unionists worldwide
  15. Equity and inclusion 15 October 2013

    USA: Union leaders arrested while defending immigrant rights

    EI’s national affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), have condemned trade union leaders’ arrests during marches to demand a vote on comprehensive immigration reform in their country.

    USA: Union leaders arrested while defending immigrant rights
  16. Equity and inclusion 19 August 2013

    USA: Education unionists mobilise for immigration reform

    The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), one of EI’s national affiliates, has called on the US House of Representatives to adopt legislation initiating a comprehensive immigration reform.

    USA: Education unionists mobilise for immigration reform
  17. Equity and inclusion 19 July 2013

    UN: EI delegation calls for the protection of migrants’ rights

    The EI delegation attending the Informal Interactive Hearings on International Migration and Development at the United Nations (UN) called for the protection and promotion of migrant workers’ rights.

    UN: EI delegation calls for the protection of migrants’ rights
  18. Equity and inclusion 21 December 2012

    Filipino teachers win battle against exploitation

    Earlier this week, a U.S. federal court in Los Angeles ordered a recruitment agency to pay US$4.5 million in damages to 350 Filipino teachers. The teachers, recruited as part of a guest worker programme, had been forced into exploitive contracts after arriving in the United States.

    Filipino teachers win battle against exploitation