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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2021-01-11

    Taiwan: Education union highlights unequal conditions as it campaigns for quality education

    The Taiwanese government is widening the social gap and encouraging the privatisation of the early childhood education (ECE) sector. That’s according to the National Teachers’ Association (NTA) in its yearly summary.

    Read more Taiwan: Education union highlights unequal conditions as it campaigns for quality education
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-12-14

    Germany: Early childhood education staffing under enormous stress

    Education unions in Germany have asked public authorities to better recognise the role played by early childhood educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have asked for increased resources for staffing and funding in the KiTa – early childhood education (ECE) schools.

    Read more Germany: Early childhood education staffing under enormous stress
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-11-25

    Taiwan: Union cites dangers of surveillance cameras in ECE facilities

    The National Teachers’ Association (NTA) of Taiwan is concerned about the installation of surveillance cameras in early childhood education schools. It argues for more effective action against important preoccupations.

    Read more Taiwan: Union cites dangers of surveillance cameras in ECE facilities
  4. Union renewal and development 2020-10-10

    Obituary: Marcus Balslev

    Obituary: Marcus Balslev

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  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-09-22

    Canada: The Federation of Childcare Workers of Quebec calls an indefinite general strike

    The 10,000 home daycare workers affiliated to the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) began an indefinite general strike on 21 September. They have been holding rotating strikes in the regions of Quebec since 1 September and this increases the pressure.

    Read more Canada: The Federation of Childcare Workers of Quebec calls an indefinite general strike
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-05-15

    “Hong Kong and Its Education Under the Threat of Covid-19”, by IP Kin-yuen.

    This is not the first time that Hong Kong faces a coronavirus attack. The bitter experience of SARS in 2003 which cost 299 lives (including eight medical staff) was horrible and unforgettable. That was the reason why HK citizens responded so quickly to the outbreak of a similar coronavirus and...

    Read more “Hong Kong and Its Education Under the Threat of Covid-19”, by IP Kin-yuen.
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-06-12

    Palestine: development cooperation increases the capacities of early childhood educators’ union and improves their working conditions

    The General Union of Workers in Kindergarten and Private Schools is enhancing its capacity to organise and represent early childhood education sector workers thanks to development cooperation with other education unions.

    Read more Palestine: development cooperation increases the capacities of early childhood educators’ union and improves their working conditions
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-04-02

    "Education should not be a waiting room for life", by David Edwards.

    “It is often argued that the purpose of early childhood education is to prepare children for school, so that schools, in turn, can prepare children for adulthood and for the work force. This approach reduces childhood to a waiting room.” -- Steffen Handal, President, Education Union of Norway (UEN).

    Read more "Education should not be a waiting room for life", by David Edwards.
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-03-26

    Oslo: Nordic conference puts children at the centre of early childhood education

    An international conference entitled, “The Nordic Way –Early Childhood Education & Care”, was organised on 26-27 March, 2019 in Oslo. It was convened by Union of Education Norway (UEN), in partnership with the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

    Read more Oslo: Nordic conference puts children at the centre of early childhood education
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-03-25

    “Finland leads the way”, by David Edwards.

    Sometimes it appears that hope is draining from the world and that, for both young and old, pessimism is becoming the default position. The trouble with pessimism is that it is negative. It annuls the ability to act; to create something better which benefits future generations. I believe that education...

    Read more “Finland leads the way”, by David Edwards.
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-03-15

    “Early Childhood Education – the start of lifelong learning – but build upon play and well-being”, by Lasse Bjerg Jørgensen.

    At last Early Childhood Education (ECE) is on the agenda of an International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP). At this year’s Summit, ISTP 2019, the importance of ECE for lifelong learning and well-being is now, for the first time, one of the Summit’s three plenary themes.

    Read more “Early Childhood Education – the start of lifelong learning – but build upon play and well-being”, by Lasse Bjerg Jørgensen.
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-03-14

    “Success comes only to those countries that invest in education”, by Olli Luukkainen and David Edwards.

    Humanity is faced with many threats including climate change and threats to the environment. A vision is needed for these problems to be solved. Changing lifestyles and consumption habits can contribute to solving these problems but at the heart of helping humanity to survive is education, training and research.

    Read more “Success comes only to those countries that invest in education”, by Olli Luukkainen and David Edwards.
  13. Equity and inclusion 2019-03-01

    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.

    Read more Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-10-04

    Put quality early childhood education for all on the top of the agenda for governments

    Education International’s member organisations have firmly reminded governments that early childhood education is a fundamental human right and a public good, which must be made available to all young children.

    Read more Put quality early childhood education for all on the top of the agenda for governments
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-09-11

    Education at a Glance: Big data can help union advocacy

    The relationship between education and equity is the focus of this year’s ‘Education at a Glance’ (EAG) report.

    Read more Education at a Glance: Big data can help union advocacy
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-04-04

    Finland: Parents march to demand better salary for early childhood education teachers

    The Education Trade Union in Finland, Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö has welcomed the support given by parents and citizens to the status and living and working conditions of early childhood educators.

    Read more Finland: Parents march to demand better salary for early childhood education teachers
  17. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-03-20

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #19: Early Childhood in the WDR 2018: Acknowledged, but Still Rooted in Western-Centric and Economically-Focused Thinking by Helge Wasmuth and Elena Nitecki

    The World Development Report (WDR) recognizes the importance of the formative years, which is a positive step toward addressing many problems facing children and families. It was refreshing to read that issues like poverty, malnutrition, pre- and post-natal care, and parent education (pp. 9, 21, 112) are acknowledged as powerful...

    Read more #WDR2018 Reality Check #19: Early Childhood in the WDR 2018: Acknowledged, but Still Rooted in Western-Centric and Economically-Focused Thinking by Helge Wasmuth and Elena Nitecki
  18. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-02-27

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #16: Early Childhood Education, Poverty and Privatization: Why is ECE so important and underfunded in World Bank policy? By Carol Anne Spreen

    Learning does not begin when a child enters school. It is widely known that from birth to age five the brain develops more rapidly than at any other stage of life, and it is also most sensitive to influences from the external environment (such as cognitive stimulation, language development, care,...

    Read more #WDR2018 Reality Check #16: Early Childhood Education, Poverty and Privatization: Why is ECE so important and underfunded in World Bank policy? By Carol Anne Spreen
  19. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-01-19

    Education financing crisis sorely missed in World Bank’s Report

    Education International has made the voice of the world’s educators heard loud and clear at the Belgian launch of the World Bank’s World Development Report.

    Read more Education financing crisis sorely missed in World Bank’s Report
  20. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-01-17

    Costa Rica makes two years of pre-primary education compulsory

    Education International has welcomed the move by Costa Rica to make two years of pre-primary education mandatory before primary school in an effort to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal on education.

    Read more Costa Rica makes two years of pre-primary education compulsory
  21. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-11-29

    Kenya: African unions make early childhood education a top priority

    Leaders from five national education unions in Africa recommended that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guidelines on Early Childhood Education be elevated to the level of an ILO Recommendation, making it a legally binding document.

    Read more Kenya: African unions make early childhood education a top priority
  22. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-10-20

    Nobel Laureate leads historic march across India to keep children safe

    When Kailash Satyarthi commits there is no way of stopping him, which was evident as millions followed his call to end the sexual abuse and trafficking of children in what was the country’s biggest march.

    Read more Nobel Laureate leads historic march across India to keep children safe
  23. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-08-07

    Finland: education union welcomes new core curriculum in Early Childhood Education

    The education union Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö (OAJ) has expressed its satisfaction at the release of the Finnish National Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education and Care 2016, which the union significantly contributed to.

    Read more Finland: education union welcomes new core curriculum in Early Childhood Education
  24. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-05-03

    It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade

    Teacher unions have for a long time expressed concern about the growing scope of international tests. In this post, I will point out some of the reasons why Union of Education Norway is especially critical to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). I will also point to some alternative...

    Read more It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade
  25. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-02-20

    Tanzania: Innovative collaboration targets early childhood teachers

    In partnership with the Tanzania Teachers’ Union, Education International has launched the “Developing teachers, improving early learning in Tanzania” project, which aims to improve the professional knowledge, skills, and competence of early childhood teachers.

    Read more Tanzania: Innovative collaboration targets early childhood teachers
  26. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-02-16

    Tanzania: Competence profile a key step towards quality early childhood education

    Together with Education International’s Dennis Sinyolo, Prosper Lubuva, from the Tanzania Teachers’ Unions discusses challenges in early childhood education, and increasing early childhood educators’ professionalism through the development of a competence profile.

    Read more Tanzania: Competence profile a key step towards quality early childhood education
  27. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-02-07

    Australia: calls for guaranteed preschool funding are made as government prepares for cuts

    Educators have launched a campaign demanding sustainable funding for preschools, which they see as vital for a child’s development, giving them social and educational skills they need to achieve at school.

    Read more Australia: calls for guaranteed preschool funding are made as government prepares for cuts
  28. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-01-19

    Early childhood education a key priority for EI and SDGs

    Education International’s working group on early childhood education has reiterated the importance of ECE in helping young children reach their full potential and the sector’s contribution to the achievement of sustainable development goals.

    Read more Early childhood education a key priority for EI and SDGs
  29. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2016-08-18

    UK: Early years' education needs highest level of support

    In response to the UK government’s proposals outlined in the Early Years National Funding Formula consultation, the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers reiterated that significant investment in early years’ education is essential.

    Read more UK: Early years' education needs highest level of support
  30. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2016-06-29

    Investing in pre-primary education vital for children’s life chances

    According to a new scorecard on pre-primary education globally released by charity Theirworld, millions of children will not reach their full potential unless governments urgently increase their commitment to pre-primary education for every child.

    Read more Investing in pre-primary education vital for children’s life chances
  31. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2015-11-12

    Sri Lankan teachers work to make children’s education free of corporate influence

    Members of the All Ceylon Union of Teachers are preparing to combat the increasing privatisation and de-professionalisation in Sri Lanka’s Early Childhood Education sector, and look at ways of improving access and teachers’ working conditions.

    Read more Sri Lankan teachers work to make children’s education free of corporate influence
  32. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2015-09-03

    Argentina: making quality early childhood education for all a priority

    The Confederación de Trabajadores de la Educación de la República Argentina has criticised a bill adopted by the country’s Chamber of Deputies that it says undermines the social right to early education of all children.

    Read more Argentina: making quality early childhood education for all a priority
  33. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2015-04-15

    Germany: ECE teachers strike for equitable wages

    Around 250,000 early childhood educators in Germany have been called on by their trade unions to go on a nationwide strike today as negotiations with municipalities on a pay agreement continue.

    Read more Germany: ECE teachers strike for equitable wages
  34. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2014-11-24

    High quality early childhood education on the agenda in Vienna

    Around one hundred Early Childhood Education (ECE) specialists from Education International affiliates worldwide are meeting in Vienna, Austria, today and tomorrow to take stock of the current state of ECE around the world, and to discuss the way forward for EI in this field.

    Read more High quality early childhood education on the agenda in Vienna
  35. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2014-07-29

    Germany: Early childhood educators deserve better conditions of employment

    The work done by educators in day care centres (Kitas) in Germany must receive greater recognition. That’s according to Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), one of EI’s national affiliates, in a statement issued on 25 July.

    Read more Germany: Early childhood educators deserve better conditions of employment
  36. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2014-07-01

    New EURYDICE Report - Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe

    'Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe – 2014 Edition' highlights crucial access and quality issues concerning education and care of the youngest children in 32 European countries (37 education systems).

    Read more New EURYDICE Report - Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe
  37. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2014-05-22

    EI General Secretary sees Iceland as “perfect world” for parents

    Despite modern social advances that have helped transform parental roles and identity, men and women still find themselves juggling the realities and accepting the sacrifices of raising children and going to work.

    Read more EI General Secretary sees Iceland as “perfect world” for parents
  38. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2014-03-18

    Zambia: Quality ECE at heart of union’s work

    The Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT), affiliated to EI, organised a multipartite workshop in Lusaka from 27-30 January to develop the union’s policy and strategy for the provision of quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) services in Zambia.

    Read more Zambia: Quality ECE at heart of union’s work
  39. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2014-01-13

    Austerity stripping away Europe's human rights, watchdog says

    Commissioner for Human Rights releases a research paper on the impact of the economic crisis on the protection of human rights.

    Read more Austerity stripping away Europe's human rights, watchdog says
  40. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2014-01-13

    New ETUCE Project: Promoting the potentials of the European sectoral social dialogue in education by addressing new challenges and exploring experience and knowledge

    From this week to the end of 2014 ETUCE will be working on a new social dialogue project: “Promoting the potentials of the European sectoral social dialogue in education by addressing new challenges and exploring experience and knowledge”. The aim of the project is to expand the knowledge of the...

    Read more New ETUCE Project: Promoting the potentials of the European sectoral social dialogue in education by addressing new challenges and exploring experience and knowledge
  41. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2013-11-20

    EI progress in promoting quality early childhood education

    With the support of its global Task Force on early childhood education (ECE), EI has taken strides to promote quality ECE and better conditions of work for early childhood personnel.

    Read more EI progress in promoting quality early childhood education
  42. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2013-11-04

    Latin America: calling for free and universal early childhood education

    EI’s Latin American Regional Office has taken steps to consolidate trade union work in early childhood education. A meeting of member organisations was convened to analyse, plan and unify trade union action in this field in Santiago, Chile, on 28 and 29 October 2013.

    Read more Latin America: calling for free and universal early childhood education
  43. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2013-04-17

    Canada: CSQ holds rendezvous on early childhood education

    The provision of quality early childhood education (ECE) services has been highlighted as an important entitlement for all young children at a Centrale des Syndicats du Québec (CSQ) meeting.

    Read more Canada: CSQ holds rendezvous on early childhood education
  44. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2013-02-28

    USA: Education unions welcome Obama’s proposals on ECE

    EI’s national affiliates, The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), have welcomed President Obama’s proposal to dramatically increase access to early childhood education (ECE) for American students.

    Read more USA: Education unions welcome Obama’s proposals on ECE
  45. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2012-12-17

    Asia Pacific: Governments to invest in ECE

    A new task force spearheading the development of early childhood education (ECE) in the EI Asia Pacific region has called on national governments to invest in ECE. The task force, which met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 15-16 December, stressed the need for governments to invest in ECE teachers and...

    Read more Asia Pacific: Governments to invest in ECE
  46. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2012-10-24

    Finland: High quality educators for ECE

    The Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö (OAJ), one of EI’s national affiliates, has celebrated the 120th anniversary of preschool teacher education in Finland. OAJ president Olli Luukkainen reasserted the need for well-trained teachers at all education levels, including Early Childhood Education (ECE).

    Read more Finland: High quality educators for ECE
  47. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2012-04-20

    Millions of educators to support quality early childhood education

    This week, millions of teachers, students and education advocates around the world join forces in calling on public authorities and development partners to ensure that all young children have access to quality early childhood education (ECE). This call is made during and after the Global Action Week (GAW) for Education,...

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  48. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2012-02-22

    Seminar tackles impact of economic crisis on Early Childhood Education

    Over 50 participants from 25 European countries attended a seminar on Early Childhood Education (ECE) organised by EI's European region, the ETUCE. Held from 20-21 February in Budapest, Hungary, the event tackled a wide range of issues linked to ECE, particularly the impact of the economic crisis on the sector.

    Read more Seminar tackles impact of economic crisis on Early Childhood Education
  49. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2012-01-23

    ECE: AFT study shows need for smoother transitions from pre-kindergarten to the elementary level

    The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), one of EI’s affiliates in the USA, has published a study related to Early Childhood Education (ECE). This report concludes that a smoother transition from pre-kindergarten (pre-K) to the elementary (primary) level is indispensable to the long-term success of students. This is particularly true...

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  50. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2011-12-09

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  51. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2011-11-04

    EI to implement a strategy for the development of ECE

    EI is set to implement its new strategy for the development of Early Childhood Education (ECE). The Strategy Paper, adopted by the EI Executive Board early this year and endorsed by the 6th World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, spells out concrete actions to promote holistic and quality services...

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  52. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2011-10-17

    France: Unions oppose government plan to test pupils from pre-school

    EI's French affiliates, SE-UNSA and SNUIPP, have condemned a government plan to ask teachers to test children as young as five on their behaviour and learning abilities.

    Read more France: Unions oppose government plan to test pupils from pre-school
  53. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2011-03-25

    EI finds inadequate attention for Early Childhood Education

    Findings from a new study conducted by EI’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) Task Force reveal that, while ECE continues to receive more attention across the globe, progress has been uneven and much more remains to be done.

    Read more EI finds inadequate attention for Early Childhood Education
  54. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2010-07-16

    EI releases global study on Early Childhood Education

    The EI Early Childhood Education (ECE) Task Force has released a global study investigating ECE policies, systems, programmes and activities across the world.

    Read more EI releases global study on Early Childhood Education
  55. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2010-05-12

    Report on African seminar on Early Childhood Education now available

    A report on an Early Childhood Education seminar, organized by EI in Accra last year, is now available in electronic and print form. The report is available in English and French.

    Read more Report on African seminar on Early Childhood Education now available
  56. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2009-10-09

    African teachers call upon their governments to invest in early childhood education

    Representatives of EI member organisations meeting in Accra last week called upon their governments to invest in early childhood education. This call was made at a seminar organised by Education International in Accra, Ghana, from 29 -30 September.

    Read more African teachers call upon their governments to invest in early childhood education
  57. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2009-09-25

    EI to hold Early Childhood Education seminar in Accra

    EI member organisations from several African countries will converge in Accra, Ghana, for an Early Childhood Education seminar. The seminar, whose theme is, “Quality Early Childhood Education: Every Child’s Right”, will be held from 29 – 30 September and hosted by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT).

    Read more EI to hold Early Childhood Education seminar in Accra
  58. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2009-03-30

    EI Task Force to take the lead in promoting Early Childhood Education

    At its recent meeting the EI Executive Board adopted a report on the first EI Task Force on Early Childhood Education (ECE) meeting held in Malta. The report was presented by the chairperson of the Task Force, Haldis Holst of UEN/Norway.

    Read more EI Task Force to take the lead in promoting Early Childhood Education
  59. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2008-11-06

    European teachers emphasize the importance of quality Early Childhood Education

    Early Childhood Education (ECE) gives an “opportunity to help children discover the world, to develop and to be valued as capable human beings, to be confident and motivated learners and participants in society.”

    Read more European teachers emphasize the importance of quality Early Childhood Education
  60. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2008-09-15

    EI organises regional seminar on early childhood education in Malta

    Education International is organising a seminar on Early Childhood Education for EI member organisations in the European Region this coming November.

    Read more EI organises regional seminar on early childhood education in Malta
  61. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2008-09-04

    Early Childhood Education: Quality versus quantity?

    It’s 9:30 on a grey day in Brussels. In the colourful playground at the crèche Cardinal Mercier, 15 toddlers are giggling and running about or playing on a slide, oblivious to the imminent rain. Severine Ndeye, one of the three educators carefully watching over, calls her infant class inside to...

    Read more Early Childhood Education: Quality versus quantity?
  62. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2008-03-10

    Polish teachers’ union calls for comprehensive ECE provision

    The Polish Teachers’ Union (ZNP) has called on the Polish government to ensure that comprehensive early childhood education services are provided to all young children in the country. This would ensure equalisation of opportunities for all young children in Poland and contribute to their physical, social, cognitive and emotional development.

    Read more Polish teachers’ union calls for comprehensive ECE provision
  63. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2006-06-01

    Report of the European Round Table on Early Childhood Education

    A European Round Table on Early Childhood Education (ECE) took place in Paris, France, on 22 May 2006 at the "Mutualité Générale de l'Education Nationale" (MGEN). This meeting was the follow-up to the Round Table held last October in Sofia, Bulgaria. It addressed the issue of Quality in Early Childhood...

    Read more Report of the European Round Table on Early Childhood Education
  64. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2006-03-17

    New Zealand: Pay Parity for Early Childhood Education Teachers

    EI affiliate NZEI Te Riu Roa and the New Zealand Childcare Association/Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa have negotiated pay parity with principals and deputy principals in primary schools for more than 400 teachers in leadership positions in 181 early childhood education centres throughout New Zealand.

    Read more New Zealand: Pay Parity for Early Childhood Education Teachers
  65. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2005-12-15

    New Zealand: Kindergarten teacher strike a resounding success!

    Kindergarten teachers in New Zealand went on strike on 8 Dec in unprecedented numbers to protect the quality of education they provide to 45,000 children and families throughout the country.

    Read more New Zealand: Kindergarten teacher strike a resounding success!
  66. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2005-12-02

    New Zealand: Kindergarten Teachers Vote to Strike

    Kindergarten teachers belonging to EI affiliate NZEI Te Riu Roa have voted 97% in favour of striking on 8th December.

    Read more New Zealand: Kindergarten Teachers Vote to Strike
  67. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2005-07-04

    New Zealand: The Case for Early Childhood Teachers

    A thousand teachers working in more than 170 early childhood education centres throughout New Zealand took a step towards obtaining pay parity with primary and secondary teachers on 1 July. They belong to EI affiliate, NZEI Te Riu Roa, which last year negotiated a collective employment agreement delivering a four...

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