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  1. Union renewal and development 29 November 2021

    Benin: New website strengthens union’s capacity and services to members

    Thanks to financial support from Education International’s Regional Office for Africa (EIRAF), the Syndicat national des enseignants des écoles maternelles du Bénin (SYNAEM-Bénin) has built a website with a feature that enables educators to join the union and pay their dues online.

    Benin: New website strengthens union’s capacity and services to members
  2. Union renewal and development 17 November 2021

    Development cooperation partners take stock of projects in Africa

    To better understand the needs of member organisations in the region and to explore opportunities, partner organisations gathered on 15 November to discuss development cooperation projects in Africa and work on a common strategy.

    Development cooperation partners take stock of projects in Africa
  3. Union renewal and development 10 November 2021

    Asia-Pacific: Education unions step up their work with new Development Cooperation Handbook

    The Education International’s Development Cooperation Handbook – A guide to successful partnerships is a new tool for development cooperation, a step-by-step guide to development cooperation projects for education unions. It was introduced to member organisations during the online Asia-Pacific workshop on Development Cooperation, a meeting hosted by Education International’s Asia-Pacific...

    Asia-Pacific: Education unions step up their work with new Development Cooperation Handbook
  4. Equity and inclusion 26 October 2021

    Fiji: Young activists ready to take up the union torch

    Inspiring young educators to improve and develop trade union work in Fiji was the aim of a dedicated training event organised by the Council of Pacific Education (COPE) in October 2020.

    Fiji: Young activists ready to take up the union torch
  5. Union growth 15 July 2021

    Gabon: SENA supports teachers during COVID-19 crisis

    In light of the gaps in the information provided by the authorities on the dangers of COVID-19, Gabon’s education union SENA has launched a nationwide campaign to inform education workers and encourage them to organise.

    Gabon: SENA supports teachers during COVID-19 crisis
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 October 2020

    Liberia: Action plan to fight privatisation and strengthen education union

    The National Teachers' Association of Liberia (NTAL) has set up an action plan to build on work done on fighting privatisation, as well as strengthening the education union.

    Liberia: Action plan to fight privatisation and strengthen education union
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 7 October 2020

    Cameroon: Union development during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

    A teacher union operating in the private sector has decided to take a series of actions to ensure decent working and living conditions for teachers and also to strengthen its capacities and ensure that teachers’ voices are really heard by the public authorities.

    Cameroon: Union development during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  8. Union renewal and development 8 July 2020

    Obituary: Emanuel Acrisine Fatoma

    Education International is deeply saddened by the loss of our great colleague, Emanuel Fatoma, who passed on Monday, the 6th of July 2020 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Emanuel Fatoma will be remembered as a great teacher and education advocate who incessantly pursued social justice for all, particularly for the teaching...

    Obituary: Emanuel Acrisine Fatoma
  9. Union renewal and development 2 March 2020

    Empower to lead: EI’s Development Cooperation Network meets in Brussels

    The meeting of the Development Cooperation Network is taking place in Belgium from 2-4 March and brings together 50 union representatives from 25 countries across the world. Participants are joining forces to identify opportunities to work together and effect change in their countries and communities.

    Empower to lead: EI’s Development Cooperation Network meets in Brussels
  10. Union renewal and development 4 February 2020

    Sweden: Study visit bonds international education unionists

    Trade union organisation, the teaching profession, and the teacher/student relationship sparked fruitful discussions during a study visit attended by teacher union representatives of the Gambia, Indonesia, Malawi, the Philippines, and South Africa. The visit was organised by the Swedish education union, Lärarförbundet, in Sweden, on the occasion of World Teachers’...

    Sweden: Study visit bonds international education unionists
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 February 2020

    The John Thompson Fellowship training, instrumental to developing unions and teacher quality in the Pacific

    Education unionists from five Pacific Island countries benefited from training under the framework of the John Thompson Fellowship Programme. They were supported in building a stronger voice for teachers and a stronger representation to contribute to education reforms.

    The John Thompson Fellowship training, instrumental to developing unions and teacher quality in the Pacific
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 4 February 2020

    Colombia: International trade union solidarity, the engine behind the development of Schools as Territories of Peace

    In order to build a lasting peace in Colombia, a development cooperation programme between Canadian and Colombian teachers’ unions has helped to develop pedagogical circles and the programme of the Schools as Territories of Peace project.

    Colombia: International trade union solidarity, the engine behind the development of Schools as Territories of Peace
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 June 2019

    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.

    Palestine: development cooperation increases the capacities of early childhood educators’ union and improves their working conditions
  14. Union renewal and development 6 June 2019

    Finland: trade unionists take development cooperation work to heart

    Confronted with the elimination of government support, the teacher union Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö, one of Education International’s member organisations, decided to review its international affairs strategy to ensure it can go on leading development cooperation activities in the future.

    Finland: trade unionists take development cooperation work to heart
  15. Union renewal and development 24 May 2019

    Development cooperation: how can education unions work best as a network?

    In an Education International’s EdVoices podcast, Danish Union of Teachers’ International Secretary Tore Asmussen and the Director of international and social justice programme of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation Dan Martin reflect on the importance for education unions to work collectively as a network on development cooperation issues and stress the...

    Development cooperation: how can education unions work best as a network?