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  1. Leading the profession 21 June 2021

    Taiwan: Union successful in prioritising COVID-19 vaccination for teachers

    Teachers in Taiwan have been prioritised to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. This is a huge win for the National Teachers Association (NTA) which advocated for this during the second wave of the pandemic in the country.

    Taiwan: Union successful in prioritising COVID-19 vaccination for teachers
  2. Equity and inclusion 18 June 2021

    World Refugee Day: Education unions stand with refugee students and educators

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a damaging impact on refugee students, teachers and other education personnel. On World Refugee Day, education unions call on governments to guarantee inclusive education and decent living, learning, and working conditions for all migrants.

    World Refugee Day: Education unions stand with refugee students and educators
  3. Equity and inclusion 17 June 2021

    Honduras: Union acts on the needs of educators with disabilities during pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to innovation and renewed engagement by education unions. In Honduras, the Colegio Profesional Superación Magisterial (COLPROSUMAH) has done its utmost to guarantee decent living and working conditions for teachers and educational support personnel living with disabilities.

    Honduras: Union acts on the needs of educators with disabilities during pandemic
  4. 16 June 2021

    Apply today! Research, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator

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    About Education InternationalEducation International is the world’s largest Global Union Federation that brings together organisations of teachers and other education employees from across the world. Through our 386 member unions and organisations, we represent more than 32.5 million teachers and education support personnel in 178 countries and territories in a...

    Apply today! Research, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 June 2021

    G7 leaders commit to support girls’ education but fall short on financing the promise

    During last weekend’s meeting, G7 leaders announced their support for the Girls’ Education Declaration and committed to addressing the setbacks brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, financial commitments announced for the Global Partnership for Education are below the amount needed to ensure the most vulnerable have access to education.

    G7 leaders commit to support girls’ education but fall short on financing the promise
  6. Equity and inclusion 14 June 2021

    Lives over profit: European Commission must support intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines and medical products

    Education International welcomes the resolution adopted by the European Parliament on June 10 calling “for support for proactive, constructive and text-based negotiations for a temporary waiver of the World Trade Organisation TRIPS Agreement”.

    Lives over profit: European Commission must support intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines and medical products
  7. Equity and inclusion 14 June 2021

    Teacher unionists’ continuous advocacy for inclusive education and LGBTI rights

    Educators in Spain and the UK are backing up research by UNESCO and the International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) – a member-based youth and student network –and reiterate their commitment in favour of the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) educators and students in education...

    Teacher unionists’ continuous advocacy for inclusive education and LGBTI rights
  8. 12 June 2021

    Statement ATUC-EI | World Day Against Child Labour

    The Arab Trade Union Confederation and Education international have issued a statement concerning the Arab region on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June.

    Statement ATUC-EI | World Day Against Child Labour
  9. 11 June 2021

    Alarming new child labour numbers reiterate the need for quality public education

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children pushed into child labour has reached 160 million, a 8,4 million increase, with 9 million more at risk. This alarming trend can be effectively addressed by making quality public education accessible to all, a top priority worldwide. 

    Alarming new child labour numbers reiterate the need for quality public education
  10. Future of work in education 10 June 2021

    Research to inform teaching in times of climate and public health emergencies

    On the second and last day of Education International’s Research Network (ResNet), participants focused on teaching in times of climate and health emergencies. They underlined that it is crucial to build an evidence base for union advocacy and policy making that highlights educators and their expertise in times of crisis...

    Research to inform teaching in times of climate and public health emergencies
  11. Leading the profession 8 June 2021

    Education research in the spotlight: COVID-19 recovery and the status of teachers in 2021

    On June 8 and 9, Education International is hosting the annual meeting of its Research Network which brings together education researchers from around the world. The first day of the meeting gave participants the opportunity to share updates on the latest research in the sector and featured a preview of...

    Education research in the spotlight: COVID-19 recovery and the status of teachers in 2021
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 June 2021

    The Caribbean Union of Teachers stands up for students on school examinations amid the pandemic

    The Caribbean Union of Teachers has been advocating for 2021 examinations in the region to be adapted to the challenging situation crated by the prolonged educational disruption. At the end of May, the umbrella organisation of teachers’ unions in the region won a first victory as the Caribbean Examinations Council...

    The Caribbean Union of Teachers stands up for students on school examinations amid the pandemic
  13. Union renewal and development 3 June 2021

    Trade union renewal in Asia-Pacific to advance educators’ conditions and representation

    Education International’s Asia-Pacific office has launched new research “Union Renewal in the Education Sector: Prospects for the Asia-Pacific report”. This has provided an opportunity to reflect on the need for education unions to overcome challenges, embrace renewal, and seize opportunities offered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Trade union renewal in Asia-Pacific to advance educators’ conditions and representation
  14. Leading the profession 1 June 2021

    Germany: Successful petition demands more time to support students

    Over 15,000 people signed a petition organised by Education International’s German affiliates, the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), along with the Primary School Association (GSV, German acronym).

    Germany: Successful petition demands more time to support students