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  1. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-10-14

    Australia: Educators act against poverty and on mental health issues

    The Australian Education Union (AEU) has invited its members to participate in the national Anti-Poverty Week and to support the wellbeing and mental health of students and colleagues.

    Australia: Educators act against poverty and on mental health issues
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-10-13

    IMF must support public investment and stop public sector wage bill constraints

    Today, in a joint webinar with Action Aid and Public Services International, Education International called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to stop advising countries to cut or freeze public wage bills.

    IMF must support public investment and stop public sector wage bill constraints
  3. Standards and working conditions 2020-10-12

    “Teachers: Leading in Crisis, reimagining the future” – UNESCO Celebration of World Teachers’ Day 2020

    World Teachers’ Day was created by UNESCO in 1994 to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 International Labour Organization (ILO)/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers and the 1997 Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel. In 2020, it was celebrated in short, virtual sessions...

    “Teachers: Leading in Crisis, reimagining the future” – UNESCO Celebration of World Teachers’ Day 2020
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-10-09

    Africa: Governments and teacher unions highlight benefits of collaboration

    Teachers’ professional issues and government-teacher union collaboration were at the heart of an online seminar on the Future of the Teaching Profession in Africa for 2020.

    Africa: Governments and teacher unions highlight benefits of collaboration
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-10-09

    Global Unions call upon the World Bank and the IMF to support public investment

    The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold their Annual Meetings on 16-18 October. The International Financial Institutions can play a critical role in ensuring that there is a real and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Trade Union Confederation and Global Union Federations, while...

    Global Unions call upon the World Bank and the IMF to support public investment
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-10-09

    Mexico: Union targets school dropouts during pandemic

    The National Union of Education Workers (SNTE) in Mexico celebrated World Teachers' Day with the delivery of televisions, smartphones, electronic tablets and computer equipment to teachers and students. The aim is to avoid school dropouts during the pandemic by facilitating online teaching and learning.

    Mexico: Union targets school dropouts during pandemic
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-10-08

    Germany: Education stakeholders demand swift implementation of enhanced safety measures in schools

    “Many questions remained unanswered” in terms of guaranteeing safe and healthy teaching and learning environments in Germany. That’s according to the two largest German education unions – the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE) - and the Federal Parents' Council (BER) in a statement...

    Germany: Education stakeholders demand swift implementation of enhanced safety measures in schools
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-10-07

    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
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-10-06

    Haiti: Solidarity of the global teacher trade union movement against government harassment of educators

    Education International and its member organisations are monitoring the situation for teacher trade unionists fighting for free, quality public education for all in Haiti. In particular, they are putting pressure on the government to respect the human and trade union rights of educators

    Haiti: Solidarity of the global teacher trade union movement against government harassment of educators
  10. Union renewal and development 2020-10-05

    World Teachers’ Day: 24-hour celebration around the world kicks off in Asia Pacific

    On October 5th, Education International is hosting the largest-ever online meeting of teachers. Marking World Teachers’ Day 2020, the event celebrates educators’ commitment and leadership during the COVID-19 crisis.

    World Teachers’ Day: 24-hour celebration around the world kicks off in Asia Pacific
  11. Standards and working conditions 2020-09-28

    Africa: The future of the teaching profession and education addressed by education unions and governments

    A series of virtual seminars on the future of the teaching profession is being held in 2020. The first in the series for this year took place on 15 September. There were 61 participants from eight countries. They came from education and teacher unions, ministries of education and international stakeholder...

    Africa: The future of the teaching profession and education addressed by education unions and governments
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-09-28

    Madagascar: an education union is bringing teachers’ grievances and suggestions to the attention of the public authorities

    With the help of Education International’s COVID-19 solidarity fund, the Fédération chrétienne des enseignants et employés de l’Éducation (FEKRIMPAMA) has been able to get out to meet Madagascar’s teachers. The pandemic has abruptly reduced their quality of life and drawn attention to the lack of social and health security for...

    Madagascar: an education union is bringing teachers’ grievances and suggestions to the attention of the public authorities