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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 July 2022

    Refugee teachers are key to overcoming the teacher shortage and transforming education

    Refugee teachers play a crucial role in their communities. However, oftentimes they do not receive the support they need and face unsurmountable barriers to continuing their career in their host country.

    Refugee teachers are key to overcoming the teacher shortage and transforming education
  2. News 26 July 2022

    Madagascar: education trade unionists relay international solidarity aid to colleagues affected by natural disaster

    In the wake of tropical cyclone Batsirai which hit Madagascar on 5 February, the Fédération chrétienne des enseignants et employés de l’éducation de Madagascar (FEKRIMPAMA) has spared no effort to pass on the financial solidarity aid provided by Education International and its member organisations, responding to the most urgent needs...

    Madagascar: education trade unionists relay international solidarity aid to colleagues affected by natural disaster
  3. Democracy 20 July 2022

    Burkina Faso: teacher trade unionists work for democracy despite numerous political crises

    Following a series of coups d'état in Burkina Faso, the most recent of which took place on 24 January 2022, the Syndicat national des enseignants du secondaire et du supérieur (SNESS - National Union of Secondary and Higher Education Teachers), with financial support from the Canadian Teachers' Federation, organised a...

    Burkina Faso: teacher trade unionists work for democracy despite numerous political crises
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 20 July 2022

    Uganda: Government must put an immediate halt to the intimidation of teachers

    Education International has firmly condemned the intimidation of teachers currently taking industrial action led by the Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU), an organisation affiliated to Education International.

    Uganda: Government must put an immediate halt to the intimidation of teachers
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 18 July 2022

    Global education union movement mourns Aloysius Matthews and celebrates his legacy

    Aloysius Matthews passed away peacefully on July 18, 2022. He was the Chief Regional Coordinator of the Education International Asia Pacific Region from 1996 to 2013. He was also the founding General Secretary of the National Union of the Teaching Profession, Malaysia and Regional Fund Manager for the Civil Society...

    Global education union movement mourns Aloysius Matthews and celebrates his legacy
  6. Future of work in education 8 July 2022

    European educators reaffirm their commitment to enhance the status of the teaching profession for inclusive, peaceful, democratic and sustainable societies

    Confronted with turbulent times for teachers, educational staff and their trade unions, delegates at the Special Conference of the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), the European region of Education International (EI), took a pro-active stand and reasserted their will to mobilise and organise for quality public education, for...

    European educators reaffirm their commitment to enhance the status of the teaching profession for inclusive, peaceful, democratic and sustainable societies
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 7 July 2022

    Iraq: An attack on teachers leads to the destruction of society

    Strongly condemning the murder of two academics in its Iraqi region, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has reaffirmed that an attack on teachers is an attack on education, which is the keystone of peaceful, healthy and sustainable society.

    Iraq: An attack on teachers leads to the destruction of society
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 July 2022

    Transforming education starts with a new deal for teachers

    Education International brought the voice of teachers and education support personnel everywhere to the Transforming Education Pre-Summit hosted by UNESCO in Paris from June 28 to 30.

    Transforming education starts with a new deal for teachers
  9. Equity and inclusion 6 July 2022

    EI’s 4th World Women’s Conference rallies the power of women for change

    A record number of women education unionists came together online for the 4th Education International World Women’s Conference held from the 13 to 16th of June. Bringing together a profession largely dominated by women in many parts of the world, the Conference focused on mobilising and using women’s power for...

    EI’s 4th World Women’s Conference rallies the power of women for change
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 July 2022

    Nigeria: Teachers call for more investment in public education to combat growing privatisation

    The national president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Audu Titus Amba, expressed concerns over the proliferation of unregulated private schools in Nigeria. These schools, with the sole aim of making profit, are detrimental to the achievement of quality education for all.

    Nigeria: Teachers call for more investment in public education to combat growing privatisation
  11. Leading the profession 1 July 2022

    European trade unionists mobilise for quality public education, for the benefit of students, and improved status for teachers and education personnel

    The Special Conference of the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), the European region of Education International, to be held from 5-6 July, in Liège, Belgium, will provide an excellent opportunity for ETUCE affiliates’ representatives to meet in person again and strengthen the bonds of solidarity between teachers and...

    European trade unionists mobilise for quality public education, for the benefit of students, and improved status for teachers and education personnel
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 June 2022

    Education International calls for a new deal for teachers at the Transforming Education Pre-Summit

    Educators’ insights on progress, challenges, and strategies for the future of education will all feature in Education International’s contribution to UNESCO’s Transforming Education Pre‐Summit, taking place from 28-30 June in Paris, France.

    Education International calls for a new deal for teachers at the Transforming Education Pre-Summit
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 17 June 2022

    Afghanistan: International solidarity to face human and education rights violations

    International solidarity was reaffirmed at a webinar on Protecting the Right to Education of Girls in Afghanistan organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Unite the Union. Participants took stock of the educational and trade union situation in the country.

    Afghanistan: International solidarity to face human and education rights violations
  14. Standards and working conditions 17 June 2022

    Israel: Union takes strike action to demand better working conditions to avoid losing more teachers

    The Israel Teachers’ Union (ITU) has been engaging recently in rolling strikes across the country to demand decent working conditions and a fair wage agreement reflecting the importance, significance, and complexity of working as an educator in these challenging times.

    Israel: Union takes strike action to demand better working conditions to avoid losing more teachers
  15. Standards and working conditions 15 June 2022

    Education International reaffirms the crucial role of social dialogue for quality education systems

    In her address to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Education International Deputy General Secretary Haldis Holst stressed the need for social dialogue to establish education policies and ensure decent working conditions of all education personnel.

    Education International reaffirms the crucial role of social dialogue for quality education systems
  16. Equity and inclusion 13 June 2022

    Using women’s power for change: Education unionists come together for the 4th Education International World Women’s Conference

    From 13 to 16 June, record numbers of women education unionists from around the world are coming together online for the 4th Education International World Women’s Conference. Under the theme, “Using Women’s Power for Change”, the Conference is a festival of ideas, experiences, and strategies to advance gender equality in...

    Using women’s power for change: Education unionists come together for the 4th Education International World Women’s Conference