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  1. Climate action and literacy 8 December 2021

    COP 26 key outcomes: Why is this important for education unionists?

    Alanah Torralba

    COP 26, shorthand for the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was touted as the most important climate summit since the Paris Agreement was established in 2015. Owing both to mounting public pressure and the disruption caused by the Covid 19 pandemic,...

    COP 26 key outcomes: Why is this important for education unionists?
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 8 December 2021

    Gabon: teacher trade unionists demand respect for social dialogue and government commitments

    Since 15 October, teachers belonging to the National Education Union (Syndicat de l’Éducation nationale - SENA) have been engaged in strike action in order to achieve their demands and ensure that the commitments made by the government are respected.

    Gabon: teacher trade unionists demand respect for social dialogue and government commitments
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 8 December 2021

    UK: University staff vote on strike action over pension, pay, and working conditions

    University and College Union (UCU) branches at 42 universities in the UK are holding reballots, asking members to back strike action regarding pay, pensions, casualisation, and increasing workloads.

    UK: University staff vote on strike action over pension, pay, and working conditions
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 6 December 2021

    Iran: Global education union community rallies around arrested trade unionists and demand their release

    As an organisation committed to trade union and human rights, Education International is demanding the release of Esmail Abdi and other arrested trade union leaders in Iran. There is a particular and urgent concern for Abdi’s health, severely affected after long imprisonment in dire conditions. During a meeting of Education...

    Iran: Global education union community rallies around arrested trade unionists and demand their release
  5. Leading the profession 6 December 2021

    ISTP 2021: Learning from the past, looking toward the future

    The official report of the International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) demonstrates the full engagement of Education International member organisations in working as equal partners with governments on policies supporting teachers in the exercise of their profession.

    ISTP 2021: Learning from the past, looking toward the future
  6. Union renewal and development 4 December 2021

    AEU Australia: International cooperation effecting change

    Education International President and Australian Education Union (AEU) Federal Secretary, Susan Hopgood, explains how her union got started in international cooperation and highlights key moments that made a difference.

    AEU Australia: International cooperation effecting change
  7. Leading the profession 3 December 2021

    Asia-Pacific: Living and working conditions of educators severely impacted by the pandemic

    The stress and increased workload imposed on educators throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and their concerns about the future of their work were highlighted during the regional webinar organised by the Education International Asia-Pacific (EIAP) office in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific....

    Asia-Pacific: Living and working conditions of educators severely impacted by the pandemic
  8. Equity and inclusion 3 December 2021

    Afghanistan: Education International “schools should never be targets of terrorism or violence”

    Education International reiterated its support for education, peace, and human rights in Afghanistan as the country faces a deepening humanitarian crisis. Earlier this year, Education International and member organisations expressed grave concerns about the safety of educators and about equal access to education for all, especially for girls , after...

    Afghanistan: Education International “schools should never be targets of terrorism or violence”
  9. Climate action and literacy 3 December 2021

    Education International and UNESCO report: Teachers motivated to teach sustainable development and global citizenship but need more support

    Education International and UNESCO have launched a joint report on teacher readiness for global citizenship education and education for sustainable development . The survey focused on four key topics: education on climate change, sustainable consumption and production, tolerance and cultural diversity, and human rights including gender equality.

    Education International and UNESCO report: Teachers motivated to teach sustainable development and global citizenship but need more support
  10. Union renewal and development 2 December 2021

    UEN Norway: Organisational development as the first step towards strong unions

    The organisational development of unions is at the core of all UEN cooperation projects. The Norwegian union focuses on three key areas: social dialogue, gender equality and equity, and capacity building.

    UEN Norway: Organisational development as the first step towards strong unions
  11. Union renewal and development 2 December 2021

    AOb Netherlands: Building sustainable partnerships

    The Dutch education union AOb engages in development cooperation to support and strengthen other unions, which in turn enables a better defense of the rights of members and increased access to quality education.

    AOb Netherlands: Building sustainable partnerships
  12. Union renewal and development 1 December 2021

    JTU Japan: Education as the fundamental right of every child

    The Japan Teachers' Union is active in development cooperation since the 1970s, when they supported South Korea in the fight against dictatorship. The union has a fund for international cooperation to which members voluntarily contribute.

    JTU Japan: Education as the fundamental right of every child
  13. Union renewal and development 1 December 2021

    CTF/FCE Canada: Cooperation projects that engage members

    The work of the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF/FCE) in International development cooperation work started back in the sixties, when two volunteer teachers travelled to Nigeria.

    CTF/FCE Canada: Cooperation projects that engage members
  14. Union renewal and development 1 December 2021

    OAJ Finland international cooperation: Using own resources to ensure autonomy

    In 2019, the Finnish education union OAJ decided to allocate 0.7% of its national budget to development cooperation, supporting its cooperation programmes that span several continents.

    OAJ Finland international cooperation: Using own resources to ensure autonomy
  15. Young members 30 November 2021

    Senegal: trade union renewal on the agenda of the SELS national congress

    The 6th Ordinary Congress of the Syndicat des enseignants libres du Sénégal (SELS) held on 18 September in Dakar endorsed the creation of a National Youth Committee (NYC) which should contribute “to the massification of the union” and work “for the emergence of a young leadership within the structure”.

    Senegal: trade union renewal on the agenda of the SELS national congress