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Young members

Building union power depends on young people. When joining, young and early-stage teachers, researchers and education support personnel may struggle to find a place within their union. We must make sure that they are included and have a voice at all levels of education trade unions.

We work with our member organisations to ensure trade unions meet the needs and expectations of young education workers and that union structures, policies and activities are fully open to them.

Our work in this area

  1. News 5 November 2018

    Young African trade unionists unite to develop ways to strengthen unions

    The first Education International regional seminar for young and early stage education unionists has clearly shown the young African education unionists’ commitment to not only increase their involvement in their own unions but also support education policies that promote quality education for all in the region.

    Young African trade unionists unite to develop ways to strengthen unions
  2. Opinion 11 October 2017

    Think Global, Act Local: Perspectives from EI Young Advocates' workshop

    Gabriel A. Tanglao

    I am a young teacher from New Jersey with over seven years in the classroom. This summer, I traveled to seven different cities to participate in ten different conferences. We had powerful conversations around racial justice in education, progressive movement-building, leadership development, and more. The most impactful experience was the...

    Think Global, Act Local: Perspectives from EI Young Advocates' workshop
  3. News 25 April 2016

    Russia: Exchange and development for young professionals

    During an intensive week of training workshops, lectures, and exchange of experiences, over 200 young teachers from all over Russia and neighbouring countries came together to discuss strategies for on-the-ground trade union work in the Russian Federation and beyond.

    Russia: Exchange and development for young professionals
  4. News 19 May 2015

    Russia: Intensive training for young professionals

    During a week of training, sharing experience and exchange, over 150 young teachers from all over Russia have come together to discuss strategies for on-the-ground trade union work in the Russian Federation’s roughly 60,000 schools.

    Russia: Intensive training for young professionals