Fighting the commercialisation of education 20 November 2020
The World Depends on Public Services and Public Services Require Political Will.
Rosa Pavanelli, David Edwards
As G20 world leaders meet, it is time for a fundamental overhaul of global investment policy to build for the future. That future depends on public services and the people who provide them. Crisis has brought recognition to “front-line” workers, public and private, who are both visible and essential. However,...The World Depends on Public Services and Public Services Require Political Will.
Trade union rights are human rights 9 October 2020
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
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 October 2020
#WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Teachers and the Public Sector Wage Bill”, by David Archer.
The IMF is 75 years old but still has a lot to learn. They need a well trained professional teacher to explain some basic truths. You can’t commit to ambitious development goals and then impose austerity. You can’t constrain public sector wage bills and then worry that countries have shortages...#WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Teachers and the Public Sector Wage Bill”, by David Archer.
Equity and inclusion 29 April 2020
“Transforming economies and the financing of public education post-COVID”, by David Archer.
Public health and public education systems that have been underfunded for a generation are being overwhelmed by COVID-19. We are just now beginning to see the scale of the impact this will have on low income countries and on girls and women in particular. Much of the burden of caring...“Transforming economies and the financing of public education post-COVID”, by David Archer.
Climate action and literacy 3 April 2020
“Coronavirus: Our principles, values, and shared humanity”, by Susan Hopgood.
Combat of the Coronavirus has graduated in many countries to closing of schools and most public gatherings and some businesses. EI has mostly focused on the impact on education and teachers and Education Support Personnel (ESP) and have been providing reports regularly from countries and regions and on what is...“Coronavirus: Our principles, values, and shared humanity”, by Susan Hopgood.
Union growth 23 February 2018
#ItsAboutFreedom: Educators worldwide support US unions under attack
Educators are uniting worldwide in support of their colleagues in the USA, who face one of the most severe anti-union attacks in recent history, aiming at destroying public employee and teacher unions through a Supreme Court case.#ItsAboutFreedom: Educators worldwide support US unions under attack
Standards and working conditions 30 January 2018
Canada: Supreme Court finds in favour of teachers and education workers
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Canada protected teachers’ and public service employees’ collective bargaining rights. The case, brought before the court by the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) against the government of the Canadian province of British Columbia, aimed to hold the government to account and honour...Canada: Supreme Court finds in favour of teachers and education workers
Union growth 9 October 2017
France: Educators unite in defence of public service
The French affiliates of Education International are mobilising on 10 October to defend civil servants’ purchasing power and working conditions as they press for improvements in the quality of public services.France: Educators unite in defence of public service
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 August 2017
Unbundling ties: The long-term legacy of the crisis in education in Europe
In response to the financial crisis of 2008, governments across Europe used public money to stabilize the system and bail out banks. Private sector activity and investment fell, and the public sector was often used for unilateral adjustments in view of reducing public debt and deficit level and to respect...Unbundling ties: The long-term legacy of the crisis in education in Europe
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 June 2017
Public Services Day: European education unions join the movement for a public service workers’ pay rise
For Public Services Day, Education International’s European region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education, has reasserted that, after nine years of austerity, Europe’s public sector workers, including teachers, deserve a pay rise.Public Services Day: European education unions join the movement for a public service workers’ pay rise
Union renewal and development 7 March 2017
Youth photo contest puts focus on education
The GEM Report is launching a youth photo contest on the topic of education for development with a $500 award for the best photo to support the UNESCO week for peace and sustainable development on 6 March.Youth photo contest puts focus on education
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