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  1. Union renewal and development 12 January 2010

    EI opens its new African regional office

    On January 7, the new EI office premises in Accra, Ghana, were formally opened by the Minister of Education for Ghana, in the presence of EI President Susan Hopgood, EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen and EI Deputy General Secretary Charlie Lennon.

    EI opens its new African regional office
  2. Union renewal and development 22 December 2009

    COP 15 - Teachers lead the way on sustainability

    As thousands of scientists, environmentalists, journalists, policymakers and world leaders prepare for COP 15, the crucial United Nations climate change conference taking place in Copenhagen in December, teachers and trade unionists are also mobilising to help ensure that a strong new agreement is reached.

    COP 15 - Teachers lead the way on sustainability
  3. Union renewal and development 22 December 2009

    EI President steps down after election to federal public office

    Australian teacher and trade unionist Susan Hopgood takes on the presidency of Education International following the resignation of EI President Thulas Nxesi, who has been elected to the National Assembly of the Republic of South Africa.

    EI President steps down after election to federal public office
  4. Union renewal and development 21 December 2009

    Worlds of Education 32 now available

    The latest issue of EI's flagship magazine, Worlds of Education, reports on the various activities organised by affiliates on World Teachers’ Day.

    Worlds of Education 32 now available
  5. Union renewal and development 25 November 2009

    European education unions meet in Warsaw

    More than 300 teachers and education workers from 46 countries across Europe, meeting in Warsaw for the EI Regional Conference and ETUCE General Assembly, were asked to take a decision on a resolution to amend the bylaws of the organisation to create a unified structure of political leadership and a...

    European education unions meet in Warsaw
  6. Union renewal and development 19 November 2009

    EI mourns Neil Kearney, hero in the fight against child labour

    Education International joins with brothers and sisters in the labour movement around the world in grieving the passing of respected international trade union leader Neil Kearney, who died suddenly on 18 November in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    EI mourns Neil Kearney, hero in the fight against child labour
  7. Union renewal and development 28 October 2009

    Iran: Some teachers released, others remain in prison

    Mohammad-Reza Rezaie-Garakani was freed on 21 October and Sajad Khaksari was freed on 24 October, 2009. Both of them are now out of prison but are still awaiting trial.

    Iran: Some teachers released, others remain in prison
  8. Union renewal and development 21 September 2009

    EI President steps down after election to federal public office

    Australian teacher and trade unionist Susan Hopgood will take on the presidency of Education International following the resignation of EI President Thulas Nxesi, who has been elected to the National Assembly of the Republic of South Africa.

    EI President steps down after election to federal public office
  9. Union renewal and development 4 September 2009

    Latest edition of Worlds of Education now online

    The latest edition of EI’s flagship magazine focuses on solidarity between teachers worldwide.

    Latest edition of Worlds of Education now online
  10. Union renewal and development 5 June 2009

    Attacks continue on Turkish teachers

    Turkish police and security forces used excessive violence against teachers who were demonstrating for the right to collective bargaining.

    Attacks continue on Turkish teachers
  11. Union renewal and development 2 June 2009

    Worlds of Education: June edition now on-line

    The latest edition of EI’s flagship publication focuses on the global economic crisis and the struggle of teacher trade unionists to ensure that governments worldwide include significant investment in education as part of their recovery plans.

    Worlds of Education: June edition now on-line
  12. Union renewal and development 22 April 2009

    EI European Committee tackles impact of financial crisis on education

    The impact of the financial crisis on education services and on teachers salaries was one of the dominant issues considered when the EI European Regional Committee, which also includes the Executive Board of ETUCE, the body which deals with the European Union issues, met in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday...

    EI European Committee tackles impact of financial crisis on education
  13. Union renewal and development 1 April 2009

    Cape Town for EI Congress 2011

    The EI Executive Board has confirmed its choice of Cape Town, South Africa, as the venue for the 2011 World Congress. The Congress will take place from 19-26 July 2011 in the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) which is near the waterfront and surrounded by many hotels. The large...

    Cape Town for EI Congress 2011
  14. Union renewal and development 31 March 2009

    Getting the World to Work: Global Union Strategies for Recovery

    As millions of people around the world suffer the impact of the economic crisis, the global trade union movement is developing a bold strategy for recovery, a strategy based on social justice, decent jobs and international solidarity instead of unfairness, exploitation and greed.

    Getting the World to Work: Global Union Strategies for Recovery
  15. Union renewal and development 30 March 2009

    Teachers join in call for G20 to put people first

    Teachers and trade unionists were well-represented among the 35,000 demonstrators who marched through the streets of London on 28 March to demand that leaders of the G20 make the needs of working people and the poor top priority when they meet this week to draft a global economic recovery plan.

    Teachers join in call for G20 to put people first
  16. Union renewal and development 26 March 2009

    Invest in education to mitigate economic crisis, EI leaders say

    Members of EI's Executive Board discussed a wide range of issues, in particular the emerging impact of the global economic crisis on public education around the world. Expressing concern that it will be a deep and lengthy crisis, the Board reaffirmed the importance of significant investment in quality public services...

    Invest in education to mitigate economic crisis, EI leaders say
  17. Union renewal and development 24 March 2009

    EI leaders tackle economic crisis, other pressing issues

    Developing strategies to minimise the impact of the global economic crisis on teachers, teacher unions and the education sector worldwide will be one of the top-priority items on the agenda as leaders of Education International meet from 24-26 March in Brussels.

    EI leaders tackle economic crisis, other pressing issues