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  1. Union renewal and development 14 April 2008

    Teacher union leaders in Europe gather in Brussels to discuss current challenges

    Members of the EI Pan-European Committee and the Executive Board of the European Trade union Committee for Education (ETUCE) are in Brussels today for a two-day meeting to discuss challenges confronting teacher trade unions in the region today.

    Teacher union leaders in Europe gather in Brussels to discuss current challenges
  2. Union renewal and development 5 April 2008

    Teachers mourn sudden death of NUT leader Steve Sinnott

    Steve Sinnott, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers in the UK, died suddenly on 5 April 2008. He was 56. The leaders and members of Education International join with teachers across the UK and indeed around the world in mourning the loss of this outstanding teacher trade unionist,...

    Teachers mourn sudden death of NUT leader Steve Sinnott
  3. Union renewal and development 19 March 2008

    EI appoints new Deputy General Secretary

    At their meeting in Brussels last week, the officers of Education International voted to appoint Charlie Lennon to the post of Deputy General Secretary. He has been serving as EI’s Chief Coordinator for Administration and for Europe for the past four years, and will take up his new post effective...

    EI appoints new Deputy General Secretary
  4. Union renewal and development 13 March 2008

    Africa: EFA threatened by teacher shortage

    A critical shortage of properly trained and qualified teachers is threatening the achievement of Education for All and Millennium Development Goals by 2015, according to a new study by Education International.

    Africa: EFA threatened by teacher shortage
  5. Union renewal and development 15 February 2008

    Masters Programmes for Trade Unionists now Open for Application

    As part of the Global Union Research Network, EI strongly supports the international masters programmes on labour studies. They offer an excellent opportunity for EI member organisations to strengthen their capacities to face the challenges of globalisation.

    Masters Programmes for Trade Unionists now Open for Application
  6. Union renewal and development 6 February 2008

    In memoriam: Willard McGuire

    Distinguished educator and teacher trade unionist Willard McGuire passed away on 2 February at his home in Minnesota. He was 79. McGuire served as president of the National Education Association, the largest education union in the United States, from 1979 to 1983. A devoted children's advocate, he used the power...

    In memoriam: Willard McGuire
  7. Union renewal and development 28 January 2008

    South African teachers mourn loss

    The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is grieving the sudden death of Don Pasquallie, the union's Deputy General Secretary. Pasquallie died in a car accident in Napier, in the Western Cape, early in the morning of 27 January. Four other passengers in the same car died with him, including...

    South African teachers mourn loss
  8. Union renewal and development 26 January 2008

    EI’s 15th Anniversary

    For 15 years now, teachers around the world have been united in solidarity under Education International’s flag. On 26 January 1993, approximately 1,000 delegates from theWorld Confederation of Organisations of the Teaching Profession(WCOTP) and theInternational Federation of Free Teachers Unions(IFFTU) gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, to merge these two rival teacher...

    EI’s 15th Anniversary
  9. Union renewal and development 4 December 2007

    Preliminary report of the 31st Executive Board Meeting now available

    The 31st EI Executive Board meeting was held from 19-20 November 2007 in Brussels. The preliminary report of the meeting is now available and being circulated to all EI member organisations.

    Preliminary report of the 31st Executive Board Meeting now available
  10. Union renewal and development 8 November 2007

    In memoriam: Heribert Maier

    Education International activists join fellow trade unionists across many countries in mourning the loss of Heribert Maier, one of the outstanding international trade union leaders of his generation. Heribert was also a member of EI’s Committee of Experts on Membership since 1996.

    In memoriam: Heribert Maier
  11. Union renewal and development 26 July 2007

    Teachers of the world voted for stronger solidarity and social justice at EI's 5th World Congress in Berlin

    The 5th World Congress of Education International entered its final day on 26th July and in the intensive discussions that took place in the five days of the congress, educators around the world voted overwhelmingly for stronger solidarity in their common struggle for social justice.

    Teachers of the world voted for stronger solidarity and social justice at EI's 5th World Congress in Berlin
  12. Union renewal and development 26 July 2007

    Highlights of the video interviews at EI's 5th World Congress

    Here are some videos of the interviews that were filmed during the 5th EI World Congress currently held in Berlin, Germany. Please click twice on the image for the larger version.

    Highlights of the video interviews at EI's 5th World Congress
  13. Union renewal and development 26 July 2007

    EI honours outstanding teachers and trade unionists

    At every World Congress, Education International presents two major awards to honour outstanding teachers and trade unionists. This year's award winners come from Colombia and Togo, both places where teachers and trade unionists face challenges unknown here in Germany.

    EI honours outstanding teachers and trade unionists
  14. Union renewal and development 26 July 2007

    New Executive Board elected at EI's 5th World Congress in Berlin

    After a series of elections, a new Executive Board was formed yesterday to lead the world's largest teacher union federation for the next four years.

    New Executive Board elected at EI's 5th World Congress in Berlin