Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 April 2021
USA: Education unions join forces to build back better education system
With a new administration vowing to “build back better” from the public health, education, and economic crises of the Trump era, the two largest US educators’ unions, both Education International affiliates, have a shared agenda to ensure students and school communities receive the support they need for recovery and renewal.USA: Education unions join forces to build back better education system
Union growth 6 April 2021
Europe: Study on industrial relations and privatisation
A study for the ETUCE, EI’s European region, showed the impact of market ideology and management practices and privatisation on industrial relations and social dialogue. In addition to looking at the evolution of EU policy in the past decade, researchers studied different methods and results of industrial relations in Francophone...Europe: Study on industrial relations and privatisation
Union growth 26 March 2021
COVID-19 impact continues to affect terms and conditions in education
Deepening inequalities across the education sector were revealed at a recent Education International webinar. Affiliates shared experiences of working to improve the terms and working conditions of teachers, academics, and education support personnel. The webinar aimed to inform Education International’s work in this area during the current public health crisis.COVID-19 impact continues to affect terms and conditions in education
Union growth 26 March 2021
Mauritania: Educators’ strike for pay increase and better living conditions
On 22 March, teachers engaged in a three-day general strike to demand a pay increase and better living conditions. This strike was punctuated with massive protests near the Education Ministry headquarters in the capital city, Nouakchott, and in the various provinces.Mauritania: Educators’ strike for pay increase and better living conditions
Union growth 24 February 2021
Mexico: COVID-19 issues feature in SNTE demands
The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced many of the issues put together by the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) for its 2021 list of national demands.Mexico: COVID-19 issues feature in SNTE demands
Union growth 3 December 2020
Indonesia: Education union celebrate 75th anniversary and educators’ unwavering commitment in the face of tough challenges
Indonesian teachers were praised for providing quality education during the COVID-19 crisis at the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Persatuan Guru Republik Indonesia (PGRI) and of the 2020 National Teacher’s Day.Indonesia: Education union celebrate 75th anniversary and educators’ unwavering commitment in the face of tough challenges
Trade union rights are human rights 21 October 2020
“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 October 2020
Iraq: Education union demands improvements in the education sector
On the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, 5 October, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) called on the government to improve educators’ working and living conditions and the quality of education at all levels.Iraq: Education union demands improvements in the education sector
Trade union rights are human rights 18 August 2020
Kenya Parliament directs Teachers’ Service Commission to address KNUT concerns
After a long and devastating conflict in which trade union rights were violated and the existence of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) was threatened, the Education Committee of the Parliament of Kenya has proposed a series of steps to resolve the dispute. The proposal is aimed at reversing...Kenya Parliament directs Teachers’ Service Commission to address KNUT concerns
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 June 2020
“COVID-19 crisis: the education situation in Italy”, by Rossella Benedetti.
In Italy, the first COVID-19 cases were discovered at the end of January. It was another month before the spread of the virus forced us to suspend face-to-face lessons. At the beginning of March, teachers, in lockdown at home, began distance teaching, while administrative, technical and cleaning staff still had...“COVID-19 crisis: the education situation in Italy”, by Rossella Benedetti.
Equity and inclusion 12 June 2020
“Getting children back to school after the COVID-19 closures: how EI's child labour projects empowered teachers and their unions”, by Nora Wintour.
In the research study, conducted in 2018 and 2019 “EI/AOb Child Labour Projects: Transnational best practices and union impacts”, I examined how professional training programmes have enhanced teachers capacity to attract and retain children in school through participatory education techniques and how as a result of the child labour projects,...“Getting children back to school after the COVID-19 closures: how EI's child labour projects empowered teachers and their unions”, by Nora Wintour.
Leading the profession 23 March 2020
“The need for strategy and teacher activism in transnational governance”, by Tore Bernt Sorensen.
Tore Bernt Sorensen
Today, the OECD launches “Teachers and School Leaders as Valued Professionals” as the second volume of the TALIS 2018 Results. Being the largest international research programme focused on teachers and school leaders, TALIS is a prime example of how transnational education governance offers opportunities as well as challenges for educators...“The need for strategy and teacher activism in transnational governance”, by Tore Bernt Sorensen.
Trade union rights are human rights 27 February 2020
Argentina reopens the Joint National Commission for Education with a salary increase
Education unions met with the President of Argentina to decide the next steps, after the government relaunched social dialogue.Argentina reopens the Joint National Commission for Education with a salary increase
Trade union rights are human rights 3 February 2020
Argentina: Trade Unions Welcome Revival of Social Dialogue
Following a year of trade union struggle, the government has issued a decree reinstating the National Joint Negotiation Committee for Teachers (Paritaria Nacional Docente).Argentina: Trade Unions Welcome Revival of Social Dialogue
Standards and working conditions 18 October 2019
Ghana: unions sit down with ministries to achieve quality education
A seminar dedicated to strengthening social dialogue brought together over 60 ministry officials and unionists from 13 countries, with curriculum and teacher professionalism in the spotlight.Ghana: unions sit down with ministries to achieve quality education
Union growth 3 September 2019
Mozambique: educators set up a trade union to open social dialogue and improve teachers’ conditions
Crowning a global development cooperation initiative, the 4th Congress of the Organizaçao Nacional dos Professores modified the organisation’s constitution to become a trade union able to engage in social dialogue and improve teachers’ working and living conditions.Mozambique: educators set up a trade union to open social dialogue and improve teachers’ conditions
Leading the profession 24 July 2019
“Productive capabilities develop TVET’s contribution to social justice”, by Gavin Moodie.
Education International’s new report on "Technical and Vocational Education and Training as a Framework for Social Justice" charts a new way for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to advance social justice.“Productive capabilities develop TVET’s contribution to social justice”, by Gavin Moodie.
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 March 2019
9th International Summit on the Teaching Profession looks into the future of teaching and learning
Education International has opened the sessions making a strong case for the role of teachers in shaping the future of public quality education systems for all.9th International Summit on the Teaching Profession looks into the future of teaching and learning