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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 October 2018

    US educators fight over student debt and loan fraud

    American Federation of Teachers’ members have filed a class-action lawsuit against the student loan servicer Navient for misleading borrowers and called for immediate action.

    US educators fight over student debt and loan fraud
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 September 2018

    EI calls on ILO and governments to improve working conditions in tertiary education

    The necessity to improve terms and conditions of employment in tertiary education, and in particular, to limit the alarming increase in precarious work in the sector was at the heart of debates at the International Labour Organisation’s Global Dialogue Forum on Employment Terms and Conditions in Tertiary Education.

    EI calls on ILO and governments to improve working conditions in tertiary education
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 6 September 2018

    Canada: insecure academic contracts are “major sources of stress”

    Most academic staff working on contract at Canadian universities and colleges aren’t employed on fixed-term contracts by choice, and job precarity is a major source of stress for academics, a survey of the Canadian Association of University Teachers shows.

    Canada: insecure academic contracts are “major sources of stress”
  4. Democracy 25 July 2018

    In Latin America, teachers and students champion the right to attend university, by Yamile Socolovsky

    Yamile Socolovsky

    15 June marked the centenary of the university reform led by the student movement in Córdoba, Argentina. This pioneering reform paved the way for a democratic reconstruction of academic institutions that shook the entire region. The transformation of Latin American public universities became a permanent battleground between those who yearned...

    In Latin America, teachers and students champion the right to attend university, by Yamile Socolovsky
  5. Equity and inclusion 20 June 2018

    On the importance of education for young refugees, by Gloria Ihirwe Ntakirutinka

    Gloria Ihirwe Ntakirutinka

    On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Gloria Ihirwe Ntakirutinka, a young Rwandan refugee pursuing higher education in Senegal, shares her experience and her fight for access to higher education for refugees.

    On the importance of education for young refugees, by Gloria Ihirwe Ntakirutinka
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 June 2018

    Education issues high on the WIPO agenda

    Through statements in plenary, organising a side event, meeting with delegates and collaborating with other civil society actors, Education International has reaffirmed the importance of advancing on international copyright exceptions at the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

    Education issues high on the WIPO agenda
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 May 2018

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller

    Andreas Keller

    Isn’ it ironic? 50 years ago, in May 1968, students in Paris were going to the barricades and aspiring to a societal revolution – and initiated an overdue reform of higher education almost throughout Europe eventually. Today, in May 2018, ministers in charge of higher education from 48 countries belonging...

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller
  8. Leading the profession 14 May 2018

    #ResNet: Research, Refine, Resist!

    Research in education is imperative to reverse misleading education policies and attacks on trade union rights, and it is crucial for education unions to have effective coordination and exchange around national and regional research activities.

    #ResNet: Research, Refine, Resist!
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 April 2018

    When it comes to challenges in higher education, unions make a difference

    "The austerity in public sector budgets, the decline in salaries, the threats to academic freedom, the increasingly precarious nature of work stability, the expansion of privatization, and the reduction in unionised academic staff, are some of the main challenges faced by teachers in higher education”, Nelly Stromquist, an expert in...

    When it comes to challenges in higher education, unions make a difference
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 April 2018

    Education and copyright. It matters to you!

    (YES you can share these images and videos with your students, colleagues and anyone! But that is not always the case.)

    Education and copyright. It matters to you!
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 March 2018

    Passing of outstanding Canadian education unionist

    Education International is sad to learn of the passing of Donald C. Savage, an inspiring educator and committed union leader. He was 85.

    Passing of outstanding Canadian education unionist
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 March 2018

    #8March: Female leadership, strong unionism: a higher education perspective

    Yamile Socolovsky

    In the past, women were rarely able to attend university. It was only in the 20th century that the growing number of women undertaking university courses began to significantly impact the demographics of graduates of higher education. However, much like in the workplace, the acceptance of women in higher education...

    #8March: Female leadership, strong unionism: a higher education perspective
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 26 February 2018

    North American and Caribbean education leaders work towards strong leadership in times of crises

    As Education International convenes its regional affiliates in Trinidad and Tobago, the challenges they face are as varied as they are common, from strengthening democracy, ensuring quality education to the future of trade unionism.

    North American and Caribbean education leaders work towards strong leadership in times of crises
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 February 2018

    Canada: trade unions worried by planned reform of university governance

    Education unions oppose Bill 234, which would make sweeping changes in the system of governance of the University of Montreal, threatening academic freedom and the university’s collegial governance, and deteriorating working conditions.

    Canada: trade unions worried by planned reform of university governance