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  1. Union growth 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
  2. Equity and inclusion 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
  3. 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
  4. Standards and working conditions 16 February 2018

    UK: Solidarity with education union’s fight over university pensions

    Education International’s European region, ETUCE, has sent a message of solidarity to University and College Unions members at 61 UK universities who are due to walk out soon in a dispute over changes to the universities’ pension scheme.

    UK: Solidarity with education union’s fight over university pensions
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2017

    Canadian college instructors forced back to work

    A month-long strike has abruptly ended after the Ontario government passed legislation forcing college instructors back to the classroom days after the latest contract offer was rejected and a renewed call for negotiations was made.

    Canadian college instructors forced back to work
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 October 2017

    The ‘core value’ of academic freedom is voiced in Paris

    The status of higher education teaching personnel was the focus of an Education International event in Paris where academics were joined by teachers’ unions to shed light on a sector under threat.

    The ‘core value’ of academic freedom is voiced in Paris
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 October 2017

    Higher education teaching personnel to be celebrated in Paris

    To mark the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Recommendation on Higher Education Teaching Personnel, Education International is throwing the spotlight on tenure, academic freedom, self-governance and collegiality, which are being challenged around the world.

    Higher education teaching personnel to be celebrated in Paris
  8. Standards and working conditions

    Twenty years later: International efforts to protect the rights of higher education teaching personnel remain insufficient

    Nelly P. Stromquist

    18 October 2017

    The prevailing discourse on higher education has raised a voice concerning quality, equality, and equity—all centered on students. Surprisingly, such discussions have remained relatively silent on another set of actors crucial to the teaching/learning process: higher education personnel.

    Twenty years later: International efforts to protect the rights of higher education teaching personnel remain insufficient
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  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 October 2017

    Ghana: Introduction of free senior high school education welcomed

    Ghanaian trade union leaders have warmly welcomed the decision of Ghana’s president to set up the Free Senior High School Programme.

    Ghana: Introduction of free senior high school education welcomed
  10. Union growth 5 October 2017

    World Teachers’ Day brings professional freedom and empowerment into focus

    As the contributions and significance of teachers are recognised, this year’s focus has turned toward the diminishing freedoms facing the profession and the empowerment needed to allow teachers to work effectively in a challenging world.

    World Teachers’ Day brings professional freedom and empowerment into focus
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 June 2017

    UK: Report warns of low levels of protection for academic freedom

    The University and College Union has launched a report showing significantly lower levels of protection for academic freedom in the UK, when compared to other EU countries.

    UK: Report warns of low levels of protection for academic freedom
  12. Leading the profession 31 May 2017

    Education unions forge a pathway from research to advocacy

    With an aim to research, refine, and resist, teachers’ unions are reinforcing their leading role at the cutting edge of research methods and practices at the 13th annual Education International Research Network meeting.

    Education unions forge a pathway from research to advocacy
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    A joint vision for secondary and higher education for all in Europe

    19 May 2017

    The present joint action programme is proposed by the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU), the European Students’ Union (ESU), and Education International (EI) to their members and partners, in order to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 related goals, which the United Nations...

    A joint vision for secondary and higher education for all in Europe
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