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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 August 2016

    UK: Labour pledge return of education maintenance allowance and maintenance grant

    Education unions reacted positively to the Labour Party’s announcement on 17 August that it will restore the education maintenance allowance and the maintenance grant if it wins power at the next general election.

    UK: Labour pledge return of education maintenance allowance and maintenance grant
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 28 June 2016

    Quality assurance of higher education well underway

    The importance of student centred learning was emphasised by Education International to mark the completion of the first phase of activities of the Enhancing quality through innovative policy and practice project on 9 June.

    Quality assurance of higher education well underway
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 June 2016

    UK: Trade union action escalates in university pay dispute

    The University and College Union in the United Kingdom has decided on a strategy of disruption targeted at open days, graduation days and an assessment boycott to protest short-term contracts and a gender pay gap.

    UK: Trade union action escalates in university pay dispute
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 May 2016

    UK university lecturers stage walkout in fight for equal gender pay and fair contracts

    Members of the University and College Union have launched a two-day strike across the UK in response to falling salaries and precarious contracts after the employers’ final offer was viewed as “an insult.”

    UK university lecturers stage walkout in fight for equal gender pay and fair contracts
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 October 2015

    South Africa’s president backs down from raising university tuition

    President Jacob Zuma has reversed his decision to raise tuition fees in 2016 amid major student protests that have swept across the country in opposition to a proposed 11.5 percent hike.

    South Africa’s president backs down from raising university tuition
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 July 2015

    Successful first ever Further and Higher Education Caucus

    The Education International President Susan Hopgood inaugurated the first ever Further and Higher Education Caucus at the EI 7th World Congress on 20 July in Ottawa, Canada.

    Successful first ever Further and Higher Education Caucus
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 May 2015

    Iraq: Kurdistan’s teachers renew vow to work with education ministry

    The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union has reaffirmed its intension to work with the Iraqi Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research to improve the quality of education, teachers’ status, and working and living conditions.

    Iraq: Kurdistan’s teachers renew vow to work with education ministry
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 March 2015

    Spain’s universities go on strike against government reform

    Public higher education is shutting down today in Spain, as teachers, support staff and students close ranks against the latest government’s reforms, arguing that they open the path to privatisation and hamper access for all.

    Spain’s universities go on strike against government reform
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 January 2015

    Trade unionists gathered in Vienna to challenge the liberalisation of public services in TTIP and beyond

    On 15 and 16 January 2015 ETUCE together with EPSU, AK and ÖGB are organizing a training seminar on how to challenge the liberalisation of public services in TTIP, CETA and TiSA.The event is taking place in the premises of ÖGB in Vienna and has gathered 100 trade union representatives...

    Trade unionists gathered in Vienna to challenge the liberalisation of public services in TTIP and beyond
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 November 2014

    Higher Education Conference demands quality and equality in education

    Over 80 delegates have convened in Brussels to discuss the state of the art of higher education and research, with a special focus on the effects of privatisation and marketisation.

    Higher Education Conference demands quality and equality in education
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 October 2014

    Canadian academics heighten calls for fair employment

    The theme of this year’s Fair Employment Week, ‘Fair for All,’ highlights the importance of protecting all academic staff, from professors to librarians and researchers, working at universities across Canada.

    Canadian academics heighten calls for fair employment
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 August 2014

    Health crisis forces Higher Ed Conference to relocate

    With the Ebola virus spreading sickness and fear throughout Western Africa, the president of Ghana has cancelled all international events, forcing November’s Higher Education and Research Conference to find a new host.

    Health crisis forces Higher Ed Conference to relocate
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 May 2014

    Fragmented career paths in higher education: downward spiral for quality of education in Germany and Sweden - GEW and SULF denounce

    EI/ETUCE affiliates GEW (German Education and Research Workers’ Union) and SULF (Swedish Association of University Teachers) joined in cooperation to fight for quality education and decent working conditions in higher education at the 5th Follow-up Congress on the Templin Manifesto of GEW held on 2 April 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

    Fragmented career paths in higher education: downward spiral for quality of education in Germany and Sweden - GEW and SULF denounce