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  1. 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
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Creating a supportive working environment in European higher education

    Marie Clarke

    30 April 2015

    Creating a positive working environment is key to the future success of higher education across Europe. Self-direction and autonomy are positive influences in the work context. Those who feel supported at work will enjoy their experience, like their jobs and have high levels of job satisfaction. The capacity to form...

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  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    The Bologna Process under threat

    29 April 2015

    In this study, academics across nine countries in Europe identified a number of key issues that impacted upon their working environment. These included the impact of decreased funding; the difficulties experienced in forming supportive relationships; negative experiences of academic life in the initial years; a deterioration in working conditions; the...

    The Bologna Process under threat
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  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    EI Report to the Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation concerning Teachers | 2015

    15 April 2015

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation concerning Teachers (CEART) is a joint committee of the ILO and UNESCO composed of 12 Experts. It meets every three years and is charged with monitoring the implementation of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers and the...

    EI Report to the Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation concerning Teachers | 2015
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  5. 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
  6. Standards and working conditions

    The Status of Teachers and the Teaching Profession

    Vasileios Symeonidis

    3 March 2015

    This report is based on an extensive survey (responses from 73 Education International (EI) member organisations from all regions). It reveals the threats to the status of teachers from misguided “reforms” leading to precarious working conditions for teachers and education workers and curbing teachers' professional development, professional autonomy, social dialogue,...

    The Status of Teachers and the Teaching Profession
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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 March 2014

    Higher Education: early stage researchers’ status to be solved

    On 6 -7 of March, 38 ETUCE members from 22 different countries, met in the framework of the Higher Education& Research Standing Committee (HERSC) meeting.

    Higher Education: early stage researchers’ status to be solved
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 January 2014

    UK: Union dismisses employers’ hypocrisy over damage to students’ education

    The University and College Union (UCU), one of EI’s national affiliates in the UK, has announced plans for a series of two-hour strikes beginning on 23 January aimed at disrupting teaching at universities as part of a row over pay. Education unionists have also condemned that claim by the Universities...

    UK: Union dismisses employers’ hypocrisy over damage to students’ education
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 January 2014

    UK: Union dismisses employers’ hypocrisy over damage to students’ education

    The University and College Union (UCU), one of EI’s national affiliates in the UK, has announced plans for a series of two-hour strikes beginning on 23 January aimed at disrupting teaching at universities as part of a row over pay. Education unionists have also condemned that claim by the Universities...

    UK: Union dismisses employers’ hypocrisy over damage to students’ education
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 January 2014

    Application for Global Labour University programmes opened

    The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply for its Masters in ‘Labour Policies and Globalisation’ course offered by the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics and Law in Germany, and the newly launched GLU Masters in ‘Labour and Global Workers’ Rights’...

    Application for Global Labour University programmes opened
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 December 2013

    Call for applications for teaching excellence award

    The Central European University (CEU) is calling for applications for its third annual European Award for excellence in teaching in the social sciences and humanities. The award, launched in 2011 to mark the CEU’s 20th anniversary, is the first and only such pan-European honour and is accompanied by a €5,000...

    Call for applications for teaching excellence award