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  1. Equity and inclusion 21 September 2022

    Education International brings the voice of the teaching profession to the Transforming Education Summit

    Education International brought the voice of the teaching profession to world leaders at the Transforming Education Summit. The United Nations summit was convened to focus on education, and led to the creation of a Global Commission on the Teaching Profession.

    Education International brings the voice of the teaching profession to the Transforming Education Summit
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 20 September 2022

    Indonesia: Teachers and lecturers’ professionalism must be reflected and recognised in the law

    The Teachers' Association of the Republic of Indonesia (PGRI, from the Indonesian acronym) has urged public authorities to restore the reference to the teacher professional allowance to the draft law on the national education system.

    Indonesia: Teachers and lecturers’ professionalism must be reflected and recognised in the law
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 16 September 2022

    Gabon: a favourable start to the 2022 academic year thanks to social dialogue

    Launching its trade union activities at the start of the new school year, national education union, SENA (Syndicat de l’Education Nationale) welcomed the progress achieved last year through social dialogue and called on the government to continue with the talks in order to resolve the issues raised by the union...

    Gabon: a favourable start to the 2022 academic year thanks to social dialogue
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 September 2022

    World leaders meet to transform education at global summit

    The critically important role of governments as guarantors and providers of free quality public education for all has never been clearer. The United Nation’s Transforming Education Summit (TES) a global meeting of Heads of State to focus on education, will take place on 19 September in New York. The TES...

    World leaders meet to transform education at global summit
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 15 September 2022

    Latin America and the world to celebrate Paulo Freire's legacy

    This commemoration will take place at the closing of the events to mark Freire's centenary in Recife, Brazil. Activities include the VI Meeting of the Latin American Pedagogical Movement and the Meeting of the Education International Latin America (EILA) Network of Education Workers.

    Latin America and the world to celebrate Paulo Freire's legacy
  6. Democracy 13 September 2022

    Kosovo: Teachers’ strike for decent pay met with intimidation campaign

    Teachers in Kosovo have joined administration workers in a general strike for decent pay. Since the beginning of the strike on August 25, the Union of Education, Science and Culture of Kosova, Education International member organisation, has been the target of repeated attacks from a government that refuses to negotiate...

    Kosovo: Teachers’ strike for decent pay met with intimidation campaign
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 13 September 2022

    Iranian teachers continue to face repression, despite recent release of union officials

    Last month, EI welcomed the release on bail of three Iranian teacher union activists. They were amongst the many teachers that have been arrested and detained since May Day in Iran. Despite the good news, the CCITTA and Education International call on the international teaching community to keep the pressure...

    Iranian teachers continue to face repression, despite recent release of union officials
  8. Democracy 5 September 2022

    Polish educators in full solidarity with Ukrainian colleagues and children

    From hosting refugees in union buildings, to organising donations, volunteering at border crossings and reception centres and organising classes for children, education unions and their members in Poland have shown great solidarity with those fleeing the war raging in the neighbouring country of Ukraine.

    Polish educators in full solidarity with Ukrainian colleagues and children
  9. Standards and working conditions 5 September 2022

    Netherlands: Successful fight to close pay gap between primary and secondary teachers

    Through a continuous movement of industrial action embracing individual teachers’ demands, the Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOb) has been able to win public support and obtain greater investment in public education and teachers from the new government. This led to a significant reduction of the pay gap between primary and secondary teachers.

    Netherlands: Successful fight to close pay gap between primary and secondary teachers
  10. News 5 September 2022

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  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 30 August 2022

    Nigeria: Union deeply advocating free quality public education

    For many years now , the National Union of Teachers (NUT) in Nigeria has been pushing for public education. Efforts include joining Education International’s Global Response campaign to counter the privatisation of education institutions, which undermines the right to education.

    Nigeria: Union deeply advocating free quality public education
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 30 August 2022

    Ukraine: Trade unions strongly oppose new law that undermines labour rights, collective bargaining, and democracy

    A new law deprives as many as 70% of Ukrainian workers of labour protections, including their collective bargaining rights. Trade unions in Ukraine, including Education International member organisation, the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine, are dismayed at this push to undermine the rights of workers in...

    Ukraine: Trade unions strongly oppose new law that undermines labour rights, collective bargaining, and democracy
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 26 August 2022

    Nepal: Privatisation does not ensure equal access to education, more investment in public education is needed

    The Research “Lessons from the COVID- Pandemic in Nepal” analyses the impact of COVID-19 on education, highlights the role of teacher unions in protecting the rights of teachers and calls for policy measures to protect decent learning conditions for students and decent employment conditions for teachers.

    Nepal: Privatisation does not ensure equal access to education, more investment in public education is needed
  14. Union renewal and development 25 August 2022

    The winds of trade union change blow across Africa

    A webinar organised by Education International’s regional office for Africa (EIRAF) was the opportunity for an enriching and useful exchange of experiences of trade union renewal between member organisations in Cameroon, Mali, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire.

    The winds of trade union change blow across Africa
  15. Democracy 25 August 2022

    Ukraine: Education International condemns Russian attacks against teachers and education in occupied territories

    In a horrific effort to rewrite history and indoctrinate, Russian forces are cracking down on teachers and education in occupied territories in Ukraine. According to Serhiy Shkarlet, Ukraine’s Minister of Education and Science, the Russian army is burning Ukrainian books and threatening, arresting, and torturing teachers in the Kherson region...

    Ukraine: Education International condemns Russian attacks against teachers and education in occupied territories
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 20 August 2022

    Teacher strike in Norway!

    All teacher trade unions are now on strike in Norway. The two main reasons are the lack of qualified teachers, and salaries.

    Teacher strike in Norway!
  17. Union growth 17 August 2022

    Mexico: Better conditions for SNTE pensioners and more certainty for workers: ACS

    The Mexican education workers’ union, the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE), and the Secretary of State for Welfare are to set up a special programme to improve conditions for the organisation’s retirees and pensioners.

    Mexico: Better conditions for SNTE pensioners and more certainty for workers: ACS