Ei-iE

Union renewal and development

We bring together our member organisations to discuss and share experiences, good practices and ideas on responding to collective challenges. Together we are building the education unions of the future: mass participation organisations that reflect the diverse interests and identities of their members and offer educators a multitude of ways to engage and contribute.

Our work in this area

  1. Opinion 2 May 2018

    #EI25: "Making a difference in a different world", by Davanand Sinanan (TTUTA, Trinidad and Tobago)

    Davanand Sinanan

    Few would argue that the world has changed in a significant manner over the last decade through a combination of geopolitics and communication technology. The rapid rate of change seems to have caught most people off-guard and as a result is struggling to keep pace. Very few analysists have been...

    #EI25: "Making a difference in a different world", by Davanand Sinanan (TTUTA, Trinidad and Tobago)
  2. News 29 March 2018

    Passing of Tom ‘Father Africa’ Bediako

    Education International is sad to learn of the passing of Tom Bediako, an outstanding Ghanaian education trade unionist, who for over 10 years made a considerable contribution to the strengthening of education unions and quality education in Africa as Education International’s Chief Regional Coordinator for the region.”

    Passing of Tom ‘Father Africa’ Bediako
  3. News 27 March 2018

    The responsibility of the French-speaking public authorities in guaranteeing quality public education for all is reaffirmed

    During Global Francophonie Week, the Comité syndical francophone de l'éducation et de la formation recalled the need for democracy around the world, which necessarily requires “free quality public education funded mainly by States”.

    The responsibility of the French-speaking public authorities in guaranteeing quality public education for all is reaffirmed
  4. News 23 March 2018

    Launch of Education Workforce Initiative

    Education International has welcomed the launch of the Education Workforce Initiative by the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.

    Launch of Education Workforce Initiative
  5. News 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
  6. News 6 March 2018

    Japan Teachers' Union reaches out

    Getting involved in development cooperation represents a key way for the Japan Teachers' Union to express its core values, as well as gain and retain younger members, vital to union renewal.

    Japan Teachers' Union reaches out
  7. News 6 March 2018

    Development cooperation, an ideal tool for union renewal

    Education International and its affiliates have committed themselves and worked, through their development cooperation activities, towards ensuring that young and early stage teachers and support personnel are adequately represented and empowered within their unions.

    Development cooperation, an ideal tool for union renewal
  8. News 6 March 2018

    Algerian unions work towards increased gender equality

    Algerian education unions are working with Education International to address gender equality issues in their unions as part of a capacity development programme.

    Algerian unions work towards increased gender equality
  9. News 1 March 2018

    Education International begins new chapter with new general secretary

    After 25 years Fred van Leeuwen officially hands over the keys to David Edwards, who will lead the organisation into its next phase promoting the teaching profession and public education around the world.

    Education International begins new chapter with new general secretary
  10. News 15 February 2018

    EI: New podcast marks 25 years of solidarity with education workers

    As Education International (EI) celebrates its 25th anniversary, a new podcast helps us look back to past achievements that have helped thousands of teachers deliver quality education, no matter the circumstances.

    EI: New podcast marks 25 years of solidarity with education workers
  11. News 14 February 2018

    The Council of Global Unions condemns attacks on labour rights

    The Council of Global Unions held its 12th meeting with a clear message in support of its members in the USA and against attacks on the American trade union movement.

    The Council of Global Unions condemns attacks on labour rights