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. News 22 January 2010

    Dominican teachers show solidarity to Haitian refugees

    Teacher unionists in the Dominican Republic are doing their utmost to bring water, food and medicine into the border zone as Haitian refugees flee Port-au-Prince in search of humanitarian relief.

    Dominican teachers show solidarity to Haitian refugees
  2. News 21 January 2010

    Unionists care: AFT affiliate sends medical help to Haiti

    A dozen nurses, paramedics and other health professionals affiliated to the American Federation of Teachers left for Haiti on 20 January to provide much-needed medical assistance for the victims of the devastating earthquake.

    Unionists care: AFT affiliate sends medical help to Haiti
  3. News 18 January 2010

    Haitian teacher unionists found alive

    EI is happy to report that two more leaders of its Haitian affiliate are confirmed to have survived the massive earthquake that devastated the capital Port-au-Prince last week.

    Haitian teacher unionists found alive
  4. News 15 January 2010

    Teacher trade unionists missing after Haiti disaster

    Following Tuesday's devastating earthquake in Haiti, EI is trying to establish contact with the colleagues of its national affiliate, the Confédération National des Enseignants d’Haïti (CNEH). While EI has received news of some colleagues, others are still unreachable. Any assistance in establishing communication with them would be greatly appreciated.

    Teacher trade unionists missing after Haiti disaster
  5. News 13 January 2010

    Teachers gear up to help Haiti

    Education International and its affiliates are beginning to collect information and funds in preparation for an international solidarity effort to assist members and their families in earthquake-stricken Haiti.

    Teachers gear up to help Haiti
  6. News 12 January 2010

    EI opens its new African regional office

    On January 7, the new EI office premises in Accra, Ghana, were formally opened by the Minister of Education for Ghana, in the presence of EI President Susan Hopgood, EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen and EI Deputy General Secretary Charlie Lennon.

    EI opens its new African regional office
  7. 22 December 2009

    Dutch, Burundian and Indian teachers share experiences

    “When I saw the ad in our union magazine …I thought: Okay, why not?” says Rachel Heller, teacher and International Coordinator at Maartens College, and a member of EI’s Dutch affiliate AOb. “I had spent two years Malawi as a teacher before. I wanted to do it again.” “I thought:...

    Dutch, Burundian and Indian teachers share experiences
  8. 22 December 2009

    COP 15 - Teachers lead the way on sustainability

    As thousands of scientists, environmentalists, journalists, policymakers and world leaders prepare for COP 15, the crucial United Nations climate change conference taking place in Copenhagen in December, teachers and trade unionists are also mobilising to help ensure that a strong new agreement is reached.

    COP 15 - Teachers lead the way on sustainability
  9. 22 December 2009

    EI President steps down after election to federal public office

    Australian teacher and trade unionist Susan Hopgood takes on the presidency of Education International following the resignation of EI President Thulas Nxesi, who has been elected to the National Assembly of the Republic of South Africa.

    EI President steps down after election to federal public office
  10. News 21 December 2009

    Worlds of Education 32 now available

    The latest issue of EI's flagship magazine, Worlds of Education, reports on the various activities organised by affiliates on World Teachers’ Day.

    Worlds of Education 32 now available
  11. News 25 November 2009

    European education unions meet in Warsaw

    More than 300 teachers and education workers from 46 countries across Europe, meeting in Warsaw for the EI Regional Conference and ETUCE General Assembly, were asked to take a decision on a resolution to amend the bylaws of the organisation to create a unified structure of political leadership and a...

    European education unions meet in Warsaw
  12. News 19 November 2009

    EI mourns Neil Kearney, hero in the fight against child labour

    Education International joins with brothers and sisters in the labour movement around the world in grieving the passing of respected international trade union leader Neil Kearney, who died suddenly on 18 November in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    EI mourns Neil Kearney, hero in the fight against child labour
  13. News 28 October 2009

    Iran: Some teachers released, others remain in prison

    Mohammad-Reza Rezaie-Garakani was freed on 21 October and Sajad Khaksari was freed on 24 October, 2009. Both of them are now out of prison but are still awaiting trial.

    Iran: Some teachers released, others remain in prison
  14. News 21 September 2009

    EI President steps down after election to federal public office

    Australian teacher and trade unionist Susan Hopgood will take on the presidency of Education International following the resignation of EI President Thulas Nxesi, who has been elected to the National Assembly of the Republic of South Africa.

    EI President steps down after election to federal public office
  15. News 11 September 2009

    Sierra Leone: EI sends condolences to families of shipwreck victims

    Education International is disturbed to learn that 221 people are missing after a boat capsized off the coast of Sierra Leone, including many children heading off to begin a new school year.

    Sierra Leone: EI sends condolences to families of shipwreck victims
  16. 1 September 2009

    Teachers and children survive tsunami trauma with help from EI

    Irianti Syabaruddin, a teacher and mother of three, was at the supermarket on that fateful Sunday morning when the earthquake hit. The floor lurched under her feet and groceries began crashing down off the shelves. Then all she could think of was getting home to her family as quickly as...

    Teachers and children survive tsunami trauma with help from EI
  17. 1 September 2009

    EI helps rebuild education after tsunami’s devastation

    Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Girls in exquisite golden headdresses and traditional costumes of green and black brocade tossed pink flower blossoms as they danced to welcome visitors to the closing ceremony of Education International’s post-tsunami project in Aceh, the region of northern Sumatra most devastated by the cataclysmic tsunami of...

    EI helps rebuild education after tsunami’s devastation