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 10 August 2009

    Sri Lanka: Union concerned about situation of displaced teachers and pupils

    The Ceylon Tamil Teachers’ Union (CTTU) submitted a report to the Sri Lankan minister of education, Hon Susil Prema Jeyanth, expressing its concerns about teachers and pupils currently living in refugee camps in the Vanni region, located in the northern part of the country.

    Sri Lanka: Union concerned about situation of displaced teachers and pupils
  2. News 4 August 2009

    The ALPO/NTAL Rural Teachers Housing Project in Liberia

    Two Liberian teacher unions ALPO (All Liberian Professional Organisation) and NTAL (National Teachers Association of Liberia) have launched a community based project to construct adequate housing in rural areas for teachers.

    The ALPO/NTAL Rural Teachers Housing Project in Liberia
  3. News 3 August 2009

    EI helps rebuild education after tsunami’s devastation

    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 26 December 2004.

    EI helps rebuild education after tsunami’s devastation
  4. News 5 June 2009

    Attacks continue on Turkish teachers

    Turkish police and security forces used excessive violence against teachers who were demonstrating for the right to collective bargaining.

    Attacks continue on Turkish teachers
  5. News 2 June 2009

    Worlds of Education: June edition now on-line

    The latest edition of EI’s flagship publication focuses on the global economic crisis and the struggle of teacher trade unionists to ensure that governments worldwide include significant investment in education as part of their recovery plans.

    Worlds of Education: June edition now on-line
  6. News 22 April 2009

    EI European Committee tackles impact of financial crisis on education

    The impact of the financial crisis on education services and on teachers salaries was one of the dominant issues considered when the EI European Regional Committee, which also includes the Executive Board of ETUCE, the body which deals with the European Union issues, met in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday...

    EI European Committee tackles impact of financial crisis on education
  7. News 1 April 2009

    Cape Town for EI Congress 2011

    The EI Executive Board has confirmed its choice of Cape Town, South Africa, as the venue for the 2011 World Congress. The Congress will take place from 19-26 July 2011 in the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) which is near the waterfront and surrounded by many hotels. The large...

    Cape Town for EI Congress 2011
  8. News 31 March 2009

    Getting the World to Work: Global Union Strategies for Recovery

    As millions of people around the world suffer the impact of the economic crisis, the global trade union movement is developing a bold strategy for recovery, a strategy based on social justice, decent jobs and international solidarity instead of unfairness, exploitation and greed.

    Getting the World to Work: Global Union Strategies for Recovery
  9. News 30 March 2009

    Teachers join in call for G20 to put people first

    Teachers and trade unionists were well-represented among the 35,000 demonstrators who marched through the streets of London on 28 March to demand that leaders of the G20 make the needs of working people and the poor top priority when they meet this week to draft a global economic recovery plan.

    Teachers join in call for G20 to put people first
  10. News 26 March 2009

    Invest in education to mitigate economic crisis, EI leaders say

    Members of EI's Executive Board discussed a wide range of issues, in particular the emerging impact of the global economic crisis on public education around the world. Expressing concern that it will be a deep and lengthy crisis, the Board reaffirmed the importance of significant investment in quality public services...

    Invest in education to mitigate economic crisis, EI leaders say
  11. News 25 March 2009

    Georgia: Pilot project on collective bargaining launched

    The first EI workshop on negotiations and organising was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 12 -13 March 2009, thus paving the way for a new initiative to support its members in the South East European region.

    Georgia: Pilot project on collective bargaining launched
  12. News 24 March 2009

    EI leaders tackle economic crisis, other pressing issues

    Developing strategies to minimise the impact of the global economic crisis on teachers, teacher unions and the education sector worldwide will be one of the top-priority items on the agenda as leaders of Education International meet from 24-26 March in Brussels.

    EI leaders tackle economic crisis, other pressing issues
  13. 23 March 2009

    Union skills and radical action needed on climate change

    Planet Earth faces the real danger of abrupt climate change in the next 10 to 30 years, the consequences of which would be so catastrophic that the international community needs to take concerted and radical action now.

    Union skills and radical action needed on climate change
  14. News 16 March 2009

    Latest edition of Worlds of Education now available for download

    The 29th edition of EI's flagship magazine "Worlds of Education" focuses on the latest EI documentary produced for the Video for Union Educators (VUE) project: "Beyond Burma: lessons in hope for refugee children". The video offers a glimpse into the lives of dedicated teachers who, with few resources but plenty...

    Latest edition of Worlds of Education now available for download
  15. News 3 March 2009

    Let world leaders know what your organisation thinks - join the pre-G20 demonstration in London on 28th March!

    Education International and the International Trade Union Confederation are recommending that member organisations, and in particular those in the G20 countries, be represented at a TUC- organised march and rally in London on 28th March, immediately prior to the meeting of the G20 countries in London on 2nd April.

    Let world leaders know what your organisation thinks - join the pre-G20 demonstration in London on 28th March!