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 27 February 2009

    Lebanon: LPESPL, driving force against cuts in health care provision for teachers and state employees

    On 1 January 2009 the contract between the Lebanese government and private hospitals to provide medical services to teachers and state employees expired. As of this date private hospitals refused to provide medical treatment to their previous patients even in crucial cases where immediate help was needed, i.e. kidney dialysis...

    Lebanon: LPESPL, driving force against cuts in health care provision for teachers and state employees
  2. News 30 January 2009

    Labour leaders welcomed to White House as media magnate lashes out at teachers’ unions

    “Go after the teacher unions.” That was one piece of advice for President Barack Obama from media baron Rupert Murdoch, who spoke on 30 January to hundreds of business, union and civil society leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Labour leaders welcomed to White House as media magnate lashes out at teachers’ unions
  3. 19 January 2009

    Hurricanes devastate homes and schools

    Haiti’s struggling education system suffered another severe blow as tropical storms and hurricanes hit the island four times in August and September, bringing floods that killed more than 800 people and inflicting almost $1 billion in damage.

    Hurricanes devastate homes and schools
  4. News 6 January 2009

    EI calls for exemption of education institutions from conflict in Palestine

    Education International (EI), which represents 30 million educators worldwide, including the teachers’ organizations of Israel and Palestine, calls on the governments in both Gaza and Israel to do everything possible to prevent more children becoming victims of the current violence.

    EI calls for exemption of education institutions from conflict in Palestine
  5. News 16 December 2008

    Teacher unions tackle climate change, financial crisis

    Real progress on climate change will require collective action by governments worldwide, with the support and involvement of a whole range of social institutions, including trade unions.

    Teacher unions tackle climate change, financial crisis
  6. News 2 December 2008

    Ugandan teachers plan for success

    The Ugandan National Teachers Union (UNATU) presented its strategic plan at an All Donors Strategic Planning meeting in Kampala in mid November 2008. UNATU, sensitive to its role as a vibrant civil society organisation, is streamlining its development programme to better respond to the needs of its members and the...

    Ugandan teachers plan for success
  7. News 28 November 2008

    Worlds of Education: A special edition on human and trade union rights

    The latest issue of EI’s flagship magazine Worlds of Education features a series of articles celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th, and reasserting human and trade union rights of teachers and education workers everywhere.

    Worlds of Education: A special edition on human and trade union rights
  8. News 19 November 2008

    Unions and development organisations cooperate to meet global challenges

    EI’s annual Development Cooperation Meeting was held on 20 and 21 November 2008 in Brussels. The main topic of discussion was the development of a new statement of policy reflecting the current context of development cooperation in a globalized world.

    Unions and development organisations cooperate to meet global challenges
  9. News 19 November 2008

    Key Challenges for Public Education

    Education International is organising a conference titled “Governance, Financing, Evaluation and Climate Change – Key Challenges for Public Education” for its affiliates in the OECD countries.

    Key Challenges for Public Education
  10. News 18 November 2008

    EI demands Haitian government investigate school collapse

    In the wake of the tragic collapse of two schools in Haiti’s capital Port au Prince, Education International is calling on the government and education authorities in Haiti to ensure all schools meet strict safety standards.

    EI demands Haitian government investigate school collapse
  11. News 13 November 2008

    Promising results in the first year of the EI Central Asia Programme

    In May 2008, Education International and some of the Consortium partners (teacher unions from Australia, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the United States) were represented at the first meeting which was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to formally initiate the cooperation and partnership with the EI affiliates in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and...

    Promising results in the first year of the EI Central Asia Programme
  12. News 12 November 2008

    Post-primary vocational education in Guinea

    Marcel Larocque is the president of the Association of French Speaking Teachers of New Brunswick in Canada. In April 2008, he went to Guinea to evaluate the effects and potential for development of a post-primary education programme organised by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). He was accompanied by the Canadian...

    Post-primary vocational education in Guinea
  13. News 16 October 2008

    Workshop strengthens Lebanese unions under the MENA programme

    Within the framework of EI's new Middle East and North Africa (MENA) programme, EI organized two training workshops with EI members in Lebanon, the League of Secondary Public School Teachers in Lebanon (LPESPL) and the Teachers’ Syndicate in Lebanon (TSL).

    Workshop strengthens Lebanese unions under the MENA programme
  14. News 10 October 2008

    EFAIDS looks ahead to 2009

    The EI EFAIDS Evaluation and Planning Workshop for EI staff and partners was held in early September and provided an opportunity to review the Programme which has expanded steadily since 2006 and is now successfully implemented in almost fifty countries across four regions.

    EFAIDS looks ahead to 2009
  15. News 7 October 2008

    Teachers speak out for decent work

    Education International is joining with trade unions in 115 countries in strong support of October 7, the World Day for Decent Work, and the campaign launched by the International Trade Union Federation to demand change in the world economy.

    Teachers speak out for decent work