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 13 May 2008

    Children severely affected by China’s earthquake

    Education International expresses its deep sympathy with the victims of the massive earthquake that struck China on Monday at 14:28 local time with a magnitude of 7.9.

    Children severely affected by China’s earthquake
  2. News 9 May 2008

    Burma: EI calls on the military junta to allow international aid to be delivered by relief agencies

    Education International is deeply concerned by the current situation in Burma caused by the cyclone Nargis and consequent flooding. EI deplores the reluctance of the Burmese authorities to facilitate the delivery of aid so urgently needed by the people of the regions most severely hit.

    Burma: EI calls on the military junta to allow international aid to be delivered by relief agencies
  3. News 14 April 2008

    Teacher union leaders in Europe gather in Brussels to discuss current challenges

    Members of the EI Pan-European Committee and the Executive Board of the European Trade union Committee for Education (ETUCE) are in Brussels today for a two-day meeting to discuss challenges confronting teacher trade unions in the region today.

    Teacher union leaders in Europe gather in Brussels to discuss current challenges
  4. News 5 April 2008

    Teachers mourn sudden death of NUT leader Steve Sinnott

    Steve Sinnott, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers in the UK, died suddenly on 5 April 2008. He was 56. The leaders and members of Education International join with teachers across the UK and indeed around the world in mourning the loss of this outstanding teacher trade unionist,...

    Teachers mourn sudden death of NUT leader Steve Sinnott
  5. News 20 March 2008

    The Success Story of the EI-PGRI Consortium Project

    In 1945, the Persatuan Guru Republik Indonesia (PGRI - "Teachers' Association of the Republic of Indonesia") was established as a teachers' trade union.

    The Success Story of the EI-PGRI Consortium Project
  6. News 19 March 2008

    EI appoints new Deputy General Secretary

    At their meeting in Brussels last week, the officers of Education International voted to appoint Charlie Lennon to the post of Deputy General Secretary. He has been serving as EI’s Chief Coordinator for Administration and for Europe for the past four years, and will take up his new post effective...

    EI appoints new Deputy General Secretary
  7. 13 March 2008

    Africa: EFA threatened by teacher shortage

    A critical shortage of properly trained and qualified teachers is threatening the achievement of Education for All and Millennium Development Goals by 2015, according to a new study by Education International.

    Africa: EFA threatened by teacher shortage
  8. News 22 February 2008

    Sri Lanka: EI and Oxfam Novib open doors to learning

    Teachers, parents and more than a thousand children from a small fishing town in southern Sri Lanka celebrated the opening of their new public school on 20 February.

    Sri Lanka: EI and Oxfam Novib open doors to learning
  9. News 21 February 2008

    Leadership course organised for principals in new schools in Aceh

    As part of the post-tsunami reconstruction and rehabilitation work undertaken by EI in cooperation with NOVIB (OXFAM Netherlands), a leadership course for principals was held in late 2007 in Aceh, Indonesia.

    Leadership course organised for principals in new schools in Aceh
  10. News 15 February 2008

    Masters Programmes for Trade Unionists now Open for Application

    As part of the Global Union Research Network, EI strongly supports the international masters programmes on labour studies. They offer an excellent opportunity for EI member organisations to strengthen their capacities to face the challenges of globalisation.

    Masters Programmes for Trade Unionists now Open for Application
  11. News 6 February 2008

    In memoriam: Willard McGuire

    Distinguished educator and teacher trade unionist Willard McGuire passed away on 2 February at his home in Minnesota. He was 79. McGuire served as president of the National Education Association, the largest education union in the United States, from 1979 to 1983. A devoted children's advocate, he used the power...

    In memoriam: Willard McGuire
  12. News 28 January 2008

    South African teachers mourn loss

    The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is grieving the sudden death of Don Pasquallie, the union's Deputy General Secretary. Pasquallie died in a car accident in Napier, in the Western Cape, early in the morning of 27 January. Four other passengers in the same car died with him, including...

    South African teachers mourn loss
  13. News 26 January 2008

    EI’s 15th Anniversary

    For 15 years now, teachers around the world have been united in solidarity under Education International’s flag. On 26 January 1993, approximately 1,000 delegates from theWorld Confederation of Organisations of the Teaching Profession(WCOTP) and theInternational Federation of Free Teachers Unions(IFFTU) gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, to merge these two rival teacher...

    EI’s 15th Anniversary
  14. News 11 December 2007

    One year later: Strengthening Teachers' trade unions in Africa

    In 2006, EI in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), a German political foundation, launched a project on Strengthening the African Teachers Trade Union Movement.

    One year later: Strengthening Teachers' trade unions in Africa