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Union growth

All teachers and education support personnel have the right to organise and be part of a union that represents and defends their values and interests. However, around the world, education unions are facing serious attacks and operate in increasingly challenging and hostile environments. Revitalising unions, building their power by boosting membership and active participation and maximising impact is the way forward.

Our work in this area

  1. News 17 October 2007

    Ethiopia: EI relaunched Urgent Action Appeal for the release of ETA members

    In light of the Urgent Resolution adopted by its recent 5th World Congress, EI calls on the solidarity and support of its members and partners to ensure the immediate release of detained Ethiopian colleagues.

    Ethiopia: EI relaunched Urgent Action Appeal for the release of ETA members
  2. News 10 October 2007

    Argentina: Carlos Fuentealba remembered

    Teachers in Argentina joined a national strike convened by EI affiliate CTERA on October 4th to demand that those responsible for the assassination of Carlos Fuentealba be brought to justice.

    Argentina: Carlos Fuentealba remembered
  3. News 5 October 2007

    Students detained in Gaza

    Education International is deeply concerned by reports that up to 600 students have been denied exit from Gaza despite assurances from the Israeli authorities that they would be allowed to leave.

    Students detained in Gaza
  4. News 1 October 2007

    Burma: Urgent Action Appeal

    Education International encourages all member organisations to write to the Burmese representatives in their countries following the recent violent repression used to break up peaceful demonstrations.

    Burma: Urgent Action Appeal
  5. News 28 September 2007

    EI deplores repression of academics and students in Bangladesh

    EI has written to Ehsanul Haque, Private Secretary to the Chief Adviser of Bangladesh, expressing concern at the violent repression of university student protests.

    EI deplores repression of academics and students in Bangladesh
  6. News 28 September 2007

    PSI World Congress

    The world must not stand aside, but must act in support of a free and democratic Burma. That is the message from the World Congress of the Public Services International, taking place in Vienna from 24 to 28 September.

    PSI World Congress
  7. News 30 August 2007

    Colombia: Raquel Castro finally released

    EI is delighted to inform all members and Global Union partners that Raquel Castro, Colombian teacher and union activist, was released from prison last August 2nd.

    Colombia: Raquel Castro finally released
  8. News 23 August 2007

    Mexico: Solution to the conflict in Oaxaca must be found, says EI

    Following the resolution passed by the 5th EI World Congress held in July 2007, EI urges the governor of the State of Oaxaca, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, to find an immediate and satisfactory solution to end the conflict between the authorities and teachers.

    Mexico: Solution to the conflict in Oaxaca must be found, says EI
  9. News 14 August 2007

    Peru: Government urged to respect teachers' rights

    The 5th EI World Congress held from 22-26 July in Berlin passed an urgent resolution on the current situation in Peru, where the conflict between the government and teachers has resulted in many arrested and one teacher killed.

    Peru: Government urged to respect teachers' rights
  10. News 9 August 2007

    Albania: EI deplores eviction of trade union confederations

    Education International has written to the Albanian government to protest against the expulsion of nationally recognised trade union confederations the KSSH and the BSPSH from their offices in Tirana.

    Albania: EI deplores eviction of trade union confederations
  11. News 6 August 2007

    EI urges Philipines government to address extrajudicial killings

    Education International has written to the President of the Philippines following an urgent resolution adopted at the 5th World Congress calling on the government to immediately put a stop to extrajudicial killings and involuntary disappearances.

    EI urges Philipines government to address extrajudicial killings