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Education unions in France mobilised on 13 January calling for staff to be respected and that schools have the resources they need to function amid the COVID-19 health crisis. The trigger for the strike was the health protocol for schools, announced in the press just hours before the start of...France: wide participation in strike action against the management of the health crisis in schools
International trade union cooperation was at the heart of recent activities by the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT). It has successfully engaged with the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) and the Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ). This cooperation will allow the Swaziland/Eswatini education union to strengthen...Eswatini: International trade union cooperation and solidarity to support educators
As we welcome 2022, Education International and its member organisations restate their unwavering commitment to protect and promote the rights of teachers and education support personnel and ensure free quality public education for all across the world.Happy New Year from the world’s educators!
Education International and its member organisations urge the government of Iran to allow teachers to exercise their right to request fair pay and the release of jailed colleagues without fearing violence or arbitrary arrest. The call follows the arrest of a teacher trade union leader and the ongoing detention of...Iran: Government must halt ongoing violations of educators’ rights
If there is one thing we never see again, let it be a crematorium waiting list. Let temporary morgue tents be just that—temporary. We have the capacity to make that happen—to prepare for the next global public health crisis, so we never see this level of chaos and destruction again,...Expanding Vaccines Beyond Our Borders
Uganda is considered the top refugee-hosting country in Africa and one of the top five hosting countries in the world. Statistics reveal that close to 1.5 million refugees live in Uganda.UNATU’s experience supporting teachers in refugee areas