David Edwards, General Secretary of Education International, the global federation of teachers and education workers, expressed his outrage after the headquarters of the Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (CGIL), the largest union confederation in Italy, was ransacked by neo-fascists.The attack on the CGIL in Italy is an assault on democracy
During last weekend’s meeting, G7 leaders announced their support for theGirls’ Education Declaration and committed to addressing the setbacks brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, financial commitments announced for the Global Partnership for Education are below the amount needed to ensure the most vulnerable have access to education.G7 leaders commit to support girls’ education but fall short on financing the promise
A study for the ETUCE, EI’s European region, showed the impact of market ideology and management practices and privatisation on industrial relations and social dialogue. In addition to looking at the evolution of EU policy in the past decade, researchers studied different methods and results of industrial relations in Francophone...Europe: Study on industrial relations and privatisation
In Italy, the first COVID-19 cases were discovered at the end of January. It was another month before the spread of the virus forced us to suspend face-to-face lessons. At the beginning of March, teachers, in lockdown at home, began distance teaching, while administrative, technical and cleaning staff still had...“COVID-19 crisis: the education situation in Italy”, by Rossella Benedetti.
Italian education trade union is asking educators to sign a manifesto laying out seven points for inclusive education during COVID-19.Italy: A trade union Manifesto for inclusive education
Examples of the work done by Education International and its member organisations in different parts of the world since the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted in 1995, demonstrate the power of taking collective action to find collective solutions.Beijing +25: "Making the Promise of Beijing a Reality for Learners and for Education Sector Workers."
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