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  1. Equity and inclusion 12 August 2022

    Indigenous education workers call for a commitment from the region’s governments to education for their peoples

    The call was made in the framework of the IX Regional Conference on Public Education and Indigenous Peoples convened by Education International Latin America. The event was attended by over 150 education workers who travelled to Asuncion, Paraguay from Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, and Paraguay .

    Indigenous education workers call for a commitment from the region’s governments to education for their peoples
  2. Equity and inclusion 10 August 2022

    Indigenous educators from across Latin America come together to strengthen public education

    Convened by Education International Latin America (EILA) on August 9-11, the IX Regional Meeting on Public Education and Indigenous Peoples brought together more than 150 educators from all over the region, representing indigenous peoples from Peru, Panama, Argentina, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay who travelled many miles by air...

    Indigenous educators from across Latin America come together to strengthen public education
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 August 2022

    Mali: Alarming situation in schools under attack from armed groups

    More than 1,800 schools in Mali have closed following attacks or direct threats from armed groups. These groups kidnap teachers, set fire to schools and school materials, and start shooting during lessons. Moustapha Guitteye, General Secretary of the Syndicat National de l’Éducation et la Culture (SNEC), recently went to the...

    Mali: Alarming situation in schools under attack from armed groups
  4. Democracy 8 August 2022

    Education International Latin America to visit Chile to express support for the new constitution and its defence of the right to education

    Representatives of the Education International Latin America Regional Committee will take part in an event, alongside national affiliates, in support of Chile’s proposed new constitution The right to education is enshrined in article 35 of the new draft constitution, which will be put to a referendum on 4 September.

    Education International Latin America to visit Chile to express support for the new constitution and its defence of the right to education
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 5 August 2022

    Ghana: unions win improved living conditions for public service workers

    The Agreement on a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) concluded on 14 July between the Government of Ghana and workers’ unions and associations within the public sector in this country gives all public sector employees increased remuneration.

    Ghana: unions win improved living conditions for public service workers
  6. Standards and working conditions 4 August 2022

    Zimbabwe: Education unions commit to unite to advance social dialogue and quality education

    Education unions in Zimbabwe affiliated to Education International have vowed to unite and work together in the social dialogue processes taking place in their country, aiming to achieve improved outcomes for workers in the education sector.

    Zimbabwe: Education unions commit to unite to advance social dialogue and quality education
  7. Democracy 3 August 2022

    Romanian unionists unite and take action to support Ukrainian educators and students

    Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Fédération des Syndicats Libres de l'Enseignement (FSLE) of Romania has been undertaking many activities in solidarity with Ukrainian colleagues and children. Romanian educators are working as volunteers making sure schools are ready to receive Ukrainian students and organising rapid training for teachers to...

    Romanian unionists unite and take action to support Ukrainian educators and students
  8. Leading the profession 2 August 2022

    Outstanding education unionists receive the Kounka Damianova Award

    The Kounka Damianova Award was given to Borka Visnic of the Teachers Union of Serbia (TUS) and Dorota Obidniak of the Polish Związek Nauczycielstwa Polskiego (ZNP) during the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) Special conference held from 5-6 July, in Liège, Belgium.

    Outstanding education unionists receive the Kounka Damianova Award
  9. Leading the profession 2 August 2022

    Hungary: teachers’ unions win court case on strike

    The Syndicat des Enseignants de Hongrie (PSZ-SEH) and the Teachers' Democratic Union of Hungary (PDSZ), both affiliated to Education International, have had the strike that they organised in January 2022 for a pay raise for teachers and education workers recognised as legal by the National Supreme Court.

    Hungary: teachers’ unions win court case on strike
  10. Democracy 1 August 2022

    Education International Latin America to visit Chile to express support for the new constitution and its defence of the right to education

    The right to education is enshrined in article 35 of the new draft constitution, which will be put to a referendum on 4 September.

    Representatives of the Education International Latin America Regional Committee will take part in an event, alongside national affiliates, in support of Chile’s proposed new constitution.

    Education International Latin America to visit Chile to express support for the new constitution and its defence of the right to education
  11. Equity and inclusion 1 August 2022

    Paraguay: UNE-SN starts building its gender equality policy

    Education International Latin America’s Network of Women Education Workers lent its support to the initiative.

    Within the framework of the activity, UNE-SN joined the campaign for the ratification of ILO C190 led by EILA and the Network of Women Education Workers. Among the key issues addressed at the workshop, the participants highlighted the unequal opportunities between men and women, the gender gaps in care responsibilities...

    Paraguay: UNE-SN starts building its gender equality policy
  12. Union renewal and development 29 July 2022

    Mongolia: Educators committed to trade union renewal

    The research “Trade union transformation in the digital economy: the case of the Federation of Mongolian Education and Science Unions (FMESU)” highlights the challenges the union faces related to the impact of the digital transition.

    Mongolia: Educators committed to trade union renewal
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 27 July 2022

    Belarus: Education International denounces liquidation of independent trade unions and imprisonment of trade unionists

    Education International firmly condemns attacks on free trade unions by the authorities of Belarus as part of the long campaign to destroy democratic forces. On 18 July, the Supreme Court liquidated and dissolved the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP) along with its four member organisations, three of which...

    Belarus: Education International denounces liquidation of independent trade unions and imprisonment of trade unionists
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 July 2022

    Refugee teachers are key to overcoming the teacher shortage and transforming education

    Refugee teachers play a crucial role in their communities. However, oftentimes they do not receive the support they need and face unsurmountable barriers to continuing their career in their host country.

    Refugee teachers are key to overcoming the teacher shortage and transforming education
  15. News 26 July 2022

    Madagascar: education trade unionists relay international solidarity aid to colleagues affected by natural disaster

    In the wake of tropical cyclone Batsirai which hit Madagascar on 5 February, the Fédération chrétienne des enseignants et employés de l’éducation de Madagascar (FEKRIMPAMA) has spared no effort to pass on the financial solidarity aid provided by Education International and its member organisations, responding to the most urgent needs...

    Madagascar: education trade unionists relay international solidarity aid to colleagues affected by natural disaster
  16. Democracy 20 July 2022

    Burkina Faso: teacher trade unionists work for democracy despite numerous political crises

    Following a series of coups d'état in Burkina Faso, the most recent of which took place on 24 January 2022, the Syndicat national des enseignants du secondaire et du supérieur (SNESS - National Union of Secondary and Higher Education Teachers), with financial support from the Canadian Teachers' Federation, organised a...

    Burkina Faso: teacher trade unionists work for democracy despite numerous political crises
  17. Trade union rights are human rights 20 July 2022

    Uganda: Government must put an immediate halt to the intimidation of teachers

    Education International has firmly condemned the intimidation of teachers currently taking industrial action led by the Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU), an organisation affiliated to Education International.

    Uganda: Government must put an immediate halt to the intimidation of teachers
  18. Trade union rights are human rights 18 July 2022

    Global education union movement mourns Aloysius Matthews and celebrates his legacy

    Aloysius Matthews passed away peacefully on July 18, 2022. He was the Chief Regional Coordinator of the Education International Asia Pacific Region from 1996 to 2013. He was also the founding General Secretary of the National Union of the Teaching Profession, Malaysia and Regional Fund Manager for the Civil Society...

    Global education union movement mourns Aloysius Matthews and celebrates his legacy