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  1. Leading the profession 30 September 2022

    World Teachers’ Day 2022: We transform education

    On September 19 world leaders met at the United Nations and committed to transforming education everywhere. Teachers are at the heart of this transformation; they must be trusted and supported to make quality public education a reality for all students.

    World Teachers’ Day 2022: We transform education
  2. Young members 29 September 2022

    Mongolia: Ongoing efforts towards trade union transformation and renewal

    Following the recent launch of the research “Trade union transformation in the digital economy: the case of the Federation of Mongolian Education and Science Unions (FMESU)”, the Mongolian education union started embarking in activities to implement the three-year project “Trade union transformation and the digital economy”.

    Mongolia: Ongoing efforts towards trade union transformation and renewal
  3. Standards and working conditions 27 September 2022

    India: Teachers demand the reinstatement of their old pension scheme under union management

    The All India Primary Teachers’ Federation (AIPTF) has taken a strong stand defending teachers and government employees fighting for their postretirement benefits, especially pensions, so that they can lead decent lives. Answering its call, union members and teachers protested in large numbers in over 20 Indian provinces on September 20th...

    India: Teachers demand the reinstatement of their old pension scheme under union management
  4. Climate action and literacy 27 September 2022

    Teach the Teacher: Students and teachers join forces for climate education

    The student-led Teach the Teacher campaign continues with a new round of events around the world. The campaign is focused on educating teachers about climate change, climate justice, and equipping them with the resources and confidence they need to implement climate education in their classrooms.

    Teach the Teacher: Students and teachers join forces for climate education
  5. Union renewal and development 23 September 2022

    Latin American Pedagogical Movement renews its commitment to Paulo Freire’s legacy

    The closing of the Paulo Freire centenary celebrations brought together hundreds of people representing trade union organisations from all over Latin America at the Concha Acústica of the Federal University of Pernambuco.

    Latin American Pedagogical Movement renews its commitment to Paulo Freire’s legacy
  6. Standards and working conditions 22 September 2022

    Iraq: Call for increased financial means for quality public education as new academic year starts

    Holding its 41st meeting in the presence of the Kurdistan’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Aram Qadr, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) Executive Council focused on the start of the new academic year and took stock of activities undertaken since they last met. They also called on...

    Iraq: Call for increased financial means for quality public education as new academic year starts
  7. Equity and inclusion 21 September 2022

    Education International brings the voice of the teaching profession to the Transforming Education Summit

    Education International brought the voice of the teaching profession to world leaders at the Transforming Education Summit. The United Nations summit was convened to focus on education, and led to the creation of a Global Commission on the Teaching Profession.

    Education International brings the voice of the teaching profession to the Transforming Education Summit
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 20 September 2022

    Indonesia: Teachers and lecturers’ professionalism must be reflected and recognised in the law

    The Teachers' Association of the Republic of Indonesia (PGRI, from the Indonesian acronym) has urged public authorities to restore the reference to the teacher professional allowance to the draft law on the national education system.

    Indonesia: Teachers and lecturers’ professionalism must be reflected and recognised in the law
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 16 September 2022

    Gabon: a favourable start to the 2022 academic year thanks to social dialogue

    Launching its trade union activities at the start of the new school year, national education union, SENA (Syndicat de l’Education Nationale) welcomed the progress achieved last year through social dialogue and called on the government to continue with the talks in order to resolve the issues raised by the union...

    Gabon: a favourable start to the 2022 academic year thanks to social dialogue
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 September 2022

    World leaders meet to transform education at global summit

    The critically important role of governments as guarantors and providers of free quality public education for all has never been clearer. The United Nation’s Transforming Education Summit (TES) a global meeting of Heads of State to focus on education, will take place on 19 September in New York. The TES...

    World leaders meet to transform education at global summit
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 15 September 2022

    Latin America and the world to celebrate Paulo Freire's legacy

    This commemoration will take place at the closing of the events to mark Freire's centenary in Recife, Brazil. Activities include the VI Meeting of the Latin American Pedagogical Movement and the Meeting of the Education International Latin America (EILA) Network of Education Workers.

    Latin America and the world to celebrate Paulo Freire's legacy
  12. Democracy 13 September 2022

    Kosovo: Teachers’ strike for decent pay met with intimidation campaign

    Teachers in Kosovo have joined administration workers in a general strike for decent pay. Since the beginning of the strike on August 25, the Union of Education, Science and Culture of Kosova, Education International member organisation, has been the target of repeated attacks from a government that refuses to negotiate...

    Kosovo: Teachers’ strike for decent pay met with intimidation campaign
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 13 September 2022

    Iranian teachers continue to face repression, despite recent release of union officials

    Last month, EI welcomed the release on bail of three Iranian teacher union activists. They were amongst the many teachers that have been arrested and detained since May Day in Iran. Despite the good news, the CCITTA and Education International call on the international teaching community to keep the pressure...

    Iranian teachers continue to face repression, despite recent release of union officials
  14. Democracy 5 September 2022

    Polish educators in full solidarity with Ukrainian colleagues and children

    From hosting refugees in union buildings, to organising donations, volunteering at border crossings and reception centres and organising classes for children, education unions and their members in Poland have shown great solidarity with those fleeing the war raging in the neighbouring country of Ukraine.

    Polish educators in full solidarity with Ukrainian colleagues and children
  15. Leading the profession 5 September 2022

    Netherlands: Successful fight to close pay gap between primary and secondary teachers

    Through a continuous movement of industrial action embracing individual teachers’ demands, the Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOb) has been able to win public support and obtain greater investment in public education and teachers from the new government. This led to a significant reduction of the pay gap between primary and secondary teachers.

    Netherlands: Successful fight to close pay gap between primary and secondary teachers
  16. News 5 September 2022

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