International panel reaffirms solidarity between global educators
4 July 2022
Four esteemed international educators shared their insights on a range of topics concerning the Asia-Pacific region on the second day of Annual Conference.
Indian teachers falling victim to COVID
20 August 2021
An estimated 1600 teachers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh lost their lives to COVID-19 after being seconded to work as polling officers during elections at the height of the country’s second wave, according to the local teachers’ union.
G7 girls’ declaration headline
18 August 2021
While G7 leaders backed the Girls’ Education Declaration made at the summit in June, financial pledges to the Global Partnership for Education are below the amount needed to ensure the most vulnerable have access to education.
UK: COVID runs riot
28 November 2020
With the COVID-19 crisis still raging, teacher unionists in the UK have deplored the falling school attendance rates and presented a plan to secure safe schools and ensure quality education during the pandemic.
The Philippines: Unionism Is not Terrorism
24 November 2020
Trade union and other leaders and activists from the Philippines recounted stories of repression in the Philippines in a Council of Global Unions webinar held on 23 November.
Collectives’ sigh of relief but US is anything but united
5 November 2020
Pandemic, recession, reconciling racism: US teacher unions look to Joe Biden to repair a hurting nation
The teaching profession: the light that illuminates
3 November 2020
Teachers and journalists are among the favourite targets of zealots and bigots of all stripes because they “foment” tolerance, understanding, freedom and truth. Teachers also encourage the “dangerous” practices of critical thinking, questioning, and free discussion.
Global education industry capitalises on pandemic crisis
7 August 2020
Education International has launched ground-breaking new research that maps the extent of private actors’ influence in education since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Philippines: State’s terror campaign against teachers must stop
1 August 2020
Philippines’ Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) has denounced the harassment of regional secretary of the union and public elementary school teacher Maria Cristy Borbe by military personnel.
Unions unite to shape post-pandemic world
11 July 2020
Union leaders and progressive thinkers, including US civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, joined an international online democracy conference at the end of June where trade unions from around the world shared ideas for an improved post-pandemic world.
Ukraine: Anti-worker legislation delayed following protests
11 July 2020
In a series of warning protests on 30 June, trade unions from all sectors, including education, mobilised against proposed changes in labour law violating freedom of association, the right to organise, and the right to collective bargaining.
New York City Reports 50 Educators Lost To Coronavirus
14 April 2020
The New York City Department of Education has reported at least 50 employees have died in recent weeks due to suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to education blog Chalkbeat.
Liberia: Teacher union provides educators with vital personal protective equipment
9 April 2020
The National Teachers’ Association of Liberia (NTAL) donated US$2292 in personal protective equipment for education workers to fight COVID-19. It has also donated items such as buckets, cleaning products, sanitisers and soaps, to district education officers and institutions in the Montserrado and Margibi counties.
Benin: Backdoor privatisation of education under COVID-19
8 April 2020
Although the Beninese public authorities have declared the closure of the country’s schools, pupils and teachers must nevertheless resume classes on 14 April.
Governments try to dishonour their obligations during pandemic
7 April 2020
In large parts of the world, teachers and education support personnel are not being paid salaries and receiving benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Education International.
OECD: Technology divide exposed
2 April 2020
The OECD is assessing the impact of technology on students and their learning outcomes as millions of schools close in more than 140 countries to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Lebanon: refugees and the COVID-19 pandemic
1 April 2020
School closures in Lebanon have affected more than 1.3 million students at all levels affecting large numbers of refugees who are most at risk during the pandemic.
Somalia: Education union seeks guarantee of teachers’ salaries during COVID-19 school closures
31 March 2020
While all schools in Somalia have been closed, the Somali National Union of Teachers is actively working to ensure that teachers, particularly those working in private educational settings, will continue to receive their salaries.
Asia-Pacific: Education leaders highlight challenges around rights, climate, and privatisation
10 March 2020
The Education International Asia-Pacific Regional Committee meeting focused on union responses to threats to human and trade union rights, the impact of climate change, and growing privatisation in education.
International Day of Education: the world needs another 69 million teachers
9 March 2020
On the International Day of Education, unions warn that the world is not facing a global learning crisis, but a global education funding crisis.
Canada: Educators strike against cuts in education and for collective bargaining
18 February 2020
Rotating strikes by teachers and education workers are set to continue this week in Canada’s Ontario province.