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Education International and UNESCO call for educators to be considered a priority group in COVID-19 vaccinations

Education International and UNESCO call for educators to be considered a priority group in COVID-19 vaccinations Today, on the 60th anniversary of the Convention that promotes the universal right to education, Education International and UNESCO published a joint message calling on governments and the international community to consider teachers and education support personnel as a […]

Switzerland: teachers call for uniform and reinforced measures : Education International

Teacher unionists have responded to the Federal Council’s announcements concerning the introduction of compulsory masks in upper secondary schools throughout Switzerland and the transition for universities to distance learning from 2 November, with face-to-face classes still permitted at primary and upper secondary school level. They have been closely monitoring the health measures imposed by the […]

Global Unions call upon the World Bank and the IMF to support public investment

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hope their Annual Meetings on 16-18 October. The International Financial Institutions can play a critical role in ensuring that there is a real and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Trade Union Confederation and Global Union Federations, while recognising positive action by both […]

Germany: Call to standardise hygiene guidelines in schools : Education International

Two education unions and a parents’ council in Germany have called for an improved standardised approach to the management of COVID-19. The call comes in response to extended hygiene guidelines issues by the country’s education ministers. In Germany, the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), together with the Federal […]