Tag: calls

Trade union calls for greater resources for distance learning

As in many countries during the pandemic, the Philippines shifted to distance learning modalities to enable education continuity. However, the remote learning programme met with problems of inadequate funding and issues of Internet connectivity and access to teaching and learning resources. The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), one of Education International’s member organisations in the […]

Education International calls for the immediate release of students kidnapped by a jihadist group

On December 13, at least 600 young people were kidnapped by Boko Haram from the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina state in northwestern Nigeria. Education International, the global trade union federation representing educators, has joined the international community in demanding the safe release of the 300 teenagers who are still in custody. Education […]

Education union calls for adequate framework to ensure the health and safety of teachers in risk groups

The Federação Nacional da Educação has condemned the fact that the lack of a clear and appropriate national framework to regulate leaves during the pandemic has led to nearly all teachers belonging to high-risk groups still being present in class to teach. The education union surveyed 1,316 teachers throughout Portugal to assess the conditions for […]

Extraordinary Global Education Meeting reaffirms commitments to SDG 4 and calls for accelerated funding and global solidarity

An extraordinary session of the UNESCO Global Education Meeting (GEM) took place today, 22 October. It was preceded by a technical meeting on the 20th devoted to policy preparation. The meeting focused on global priorities for recovery in education and accelerated action in order to make progress on achieving SDG 4. The meeting adopted a […]

Canada: The Federation of Childcare Workers of Quebec calls an indefinite general strike : Education International

Canada: The Federation of Childcare Workers of Quebec calls an indefinite general strike The 10,000 home daycare workers affiliated to the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) began an indefinite general strike on 21 September. They have been holding rotating strikes in the regions of Quebec since 1 September and this increases the pressure. The […]

Education union calls for improvements to living and working conditions of private-sector teachers

The Fédération des syndicats de l’Éducation nationale (FESEN) has urged Togolese education ministers to tackle the issue of insecurity affecting teachers in the private sector so that “their ordeal can come to an end.” Addressing ministers responsible for primary and secondary education, technical education, and vocational training and workforce integration, the general secretary of the […]

Union calls for elementary school resumption to reduce digital divide

An Education International affiliate representing elementary school teachers in India has called on the government to fundamentally shift its approach to education. The union voiced its concern over growing inequality stemming from distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. In India, the All India Primary Teachers’ Federation (AIPTF) has called on the country’s government to reduce […]