Tag: COVID19

Unions prepare to mobilise in face of uncertainty caused by COVID-19

French education unions have called for a more robust and effective health policy as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. They are also seeking a recognition and improvement of educators’ working and living conditions. On 12 January, the Confédération générale du travail (CGT) Educ’action, the Fédération syndicale unitaire (FSU), the Fédération des syndicats généraux de l’Education […]

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 […]

Education International Launches Guide on Auditing Educational Equity in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

To address the strong concerns that have arisen across the world about equity gaps within education as a result of the closure of schools and other educational settings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global federation of education unions has published a Guide for its member organisations on the process of auditing equity as educational […]

International Day of People with Disabilities: Investing in educational staff is critical to delivering inclusive education post COVID-19

A recent study commissioned by Education International, Action Aid International and Light for the World highlights the importance of well-trained and qualified teachers and staff in supporting education as a foundation for inclusion. Today, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Education International is calling for an educational equity review and is releasing a guide […]

Burundi: Trade union takes action to raise awareness of COVID-19 and to organise and improve the quality of education through international solidarity : Education International

The Syndicat libre des travailleurs de l’enseignement du Burundi (STEB), thanks to financial support from Education International’s COVID-19 Solidarity Fund, was able to run an important awareness-raising campaign on taking protective measures against COVID-19 and on unionisation in schools, and to organise a conference to take stock of the situation in the country’s education sector. […]

DRC: Collaboration of education trade unions in the production of a guide on COVID-19 in schools : Education International

Education International affiliates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have embarked on a project to develop a guide on COVID-19 intended for teachers and to organise workshops on how to use it. The project has also raised awareness among teachers on the importance of unionisation. The project brought together the Centrale de l’Education Nationale […]

Education International research and advocacy strategy grows in context of COVID-19

Education International brough over 170 scholars, experts, unionists, and activists together to explore how research can underpin advocacy for quality education. The global group met at the 15th Research Network (ResNet) online meeting on 28-29 October. Technology and the future of the teaching profession were at the core of the discussions chaired by the Education […]