Tag: public

Aboriginal unionists and the Torres Strait Islander emphasize the need for collegial and professional support in public education

Australian Education Union (AEU) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members experience little or no collegial and professional support from employers throughout the public education system. Instead, they take the opportunity to meet other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers and workers in the education and training industries. Many of these possibilities are offered by the […]

The Union is calling for an increase in public funding for education in order to reduce the “enormous inequalities” in the sector

The Australian Education Union (AEU) has reiterated its call for increased and adequate funding for public education. The call comes as the COVID-19 pandemic highlights longstanding inequalities in education. On November 17, the AEU issued a statement calling for an increase in public funding for education. Such funding is vital as investing in public education […]

Public authorities must align health measures in education institutions to infection rates

The two largest teacher organisations and Education International’ affiliates, the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), and the Federal Parents’ Council (BER, German acronym) remain critical of the education authorities’ plans for COVID-19. The three organisations have criticised the framework concept for updated infection protection and hygiene measures in […]

IMF must support public investment and stop public sector wage bill constraints

Today, in a joint webinar with Action Aid and Public Services International, Education International called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to stop advising countries to cut or freeze public wage bills. IMF loans with “commitments” for governments to implement new or renewed austerity programmes    In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, though 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 […]

Madagascar: an education union is bringing teachers’ grievances and suggestions to the attention of the public authorities : Education International

With the help of Education International’s COVID-19 solidarity fund, the Fédération chrétienne des enseignants et employés de l’Éducation (FEKRIMPAMA) has been able to get out to meet Madagascar’s teachers. The pandemic has abruptly reduced their quality of life and drawn attention to the lack of social and health security for those working in the sector. […]