Tag: solidarity

Educators join global trade union wave of solidarity with union leader Rong Chhun

Cambodia: Educators join global trade union wave of solidarity with union leader Rong Chhun Education International is joining with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to express solidarity with Cambodian union leader Rong Chhun prior to his trial on 15 January. Rong Chhun is the president of the independent Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU), a […]

Hong Kong: International Union Solidarity

Education International, along with other global trade union federations and the International Trade Union Confederation, welcomes the release of Hong Kong's leading trade union leader from prison and condemns the continued harassment of trade unionists, including in the education sector, by the public. Carol Ng, President of the Hong Kong Trade Union Confederation (HKCTU), was […]

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. […]

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 […]

Education International’s affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund

From the very beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Education International called on global education union solidarity to help member organisations respond to the sanitary crisis and emerge stronger from it in terms of mobilising, organising and capacity-building. As the pandemic brought education systems to a halt, Education International aimed to help its affiliates remain operational […]

Haiti: Solidarity of the global teacher trade union movement against government harassment of educators : Education International

Education International and its member organisations are monitoring the situation for teacher trade unionists fighting for free, quality public education for all in Haiti. In particular, they are putting pressure on the government to respect the human and trade union rights of educators On 30 September, Education International, together with its national affiliates, the Konfederasyon […]

International solidarity as education sector reels from impact of explosion

After the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut, Education International has expressed solidarity with the Lebanese capital’s inhabitants, including educators and students. Education International (EI) and its affiliates have reacted swiftly to the devastating impact of the explosion in Beirut on 4 August.  More than 200 people are now believed to have been killed […]