Tag: Union

The Union stresses that the pandemic has deepened long-term educational deficits

According to the Kurdistan Teachers' Union (KTU), education in Kurdistan had already deteriorated before the pandemic. Increased investment in education was called for. The KTU called for a symposium on "Education in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic". The symposium held in Erbil gathered education trade unionists as well as educational and religious figures, MPs […]

Education union highlights unequal conditions as it campaigns for quality education

The Taiwanese government is widening the social gap and encouraging the privatisation of the early childhood education (ECE) sector. That’s according to the National Teachers’ Association (NTA) in its yearly summary. Public authorities support English as a second language (ESL) in Taiwan, according to the NTA’s 2030 Bilingual Policy. It said the Ministry of Education […]

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 […]

Morocco: repeated attacks by the government on the human and trade union rights of educators: Education International

Education International is alarmed by the ongoing violations of trade union freedoms and the rights and acquisition of teachers in Morocco, as reported by the Syndicat National de l & # 39; enseignement – Confédération démocratique du Travail (SNE-CDT). On January 5, SNE-CDT Education International announced “the strong tensions arising from the unilateral decisions of […]

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 […]

The union is introducing additional training in distance learning and learning

Members of the Kurdistan Teachers' Union (KTU) have taken additional training courses to equip them with the knowledge and tools required for distance education. These skills proved crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic as the education received funding from Education International. At the beginning of January, 69 members of the KTU branches in Sora, Garmiyan and […]

Education International condemns dissolution of teachers’ union and detention of leaders

Education International is calling on workers and unionists to urge the Jordanian authorities to immediately stop harassing the leaders of the Jordanian Teachers Association (JTA) and threatening its very existence. On 31 December, the Amman Magistrate’s Court authorised the dissolution of the JTA and the detention of all 13 teacher association board members for a […]

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 […]