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Solidarity in emergencies

Solidarity is our core value. When an emergency arises, Education International works together with affected member organisations to assess needs and provide support. We mobilise our global membership to act in solidarity, provide immediate assistance where possible, and initiate projects aimed at improving local conditions for our members.

Articles

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 12 August 2020

    Jordan: Take action for the immediate release of education union leaders

    Education International has launched an online petition in support of the imprisoned leaders of the Jordanian Teachers’ Association (JTA) and to guarantee the exercise of the fundamental rights of teachers and education workers in Jordan.

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  2. Trade union rights are human rights 5 August 2020

    Cambodia: Education International calls for the immediate release of arrested trade union leader

    Leading trade unionist and president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions Rong Chhun was arrested on 31 July after voicing criticism of the government. Education International has protested the arrest in a letter to the Prime Minister of Cambodia, calling for the immediate release of Mr Chhun and for human...

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  3. Trade union rights are human rights 28 July 2020

    Nepal: Union works to halt teacher dismissals, resume salary payments, and ensure safety of students and teachers

    In Nepal, an education union has highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to new challenges. These include non-payment of teacher salaries by some private school employers, the psychological impact of the lockdown on students, and the challenges of online teaching.

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  4. Trade union rights are human rights 28 July 2020

    Philippines: State’s terror campaign against teachers must stop

    Education International strongly supports its Filipino affiliate in its struggle to see educators’ human and trade union rights respected. It condemns the use of harassment methods and anti-terrorism legislation to eliminate critical legal protections.

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  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 11 June 2020

    Uruguay: Public education under threat

    The new conservative government of Uruguay, that took office last March, has submitted a bill for urgent consideration (Ley de Urgente Consideración, or LUC) to Parliament that set off alarm bells amongst Uruguayan society for being deeply antidemocratic in form and substance. The urgent bill shows how the country is...

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  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 May 2020

    Morocco: Education unions successful in stopping support to private schools during the COVID-19 crisis

    In a significant development in Morocco, education unions have succeeded in stopping government support for private schools during the COVID-19 public health crisis. They went one step further and were able, through strategic alliances with members of the national parliament, to prosecute those who have fraudulently exploited the crisis.

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  7. Trade union rights are human rights 12 May 2020

    Vanuatu: Teacher union steps up relief efforts to communities amidst COVID-19 and natural disasters

    Confronted with three major crises - COVID-19, a tropical cyclone, and a volcanic eruption - Vanuatu’s education union is doing their best to ensure the health and safety of educators, students, and their communities. They do this by continuing to provide education of the best possible quality and bringing relief...

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  8. Trade union rights are human rights 11 May 2020

    Nepal: Education unionists mobilise during COVID-19 lockdown

    The Nepal Teachers’ Association implemented the ‘Every Home a School’ campaign in response to the closure of education facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also developed proposals to the government on health and safety, social and political issues.

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  9. Trade union rights are human rights 11 May 2020

    Morocco: Educator unions present public authorities with proposals for return to school

    The four Moroccan affiliates of Education International have met with the Ministry of Education to highlight ways to ensure quality education and a safe return to class in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic.

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  10. Trade union rights are human rights 5 May 2020

    Philippines: Beginning of new school year should be tied to appropriate health measures

    Education unionists in the Philippines have reiterated the need to ensure safety from COVID-19 in all classrooms for teachers and students before opening education establishments for a new school year.

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  11. Trade union rights are human rights 22 April 2020

    Iran: Leading teacher unionist arrested again

    Education International and UK’s NASUWT, the Teachers’ Union have condemned the re-arrest of Tehran education union leader Esmail Abdi.

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  12. Trade union rights are human rights 20 March 2020

    Philippines: The Alliance of Concerned Teachers urges government to increase support to the millions affected by the COVID-19 outbreak

    The Philippines is currently under a State of National Health Emergency and a State of Calamity. Classes from kindergarten to college are cancelled until 14 April 2020 but the government is not conducting extensive testing nor providing enough support for the population. The Alliance of Concerned Teachers is mobilising to...

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  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 March 2020

    Brazil: National strike in education gains support from other sectors

    The Confederación Nacional de Trabajadores de Educación (CNTE), Education International affiliate in Brazil, has called a major nationwide strike in education, protesting the policies of the Bolsonaro administration. The trade union centre in Brazil - Central Única de los trabajadores de Brasil (CUT) – and other organisations have announced they...

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  14. Trade union rights are human rights 27 February 2020

    Philippines: Renewed attacks on teachers and their union

    Despite international solidarity, human and trade union rights abuses continue in the Philippines. The red-tagging and vilification campaign targeting members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers is escalating.

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  15. Trade union rights are human rights 25 February 2020

    Ukraine: unions step up action against labour reform

    Trade unions in Ukraine are opposing a reform of the labour law that puts such basic workers’ rights as freedom of association and collective bargaining at grave risk. The dangerous provisions apply to workers and their trade unions in both public and private sectors.

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  16. Union renewal and development 4 February 2020

    Malawi: International solidarity helps union to lead post-natural disaster relief activities for teachers

    With the financial assistance of Education International and its affiliates, the Teachers’ Union of Malawi spearheaded diverse relief and support activities for teachers affected by the devastating Cyclone Idai, which struck the country in March 2019.

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  17. Trade union rights are human rights 10 January 2020

    Iran: unions demand transparent investigation into plane crash

    Education unions call for a clarification of the circumstances that led to the crash of Ukraine International Flight 752 outside Tehran, which claimed 176 victims, including professors and students.

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