Trade union rights toolkit

published 8 December 2022 updated 15 April 2024

To support education unions everywhere in their struggle to defend their members’ rights, Education International has developed the Trade Union Rights Toolkit. The toolkit aims to equip education unions to formulate cases when their rights are violated and defend their cases based on the fundamental rights of the global community.

The toolkit provides practical guidance on how unions can represent education workers and submit complaints to international and regional bodies when States seek to obstruct education unions from working on behalf of their members and violate their rights. It includes basic information for affiliates about their rights; the international and regional mechanisms available to put pressure on States to guarantee the exercise of those rights; and the role of Education International both in supporting members’ actions and as the leading international advocate for the rights of education workers.