Ukraine: Anti-worker legislation delayed following protestsJuly 11, 2020
In a series of warning protests on 30 June, trade unions from all sectors, including education, mobilised against proposed changes in labour law violating freedom of association, the right to organise, and the right to collective bargaining.
Unions unite to shape post-pandemic worldJuly 11, 2020
Union leaders and progressive thinkers, including US civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, joined an international online democracy conference at the end of June where trade unions from around the world shared ideas for an improved post-pandemic world.
New York City Reports 50 Educators Lost To CoronavirusApril 14, 2020
The New York City Department of Education has reported at least 50 employees have died in recent weeks due to suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to education blog Chalkbeat.
Liberia: Teacher union provides educators with vital personal protective equipmentApril 09, 2020
The National Teachers’ Association of Liberia (NTAL) donated US$2292 in personal protective equipment for education workers to fight COVID-19. It has also donated items such as buckets, cleaning products, sanitisers and soaps, to district education officers and institutions in the Montserrado and Margibi counties.
Benin: Backdoor privatisation of education under COVID-19April 08, 2020
Although the Beninese public authorities have declared the closure of the country’s schools, pupils and teachers must nevertheless resume classes on 14 April.
OECD: Technology divide exposedApril 02, 2020
The OECD is assessing the impact of technology on students and their learning outcomes as millions of schools close in more than 140 countries to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Lebanon: refugees and the COVID-19 pandemicApril 01, 2020
School closures in Lebanon have affected more than 1.3 million students at all levels affecting large numbers of refugees who are most at risk during the pandemic.
Somalia: Education union seeks guarantee of teachers’ salaries during COVID-19 school closuresMarch 31, 2020
While all schools in Somalia have been closed, the Somali National Union of Teachers is actively working to ensure that teachers, particularly those working in private educational settings, will continue to receive their salaries.
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