UK: COVID runs riotNovember 28, 2020
With the COVID-19 crisis still raging, teacher unionists in the UK have deplored the falling school attendance rates and presented a plan to secure safe schools and ensure quality education during the pandemic.
The Philippines: Unionism Is not TerrorismNovember 24, 2020
Trade union and other leaders and activists from the Philippines recounted stories of repression in the Philippines in a Council of Global Unions webinar held on 23 November.
Collectives’ sigh of relief but US is anything but unitedNovember 05, 2020
Pandemic, recession, reconciling racism: US teacher unions look to Joe Biden to repair a hurting nation
The teaching profession: the light that illuminatesNovember 03, 2020
Teachers and journalists are among the favourite targets of zealots and bigots of all stripes because they “foment” tolerance, understanding, freedom and truth. Teachers also encourage the “dangerous” practices of critical thinking, questioning, and free discussion.
Global education industry capitalises on pandemic crisisAugust 07, 2020
Education International has launched ground-breaking new research that maps the extent of private actors’ influence in education since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Philippines: State’s terror campaign against teachers must stopAugust 01, 2020
Philippines’ Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) has denounced the harassment of regional secretary of the union and public elementary school teacher Maria Cristy Borbe by military personnel.
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.
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