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Greece: Union pushes for access to education for all refugee children: Confronted with a dramatic increase of refugees from neighbouring countries in conflict, the Greek Federation of Secondary State School Teachers is calling for solidarity to see that all children receive an education. http://dlvr.it/MMfDRG
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Quebec union celebrates National Day for education support personnel: The Centrale des syndicats du Québec is celebrating the work and commitment of the province’s education support personnel, who are integral to transforming schools into communities and greatly contribute to students’ success. http://dlvr.it/MMHrMR
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Iran: Teacher unionists worldwide welcome the release of Canadian academic: After months of repeated calls for her release, Homa Hoodfar, an internationally renowned anthropologist and professor at Montreal’s Concordia University, is now free after being imprisoned in Iran since June. http://dlvr.it/MLdSp5
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South Africa: University fee cap welcomed: Education unions are encouraged by the South African government’s announcement that university fee increases may be capped and that low-income families may have the increase subsidised to make education more accessible. http://dlvr.it/MLH1jH
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The teaching profession is celebrated in New York: With the United Nations General Assembly as the backdrop, Education International led the way on the largest global stage to mark 50 years of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the status of teachers. http://dlvr.it/MJzKqT
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UN: World leaders adopt plan to enhance protections for refugees and migrants: Education International attended the United Nations’ General Assembly's first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants, which reasserted the need to protect refugees and migrants’ rights, including their right to education. http://dlvr.it/MJG3hK
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Myanmar: teachers work from the ground up to strengthen union: With a young democracy as its backdrop, the Myanmar Teachers Federation continues to build its ranks across the country with the help of Education International and its affiliates’ experience one year after its creation. http://dlvr.it/MMHrPK
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New school year taken hostage by political unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ongoing political conflict has delayed the start of the new school year, keeping students from class while preventing unions from pressing for a better status for teachers and quality education for all children. http://dlvr.it/MLxLNg
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Education unions take case of missing Mexican students to the United Nations: Six Education International affiliates from the Americas are joining forces to file a UN human rights complaint on behalf of the disappeared 43 Mexican student teachers and related rights violations of 137 others. http://dlvr.it/MLMPP7
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UK: Union highlights needs of refugee children: The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers has highlighted the appalling impact of the global refugee crisis on the world’s children and young people, especially in terms of education. http://dlvr.it/MKMR3K
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India: Teachers warn of strike action over conditions: The Himachal Pradesh School Lecturer Association in India has warned of its intention to strike, with a hunger strike also being considered, in a reaction to the public authorities’ lack of responsiveness in addressing demands concerning teachers’ status. http://dlvr.it/MJfRNM
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Africa: Educators address challenges of achieving SDG 4: African education union leaders have highlighted their commitment to reaching the targets set out in the Sustainable Development Goals, especially those related to quality education for all. http://dlvr.it/MHsxPm
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The voice of teachers and other education employees across the globe
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Education International is the voice of the teachers and other education employees across the globe. A global federation of about 400 unions in more than 170 countries and territories, it represents 30 million teachers and education employees in education institutions from early childhood to university.
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EI Headquarters 5 boulevard du Roi Albert II B-1210 Brussels, Belgium Tel. +32-2 224 06 11 Fax: +32-2 224 06 06 headoffice@ei-ie.org