EI condemns the use of lethal force that resulted in the deaths of dozens of Palestinian protesters and the scores of injured, including children, on the Gaza border earlier this week. EI is particularly concerned by what this now means for the fledgling peace process and joins with the wider trade union and peace movements in expressing our sadness and anger for the loss of life and reiterate the statement adopted at its Seventh World Congress.
They are a core part of each education system and essential to the union movement, yet Education Support Personnel are often ignored and undervalued.
Research in education is imperative to reverse misleading education policies and attacks on trade union rights, and it is crucial for education unions to have effective coordination and exchange around national and regional research activities.
Thomas Ango Bediako (87), Education International’s Chief Regional Coordinator from 1993 until 2003, was laid to rest in his birthtown Kotwa, Bakwai District, Ghana, on 10 May. More than two thousand people took part in the ceremonies, which lasted a full day.
Education activists, teachers and global union leaders went to London to urge shareholders at the Pearson Annual General Meeting to stop funding Bridge International Academies, a for-profit company that makes money by shortchanging the education of thousands of at risk children.
Last April, EI started a process to build trade unions’ capacity to analyse and develop policy and to engage in social dialogue in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda.
Supporting quality, inclusive and supportive school leadership should at the top of global and national development and education policy agendas. This was the call from education union officials, school leaders, educational leadership experts, policy makers and partners at the school leadership conference organized by Education International in Johannesburg, South Africa on 24 and 25 April.