Support Human Rights And Democracy Overseas
NASUWT is committed to supporting trade unions in developing countries abroad. The Union's National Executive has officially approved supporting four nations: Iraq, Colombia, Zimbabwe and Burma but has hosted and participated visits to many others, particularly Bahrain. The NASUWT is committed to the 'Education For All' agenda and believes that education and a thriving trade union movement are fundamental to these aims.
NASUWT International Solidarity
- 'Like' the NASUWT International Solidarity Facebook page
- NASUWT International Solidarity Magazine
- Education International launches 'Education in Crisis' website'
- EI Policy Paper on Education
- Spain: Teachers protest against cuts to education budget
- Statement from ETUCE on the financial crisis
Ahmed Jassam won the 2014 International Solidarity Award.
NASUWT urges members to support appeals in the following countries by taking the actions specified
- Colombia - Free Omar
- Bahrain - Free Mahdi
- Middle East including Egypt and Tunisia
- NASUWT-supported international 'Designated Days'
- TUC campaign to ask high street brands to commit to accord on safety in their Bangladesh factories
If you are an NASUWT member working as a teacher in an international capacity. Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Union is eager to build its database of members involved in work to improve access to education overseas.
NASUWT continues to campaign for teachers across the globe. As a member of the global federation of trade unions, Education International (EI)(new window), Deputy General Secretary Dr Patrick Roach is a member of its Executive Board.
Keep in touch below with the latest developments, learn about how the Union actively campaigns for global access to education for all.
Aims and Objectives
The purpose of the Union’s international activity in all cases is that it should contribute to the following policy aims:
(i) Building the capacity of teacher trades in other countries;
(ii) Defending the human and trades union rights of teachers around the world;
(iii) Achievement of the Education Millennium Development Goals, as follows:
Achieve Universal Primary Education
Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling;
Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015
In determining and reviewing the nature and extent of international work undertaken by the Union, activity contributing towards these strategic aims will continue to be prioritised by the NASUWT.