The NEU, in partnership with other organisations, supports a wide range of international campaigns which aim to: support teachers and their unions, advance high quality education for all, work towards poverty reduction and sustainable development, and promote human rights.

Events

News and articles

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    Organising for international solidarity

    Solidarity is a key trade union value. The NEU stands in solidarity with the many teachers around the world who are unable to carry out their vocation as they languish in prison, simply because they are trade unionists.

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    Kashmir

    The NEU stands in solidarity with people of Kashmir against heightened militarisation, violence and information black-out.

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    Education and Unions in Cuba: Report of the 2018 Solidarity Delegation

    In 2018, a delegation of members went to Cuba to examine current educational provision in rural and urban environments. The group visited primary, secondary, special educational needs and arts schools; met teachers and trade unions; and took part in historical, cultural and community visits.

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    Human rights abuses of children and families in the USA

    Following the announcement of the ‘zero tolerance’ policy on unauthorised immigration announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April 2018, the US has been systematically, and intentionally, separating children as young as five from their asylum-seeking parents.

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    Palestine

    Commenting on the passing of Motion 31 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “As the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights notes* the occupation of Palestine continues to severely impact on the lives of millions of Palestinians,

Campaigns we support

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    Send my friend to school

    The National Education Union is a core supporter of Send My Friend to School, the campaign which brings together thousands of children across the UK to speak up for the right to education and remind world leaders of their promise that all children should get the chance to go to school.

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    Back Off Backing Bridge: Pearson

    Bridge International is one of the largest education for-profit companies in the world, operating in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, India and Liberia. The education market is worth trillion. Not surprisingly there has been an expansion in the number of businesses seeking to make a profit from it.

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    NEU International affiliations

    Solidarity is at the heart of the NEU, be that domestically or internationally, internally or externally. We work in partnership with a variety of international campaigns and organisations to deliver our goals and theirs.