Media Advisory – July 24: Focus on human and trade union rights, austerity in education, employment conditions

July 23, 2015

OTTAWA – Delegates attending the 7th World Congress of Education International (EI) in Ottawa will be debating tomorrow resolutions and policy papers tied to Human and Trade Union Rights; Austerity, Debt and Commodification of Education, and on the Status and Employment Conditions of education workers.

Here are some of the topics that resolutions will touch upon:

  • Migration, Professional Diversity and Racism
  • School-Related Gender-Based Violence
  • LGBTI Rights
  • Trade Union Action to Counter Neoliberal Policies on Education
  • Fighting Austerity to Defend Rights, Status, Jobs and Salaries
  • Quality Terms and Conditions of Employment; Decent Work
  • Education Support Personnel
  • Public Research, Scientific and Academic Freedoms

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July 24 calendar:

10:30 a.m.

Resolutions on Human and Trade Union Rights (Canada Hall rooms 1, 2 and 3)

11 a.m.

2 p.m.

Resolutions on Austerity, Debt and Commodification of Education (Canada Hall rooms 1, 2 and 3)

4 p.m.

4: 15 p.m.

Resolutions on Improving our Status and Employment Conditions (Canada Hall rooms 1, 2 and 3)

EI event schedule

Details of the World Congress:

When: July 21-26, 2015

Where: Shaw Centre, Ottawa

Theme: Unite for Quality Education #unite4ed

EI Congress Web site:

EI Web site:



EI Headquarters, Brussels:

Timo Linsenmaier, 613-806-1873
Andrew King , 613-806-1875

EI Canadian Affiliate organizations:

Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Ottawa: Francine Filion, 613-688-4314
Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) Montreal : Christine Marceau, 514-235-5082
Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec, Confédération des syndicats nationaux, (FNEEQ-CSN) Montreal : France Désaulniers, 514-219-2947
Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d’université (FQPPU) Montreal : Hans-Olivier Poirier Grenier, 514-755-5858
Fédération du personnel professionnel des universités et de la recherche (FPPU) Montreal
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), Ottawa: Angela Regnier (CAUT), 613 726-5186