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Education support and cultural workers

Public Services International affiliates represent hundreds of thousands of educational support workers throughout the world, many of who work without job security, fair compensation and benefits, or recognition that their services are vital to ensuring high quality public education for all citizens. The jobs of support workers are on the frontlines of the privatization and casualization struggle within the education sector, and many of these workers face challenges in pursuing their basic freedom to form a union and collectively bargain their terms and conditions of service. More information


05 July 2015

The World Education Forum of 2015, convened by UNESCO, was held in Incheon, Republic of Korea on 19-22 May. The new vision is to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

ESCW launches the “Tell Your Story” campaign

01 July 2015
Tell your story

In order to highlight the great work that affiliates and their members do to support universal public education and culture, please send us your story!

Fighting the casualization of educational and cultural work

10 June 2015
Education Support Committee members

PSI’s first Coordinating Committee for Education Support and Cultural Workers' Network (ESCW), meeting in Geneva on 29 May, commits to fighting privatisation, outsourcing and casualization of educational and cultural work.

Deep concern about the World Bank support for privatisation in education

18 May 2015

On 14 May, more than 100 organisations across the world released a joint open statement expressing deep concerns about the World Bank’s support for the development of a multinational chain of low-fee profit-making private primary schools targeting poor families in Kenya and Uganda.

Korean education support, hospital workers on strike

23 April 2015
Korean workers demonstration

On April 24, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) is holding a general strike against the Park Geun-hye government and its anti-labour, anti-people policies.

Charter: PSI Education Support and Cultural Workers’ Network

22 April 2015

During the founding meeting of the PSI Education Support and Cultural Workers Network (ESCW), that took place on 18-19 November 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a charter of the network was adopted.

Education support and cultural workers' network

22 April 2015
Founding meeting of the PSI Education Support and Cultural Workers Network held in Argentina

The founding meeting of the PSI Education Support and Cultural Workers Network (ESCW) was held on 18-19 November 2014. The aim of the meeting was to confront the challenges that Education Support and Cultural Workers face throughout the world. The meeting adopted a Charter of the Network and foresees the creation of a Coordinating Committee.