An urgent humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza is essential

Education International condemns both the Hamas attack on civilians in Israel and the Israeli military attack on the civilian population in the Gaza Strip. The situation in Gaza is untenable and we strongly condemn all violence against civilians.

13.11.2023 Blog
OAJ supports Ukraine together with the international community of teachers' organizations

The Russian military action in Ukraine is unacceptable. OAJ supports Ukraine together with the international community of teachers' organizations and hopes for rapid peace.

25.02.2022 Blog
We are now ready for the negotiations

The collective agreements of 84,000 OAJ-members will end in a little over three months on 31 March, 2020. OAJ is going to be busy in the upcoming spring because we will be negotiating a new agreement for you. It’s great to be able to roll up our sleeves and do what is the core of a trade union: look after your interests.

17.12.2019 Blog
The Future of the Teaching Profession

Teacher’s profession is one of the most important ones in the world.

24.07.2019 Blog
We need a shared vision of a better future and a long-term plan for funding education

I hope this ISTP has helped us all to understand, that the top countries in education have not attained their status by chance, but by investing in education and the teaching profession.

15.03.2019 Blog
Education is the solution to integration

In order to maintain the Finnish welfare society and its services also in the future, we must resolve how to increase the working age population in Finland. We must also open the doors of our welfare society to people arriving from other countries.

07.03.2019 Blog
Europe is united by education, equality and democracy

Education falls under the mandate of national government. This should remain so also in the future. The EU is nevertheless an important influencer of education policy, as it sets common goals and objectives for member states and influences the development of education systems.

02.03.2019 Blog
Courage for the new school year!

The parliamentary elections to be held next spring will once again determine the direction of education, training and research, and that of publicly funded services. For that reason, this autumn and the coming winter will be a time for our sector to boldly exert its influence, says president Olli Luukkainen in his letter to OAJ-members.

01.08.2018 Blog
OAJ – a strong voice for teachers

Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö OAJ, the Trade Union of Education is a strong voice for those working in the education, training, and research sectors in Finland. We have over 120 000 members from early childhood education level to university lecturers.

01.06.2018 Blog