On 6 April 2015, at their annual conference the National Union of Teachers (NUT), the UK ETUCE member, voted for a possible strike after the UK elections. The strike would take place if the next government introduced education spending cuts rather than to increase funding for schools in England and Wales. Delegates at the conference in Harrogate backed a priority resolution delivering a six-month ultimatum to the next government to stop the cuts.

At the ETUCE Committee meeting on 19 March 2015, ETUCE presented the final report and a declaration following the recently finalised project on "Supporting early career researchers in Higher Education in Europe and the role of employers' organisations and trade unions". The very successful one-year project was conducted jointly by the European education social partners, ETUCE and  EFEE (European Federation of Education Employers). It was established by the Working Group on Higher Education of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue in Education (ESSDE) with the support of the European Commission.

The Congress defined the statutory tasks for the next five years in which the trade union seeks to achieve the enhancement of the social and professional status of teachers, to improve the payment system for teachers including obtaining the annual indexation of wages above the inflation level, to improve the union's work on financing teacher unions' activities in order to protect teachers' rights and to improve the efficiency and quality of education services.

On 30 March, the Committee for Civil Liberties and Justice Affairs of the European Parliament will hold a public hearing on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union. Speakers at the event are, among others, Iverna Mc Gowan representing Amnesty International and Gabriel Toggenburg from the European Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA). At the event, the report on the impact of the crisis on fundamental rights across Member States of the EU is discussed. It compares seven member states and concludes that economic and social rights in Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Portugal are strongly affected by the crisis.

News about Finland "scrapping the school subjects" have been spreading around the world for the last couple of days. ETUCE asked the Finnish teachers' trade union, OAJ about the facts on the news. OAJ has over 120 000 members representing about 95% of the teachers in the country.According to Mr. Jaakko Salo, special advisor of OAJ "this piece of news is simply quite incorrect, Finland is not giving up school subjects. Actually our National Board of Education also corrected this false information on 26 March."

During the last days, many thousands of teachers and educators in different German towns have laid down their work again and joined the warning strikes. According to ETUCE Member organisation GEW, the reason for this was that even in the third round of negotiations which took place last week the employers were still not prepared to make concessions in negotiations. Apparently, they keep refusing to come up with a wage offer unless the unions do not step back on the issue of the supplementary pension provisions.