NASUWT Conference in Cardiff from April 2 to 6 highlighted the inextricable link between teachers' pay and conditions of service and the provision of high-quality public education for all children and young people. Since 2010, teachers throughout the UK have experienced deep cuts to pay, detrimental changes to pension provision, increasing workload and attacks to their condition of service. Major structural changes, including widespread privatisation and marketisation of education has been coupled with relentless denigration of teachers' professional competence, status and qualification.

According to the news agency "Vektor Obrazovaniya", Russian Patriarch Kirill suggested that schools should offer the subject "The Fundamentals of Religious Cultures and Secular Ethics" (FRCSE) from the second to the ninth grade. At the same time, social activists suggested to remove the subject from the curriculum. Members of the Public Council of the Ministry of Education and Science criticized this initiative of the Russian Orthodox Church strongly.

In the battle for a satisfactory collective agreement, ETUCE's German member organisations GEW has called for renewed warning strikes in many municipal childcare facilities. Hundreds of child carers, educators and social workers join this action only one day before the next round of collective pay negotiations with the local government employers. The education union asks for a revaluation of the duties of the educators in order to  achieve a better pay scale grouping for them and consequently also fairer wages.

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.