Irish Teacher Unions call for the abolition of the additional 33 hours per year they have to work as well as the abolition of the public service pension levy put in place in 2009 and which represented the first reduction in earnings of public service staff since the economic crisis started.

On 9 April 2015, "Gdynia Education Solidarność", Gdynia municipality and local authorities organised a regional conference on "Good quality of vocational education as a path to success". About 100 VET teachers and trainers of the county, educational employers, companies and regional policy makers attended the event. A delegation of Austria's Gewerkschaft Öffentlicher Dienst teachers' branch (GÖD-Lehrer) and an ETUCE representative was among the special invitees.

The FSU, the main trade union in the education sector in France and its affiliates including ETUCE member organisations SNES-FSU, SNESUP-FSU and SNUipp-FSU have called for a strike and joint manifestations on 9 April 2015 to protest against austerity measures and their disastrous effects on public services and on education in particular. The unions denounce the continuous austerity measures implemented by the government for which workers seem to bear the costs.

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.