Tag: measures

France: education workers demand better sanitary measures : Education International

France: education workers demand better sanitary measures French teaching unions seek a commitment from the public authorities to improve the sanitary protocol to ensure the full and total protection of their health and that of their pupils. Public employers must take every measure to protect teachers’ health   An interunion committee composed of the FSU, […]

Switzerland: teachers call for uniform and reinforced measures : Education International

Teacher unionists have responded to the Federal Council’s announcements concerning the introduction of compulsory masks in upper secondary schools throughout Switzerland and the transition for universities to distance learning from 2 November, with face-to-face classes still permitted at primary and upper secondary school level. They have been closely monitoring the health measures imposed by the […]

Public authorities must align health measures in education institutions to infection rates

The two largest teacher organisations and Education International’ affiliates, the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), and the Federal Parents’ Council (BER, German acronym) remain critical of the education authorities’ plans for COVID-19. The three organisations have criticised the framework concept for updated infection protection and hygiene measures in […]

Education stakeholders demand swift implementation of enhanced safety measures in schools

“Many questions remained unanswered” in terms of guaranteeing safe and healthy teaching and learning environments in Germany. That’s according to the two largest German education unions – the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE) – and the Federal Parents’ Council (BER) in a statement on 2 October. The organisations […]