Tag: safety

Education union calls for adequate framework to ensure the health and safety of teachers in risk groups

The Federação Nacional da Educação has condemned the fact that the lack of a clear and appropriate national framework to regulate leaves during the pandemic has led to nearly all teachers belonging to high-risk groups still being present in class to teach. The education union surveyed 1,316 teachers throughout Portugal to assess the conditions for […]

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 […]

Union works to halt teacher dismissals, resume salary payments, and ensure safety of students and teachers

In Nepal, an education union has highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to new challenges. These include non-payment of teacher salaries by some private school employers, the psychological impact of the lockdown on students, and the challenges of online teaching. As Nepal came to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic, one issue that confronted […]