Tag: schools

Private schools profit from government help, embezzle money, and leave teachers jobless

The National Teachers’ Association (NTA) and the Taiwan Higher Education Union (THE Union) have accused private schools of appropriating publicly funded property as job insecurity among teachers in the sector increases. Both unions have made public how the government’s legislation allows the boards of private schools that are undergoing transformation or closing to manage public-funded […]

Belgium: Without consultation with unions, schools close earlier than planned for the holidays : Education International

The Belgian teacher unions strongly reacted to the announcement by the government of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation to introduce distance learning for secondary school students from 28 October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They were unhappy that they were not consulted and that teachers were taken by surprise and left with very little time to prepare […]

DRC: Collaboration of education trade unions in the production of a guide on COVID-19 in schools : Education International

Education International affiliates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have embarked on a project to develop a guide on COVID-19 intended for teachers and to organise workshops on how to use it. The project has also raised awareness among teachers on the importance of unionisation. The project brought together the Centrale de l’Education Nationale […]

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 […]

Germany: Call to standardise hygiene guidelines in schools : Education International

Two education unions and a parents’ council in Germany have called for an improved standardised approach to the management of COVID-19. The call comes in response to extended hygiene guidelines issues by the country’s education ministers. In Germany, the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), together with the Federal […]

Education unions join forces for safe return to schools and quality education

In Switzerland, two affiliates of Education International have urged political and education decision-makers to approve the financial and human resources required to implement vital measures in schools, such as the introduction of health protection officers. As schools in Switzerland prepare for the 2020/2021 school year, two education unions, the Dachverband Lehrerinnen und Lehrer Schweiz (LCH) […]