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Articles from France

  1. Leading the profession 16 July 2010

    Jobs, Migration and Education

    Education was a significant talking point during the BBC World Debate broadcast last week from the OECD in Paris.

    Jobs, Migration and Education
  2. Union growth 23 March 2009

    Island-mainland: Long distance solidarity among teachers

    The gate to the school yard is covered with ugly graffiti, but the murals in the courtyard depict lovely flowers, colourful tropical scenes, and a map of the island of Martinique, an overseas department of France in the eastern Caribbean. We are at the secondary school of Le Vauclin, where...

    Island-mainland: Long distance solidarity among teachers
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 February 2009

    France: EI shows support for strike by Higher Education and Research personnel

    EI has issued a statement of support for its member organisations in France representing higher education and research personnel, who are on a full-day strike today to protest the lack of consultation, mass dismissals and budgetary cuts the current government has inflicted on the sector.

    France: EI shows support for strike by Higher Education and Research personnel
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 19 January 2009

    France: Public education under threat

    The recent book, "Main basse sur l’éducation publique", by teacher Eddy Khali and journalist Muriel Fitoussi, sends a disturbing message about the many threats endangering quality, free public education in France.

    France: Public education under threat
  5. Standards and working conditions 4 September 2008

    France: 13,500 more teaching jobs cut

    The French Minister of Education, Xavier Darcos, announced in July an additional 13,500 job cuts in 2009. These cuts come on top of 11,200 jobs already cut in the 2008 school year.

    France: 13,500 more teaching jobs cut
  6. Standards and working conditions 28 March 2008

    France: Teachers resist Sarkozy’s job cuts

    French education unions are mobilizing against the government’s plan to cut 11,200 teaching jobs at the beginning of the next school year. Since early last week, secondary teachers have been on strike at various schools throughout the country.

    France: Teachers resist Sarkozy’s job cuts
  7. Standards and working conditions 13 March 2008

    France: Teachers worried about Sarkozy reforms

    “The education public service deserves an ambitious policy. Unfortunately, the service is coming under pressure today due to job cuts.”

    France: Teachers worried about Sarkozy reforms
  8. Standards and working conditions 19 December 2006

    France: teachers strike against the decree on "the service obligations of secondary school teachers"

    Half of all secondary school teachers in France responded to the call of their unions to participate in a one-day strike on 18 December. The teachers are protesting against the "decree on the service obligations of secondary school teachers" proposed by Education Minister Gilles de Robien.

    France: teachers strike against the decree on "the service obligations of secondary school teachers"
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 31 March 2006

    EI letter of support to French affiliates

    Education International has written a letter of support to French affiliates concerning the First Employment Contract (CPE) job law.

    EI letter of support to French affiliates
  10. Standards and working conditions 13 January 2006

    France: Demonstrations planned from 30 January

    EI affiliates in France will be joined by the national students’ union UNEF between January 30 and February 4 in protesting against the government’s lack of investment in education.

    France: Demonstrations planned from 30 January