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Articles from Switzerland

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 10 November 2020

    Switzerland: teachers call for uniform and reinforced measures

    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...

    Switzerland: teachers call for uniform and reinforced measures
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 12 August 2020

    Switzerland: 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.

    Switzerland: Education unions join forces for safe return to schools and quality education
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 May 2019

    Switzerland: New report shows overworked and underpaid teachers

    Teachers in Switzerland are often overworked and underpaid, especially if they work on part-time contracts, according to the latest report on working time of the Dachverband Lehrerinnen und Lehrer Schweiz (LCH) and the Syndicat des Enseignants Romands (SER).

    Switzerland: New report shows overworked and underpaid teachers
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 19 June 2018

    “Between hope and despair in the EU copyright reform- What's in it for education?”, by Nikola Wachter

    Nikola Wachter

    I am a teacher by training and I am concerned about the current European Union copyright reform. I am familiar with the day to day practices of preparing lessons, the search for the best picture, text snippet, piece of music or video that will help me to explain a certain...

    “Between hope and despair in the EU copyright reform- What's in it for education?”, by Nikola Wachter
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 May 2018

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller

    Andreas Keller

    Isn’ it ironic? 50 years ago, in May 1968, students in Paris were going to the barricades and aspiring to a societal revolution – and initiated an overdue reform of higher education almost throughout Europe eventually. Today, in May 2018, ministers in charge of higher education from 48 countries belonging...

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller
  6. Equity and inclusion 15 March 2018

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP

    Silvia Costa

    Refugees and migrants education, especially minors, is a top priority, the best way to empower them and foster their integration, but also one of the principles on which the EU is funded. It is incredible, though, that education of migrants - especially forced migrants and refugees - seems to be...

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP
  7. Equity and inclusion 21 November 2017

    Switzerland: Educators stand up for children and refugees on World Children’s Day

    On the occasion of Word Children’s Day, the Swiss education union, LCH (Dachverband Lehrerinnen und Lehrer Schweiz), has reminded the Swiss government of its duty to accept and protect refugee children and their families.

    Switzerland: Educators stand up for children and refugees on World Children’s Day
  8. Union growth 2 November 2017

    Trade unionists united to ensure LGBTI rights at the workplace

    “Education International has been one of the world's leading unions in the fight for the respect of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex workers,” Education International's Executive Board member Daniel Lafrenière reminded at a top trade union event.

    Trade unionists united to ensure LGBTI rights at the workplace
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 September 2017

    Swiss Education Day focuses on educators’ health

    On the occasion of the Swiss Education Day, teachers’ unions demanded that efforts be made by employers to improve their health protection, with the slogan “Healthy Schools - Good Schools.”

    Swiss Education Day focuses on educators’ health
  10. Union growth 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  11. Standards and working conditions 29 July 2016

    Switzerland: union launches initiative to promote decent pension for teachers

    When Swiss citizens hit the polls on 25 September they will have the chance to vote on a popular initiative known as AHVplus, initiated by teacher unionists, which aims to offer increased pensions to educators.

    Switzerland: union launches initiative to promote decent pension for teachers
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 April 2016

    A Swiss government decision to rob Peter to pay Paul has a teacher union up in arms

    It’s going to be a bumpy road ahead as one of Switzerland’s teachers’ unions clashes with the government after making its decision to use funds earmarked for education to build new transport infrastructure.

    A Swiss government decision to rob Peter to pay Paul has a teacher union up in arms
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 January 2016

    The importance of teachers and the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution

    While all the talk and excitement in Davos is focused on the next industrial revolution, the key to quality education remains living, breathing classroom teachers, despite of all the digital hype.

    The importance of teachers and the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution
  14. Standards and working conditions 24 June 2015

    Switzerland: teachers want to balance the salary scales

    Swiss educators say it’s time to reverse a 20-year trend of underpaying teachers, by raising salaries to the level of other sectors to ensure that the profession continues to be a popular career choice.

    Switzerland: teachers want to balance the salary scales
  15. Equity and inclusion 25 February 2014

    EU answers Switzerland: freezes research grants and Swiss involvement in Erasmus+

    The European Union has suspended negotiations with Switzerland on the participation in EU education exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+ and the Horizon 2020 research programme, because of the imminent introduction of quotas to community workers approved in a referendum last week.

    EU answers Switzerland: freezes research grants and Swiss involvement in Erasmus+