This online Database of Good Practices contains descriptions and links to practical initiatives on various topics implemented by the ETUCE member organisations. The aim of the work on good practices is to enhance the effective implementation of ETUCE policies by the ETUCE member organisations on national and regional level. This database is to be used by education trade unions as a source of inspiration and as a practical manual of tools and arguments proven successful within education trade unions and in the education sector.

If you would like to feature your good practice in this database, please fill in the form and send it to Victor.Belaud@csee-etuce.org.

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Inclusion of LGBTI teaching staff

Internal practice
United Kingdom
NASUWT
Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and harassment, Integration of LGBTI issues in curricula, Raising awareness and understanding on LGBTI issues, Safe and healthy working environment for LGBTI teachers, academics, and other education personnel, Inclusion of LGBTI members in trade union work
Legislation/policy/strategy/funding, Campaign, Project, Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Digital tools (e.g. e-learning platform, MOOC, website), Curriculum, Teaching materials and strategies, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members, Research/collection of data, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Specific arrangements to facilitate participation in trade union’s work and decision-making process, Equality strategy/action plan, Lobbying education authorities
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
Teachers/trainers, School leaders, Trade Union members, Education employers
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Gender discrimination in the Ministry of Education

Internal practice
Spain
F.E.CC.OO
Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union, Gender-based discrimination
Gender quotas regulation, Research/collection of data, Dissemination of data, Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Equality strategy/action plan, Lobbying education authorities
Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
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Inclusion during emergency situation (COVID-19. Support students with disadvantaged socio-economic background)

Internal practice
Hungary
SEH
Inclusion in emergency situations (e.g. COVID 19, environmental disasters, etc.), Inclusion of students with special needs, Supporting students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background
Legislation/policy/strategy/funding, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members, Evaluation and assessment, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Equality strategy/action plan, Lobbying education authorities
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
Teachers/trainers, Trade Union members, Parents/carers/families, Education employers
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Education during a pandemic

Internal practice
Poland
ZNP
Inclusion in emergency situations (e.g. COVID 19, environmental disasters, etc.), Inclusion of students with special needs, Inclusion of members from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups in trade union work, Support for education in refugee reception centres, Supporting students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background
Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Publication, Digital tools (e.g. e-learning platform, MOOC, website), Support (material and/or financial) to facilitate access to quality education, Dissemination of data, Cooperation with other stakeholders (e.g. families, social services), Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the regional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Trade union actions (e.g. demonstration, strike), Equality strategy/action plan, Lobbying education authorities
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
Teachers/trainers, School leaders, Trade Union members, Parents/carers/families, Education employers, Stakeholders
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The sovereign consults - good law builds

External practice
Poland
ZNP
Work-life balance, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union
Project, Programme (e.g. nation-wide), Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Digital tools (e.g. e-learning platform, MOOC, website), Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members, Dissemination of data, Cooperation with other stakeholders (e.g. families, social services), Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the regional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Specific arrangements to facilitate participation in trade union’s work and decision-making process, Lobbying education authorities
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
Teachers/trainers, Other educational personnel, School leaders, Trade Union members, Stakeholders
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Rainbow Friday

Internal practice
Poland
ZNP
Inclusion in schools/education institutes, Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and harassment, Integration of LGBTI issues in curricula, Raising awareness and understanding on LGBTI issues, Safe and healthy working environment for LGBTI teachers, academics, and other education personnel, Inclusion of LGBTI members in trade union work
Campaign, Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Publication, Digital tools (e.g. e-learning platform, MOOC, website), Teaching materials and strategies, Lobbying education authorities
Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
Teachers/trainers, School leaders, Trade Union members, Students/learners
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Teachers mobilise for the rights of refugees

External practice
Poland
ZNP
Inclusion in schools/education institutes, Inclusion of members with special needs in trade union work
Legislation/policy/strategy/funding, Project, Programme (e.g. nation-wide), Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Publication, Digital tools (e.g. e-learning platform, MOOC, website), Teaching materials and strategies, Support (material and/or financial) to facilitate access to quality education, Discussion/round table, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members, Research/collection of data, Dissemination of data, Cooperation with other stakeholders (e.g. families, social services), Evaluation and assessment, Social dialogue negotiations on the regional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Specific arrangements to facilitate participation in trade union’s work and decision-making process, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Lobbying education authorities
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
Teachers/trainers, Other educational personnel, School leaders, Trade Union members, Stakeholders
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Creation of an equalities department named “Mujer y Políticas Sociales”

Internal practice
FeSP-UGT Promotion for Women's Day 2018
Spain
Fesp-UGT
Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union, Gender equality in the wider labour market, Gender equality linked to wider societal issues (e.g. ageing, migration, political situation, religion), Gender pay and pension gap, Gender stereotypes, Gender-based discrimination, Gender-based violence and harassment, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Work-life balance
Campaign, Dissemination of data, Equality strategy/action plan, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Gender equality/equality structure within trade union, Lobbying education authorities, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Publication, Research/collection of data, Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Social dialogue negotiations on the regional level, Specific arrangements to facilitate participation in trade union’s work and decision-making process, Trade union actions (e.g. demonstration, strike), Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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Collection of data on female professors

External practice
Norway
NAR
Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession
Dissemination of data, Lobbying education authorities, Research/collection of data
Higher education
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A global package of measures to improve gender equality in trade union membership

Internal practice
SNES-FSU's women's brochure
France
SNES-FSU
Gender pay and pension gap, Work-life balance, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union, Gender-based violence and harassment, Gender equality linked to wider societal issues (e.g. ageing, migration, political situation, religion), Gender stereotypes, Gender equality in the wider labour market, Gender-based discrimination
Campaign, Publication, Gender quotas regulation, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Specific arrangements to facilitate participation in trade union’s work and decision-making process, Trade union actions (e.g. demonstration, strike), Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Equality strategy/action plan, Lobbying education authorities
Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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Empowering female union members

Internal practice
TUS' Women's Corner: https://sind-obr.org.rs/
Serbia
TUS
Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession
Dissemination of data, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Gender equality/equality structure within trade union, Lobbying education authorities, Publication, Research/collection of data, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education
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Parental leaves

External practice
OAJ's webpage on parental leave: https://www.oaj.fi/tyoelamaopas/perhevapaat/vanhempainvapaa/
Finland
OAJ
Work-life balance
Campaign, Gender quotas regulation, Lobbying education authorities, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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Equality road map

External practice
Finland
OAJ
Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union, Gender equality in the wider labour market, Gender equality linked to wider societal issues (e.g. ageing, migration, political situation, religion), Gender pay and pension gap, Gender stereotypes, Gender-based discrimination, Gender-based violence and harassment, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Work-life balance
Campaign, Dissemination of data, Equality strategy/action plan, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Lobbying education authorities, Publication, Research/collection of data
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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Creating a dedicated department for equality in the union

Internal practice
Taken from NEU's webpage dedicated to equality issues
United Kingdom
NEU
Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union
Equality strategy/action plan, Gender equality/equality structure within trade union, Lobbying education authorities, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Publication, Research/collection of data, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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Actions to tackle horizontal segregation

External practice
Netherlands
AOb
Gender pay and pension gap, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession
Campaign, Lobbying education authorities, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Trade union actions (e.g. demonstration, strike)
Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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Actions to tackle vertical segregation

External practice
Netherlands
AOb
Vertical segregation in the teaching profession
Campaign, Lobbying education authorities, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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A package of measures to improve work-life balance

External practice
HEA National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions
Ireland
TUI
Work-life balance
Dissemination of data, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Gender equality/equality structure within trade union, Lobbying education authorities, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Research/collection of data, Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members
Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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Creating a dedicated department for equality in the union

Internal practice
FSLE Equality department - Chart
Romania
FSLE
Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union, Gender equality in the wider labour market, Gender equality linked to wider societal issues (e.g. ageing, migration, political situation, religion), Gender pay and pension gap, Gender stereotypes, Gender-based discrimination, Gender-based violence and harassment, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Work-life balance
Campaign, Dissemination of data, Equality strategy/action plan, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Gender equality/equality structure within trade union, Lobbying education authorities, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Project, Publication, Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Specific arrangements to facilitate participation in trade union’s work and decision-making process, Trade union actions (e.g. demonstration, strike), Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members
Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
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Increasing the attractiveness of the teacher profession and reducing existing gender pay gaps

External practice
Bulgaria
SEB
Gender pay and pension gap
Equality strategy/action plan, Lobbying education authorities, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education
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Wage increases thanks to fruitful social dialogue

External practice
CRSTESA representatives discuss teachers' low wages at the ETUCE CEE Round Table in 2017
Armenia
CRSTESA
Gender equality in the wider labour market
Lobbying education authorities, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Primary education, Secondary education
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A package of measures to address gender inequalities in the teaching profession

External practice
March involving DOE in Greece
Greece
DOE
Gender equality in the wider labour market, Gender equality linked to wider societal issues (e.g. ageing, migration, political situation, religion), Gender pay and pension gap, Gender stereotypes, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Work-life balance
Campaign, Lobbying education authorities, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Trade union actions (e.g. demonstration, strike)
Primary education
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