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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Support to teachers and students in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

External practice
Tajikistan
TUESWRT
Inclusion in emergency situations (e.g. COVID 19, environmental disasters, etc.), Supporting students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background
Support (material and/or financial) to facilitate access to quality education, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
Teachers/trainers, Other educational personnel, School leaders, Trade Union members, Students/learners, Education employers
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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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Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in educational Institutions

External practice
Israel
ITU
Inclusion in schools/education institutes, Inclusion of students with special needs, The physical (classroom and school) environment
Legislation/policy/strategy/funding, Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Teaching materials and strategies, Support (material and/or financial) to facilitate access to quality education, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Trade union actions (e.g. demonstration, strike), Monitoring the implementation of equality and inclusion provisions in collective agreements
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education
Students/learners
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Extending the ‘School Meals Scheme’

External practice
Ireland
INTO
Inclusion in schools/education institutes, Supporting students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background
Campaign, Publication, Teaching materials and strategies, Support (material and/or financial) to facilitate access to quality education, Research/collection 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
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education
Teachers/trainers, School leaders, Trade Union members, Parents/carers/families, Students/learners
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Homelessness in the Classroom

External practice
Homelessness in the classroom
Ireland
INTO
Inclusion in emergency situations (e.g. COVID 19, environmental disasters, etc.), Understanding socio-economic disadvantage, Supporting students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background
Campaign, Publication, Teaching materials and strategies, Support (material and/or financial) to facilitate access to quality education, Research/collection 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
Primary education
Teachers/trainers, School leaders, Trade Union members, Parents/carers/families, Students/learners
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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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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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“YES 13 - because primary school teachers earn it!”

Internal practice
Germany
GEW
Gender pay and pension gap, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Gender stereotypes
Legislation/policy/strategy/funding, Campaign, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Primary education
Teachers/trainers
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Collective agreements on work-life balance issues

External practice
Italy
CISL-S, FLC-CGIL, UIL-Scuola
Gender-based violence and harassment, Work-life balance
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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Collective agreements on reduced hours, parental leave, maternity leave, the right to disconnect, the right to breastfeed at work, and the right to leave to take care of ill relatives

External practice
Malta
MUT
Work-life balance
Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Social dialogue negotiations on the regional level
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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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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Improved leave and flexible working measures

External practice
STEs-Intersindical's Equality Plan
Spain
STEs-Intersindical
Work-life balance
Equality strategy/action plan, Publication, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, 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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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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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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A package of measures to improve work-life balance (Research)

External practice
Leave provisions on TUI website
Ireland
TUI
Work-life balance
Dissemination of data, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Publication, Research/collection of data, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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Collective agreement on working hours

External practice
Signing of the collective labour agreement in the education system by the Minister of Education
Romania
FSLE
Work-life balance
Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
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Lobbying on work-life balance legislation

External practice
Cyprus
KTOS
Work-life balance
Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
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A series of activities aimed at closing the gender pay gap and improving teachers’ salaries

External practice
NASUWT protests about national pay in London
United Kingdom
NASUWT
Gender pay and pension gap
Campaign, Dissemination of data, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Publication, Research/collection of data, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Trade union actions (e.g. demonstration, strike)
Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
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Recruitment practices in leadership posts

External practice
GOD's webpage dedicated to women's issues
Austria
GÖD
Vertical segregation in the teaching profession
Dissemination of data, Gender quotas regulation, Legal counseling and/or legal representation of trade union’s members, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Publication, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
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