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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Creating a dedicated National Equality Officer post within the Union

Internal practice
United Kingdom
EIS
Gender pay and pension gap, Work-life balance, Gender-based violence and harassment, Gender stereotypes, Gender-based discrimination, 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, Inclusion of students with special needs, Inclusion of teachers, academics, and other education personnel with special needs, Xenophobia, racism and prejudices, Cultural and social attitudes, Targeted support for education personnel from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups, Inclusion of members from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups in trade union work, Integration of culturally sensitive content in curricula
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
Trade Union members
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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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Sickness before maternity rest

External practice
Belgium
COV
Gender pay and pension gap, 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, 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
Legislation/policy/strategy/funding
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
Teachers/trainers, Other educational personnel, School leaders
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Publications & mainstreaming (gender, diversity, …)

Internal practice
Belgium
COV
Inclusion in schools/education institutes, Inclusion in trade unions, Inclusion in emergency situations (e.g. COVID 19, environmental disasters, etc.), Gender pay and pension gap, 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, 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, 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, Inclusion of students with special needs, Inclusion of teachers, academics, and other education personnel with special needs, Inclusion of members with special needs in trade union work, The physical (classroom and school) environment, Xenophobia, racism and prejudices, Cultural and social attitudes, Linguistic barriers, Recognition of qualifications, Targeted support for students from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups, Targeted support for education personnel from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups, Inclusion of members from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups in trade union work, Integration of culturally sensitive content in curricula, Support for education in refugee reception centres, Understanding socio-economic disadvantage, Supporting students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background
Publication
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education
Trade Union members, Stakeholders
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Care credit is taken into account for the pension of educational personnel

External practice
Belgium
COV
Gender pay and pension gap, Work-life balance
Legislation/policy/strategy/funding
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
Teachers/trainers, Other educational personnel, School leaders
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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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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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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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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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A package of measures to promote gender equality issues in the education system in Scotland

External practice
Get It Right For Girls report
United Kingdom
EIS
Gender pay and pension gap, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Work-life balance
Campaign, Dissemination of data, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, 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 regional level, Specific arrangements to facilitate participation in trade union’s work and decision-making process, 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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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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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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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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Collective agreement on primary teachers’ pay and conditions

External practice
Protesting for higher pay (BUPL's website)
Denmark
BUPL
Gender pay and pension gap, Gender stereotypes, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession
Social dialogue negotiations on the regional level, Trade union actions (e.g. demonstration, strike)
Primary 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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