Articles from France
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 March 2023
Are new technologies feminist?
Surprisingly, while most teachers (70% of teachers in France are women) are in favour of equality between girls and boys, as soon as the words “feminist pedagogy” are uttered, they are met with confusion and even rejection. It is like claiming to be in favour of equality without promoting the...Are new technologies feminist?
Union growth 6 December 2022
France: State education staff called to the ballot box for the social dialogue elections
French education unions are currently campaigning for their social dialogue elections. The 1.4 million voters in the Ministry of National Education and Youth, the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research are invited to vote by internet from 1 to 8 December 2022.France: State education staff called to the ballot box for the social dialogue elections
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 November 2022
France: Discussing inclusion among all educational professions, across all territories. It can be done!
As part of the second annual meeting of education professionals organised by the Union Nationale des Syndicats Autonomes-Éducation (UNSA Education), 30 meetings in all regions and overseas territories will bring together more than 1,000 French educators on 15 November to discuss the question: “Inclusive society: what about education?”France: Discussing inclusion among all educational professions, across all territories. It can be done!
Trade union rights are human rights 19 October 2022
France: trade union front against the government reform of vocational
Education International stands in solidarity with French education trade unionists who strongly supported the inter-union mobilisation on 18 October against the reform of vocational high schools.France: trade union front against the government reform of vocational
Trade union rights are human rights 7 October 2022
Iran: Education International demands the unconditional release of two French teacher unionists
Education International (EI) strongly condemns the cruel ploy by the Iranian authorities to extort a statement from two French unionists who are in captivity as “State hostages”.Iran: Education International demands the unconditional release of two French teacher unionists
Union renewal and development 23 March 2022
Hungary: quality trade union renewal with international solidarity
With the support of the Syndicat national des enseignements de second degré-Fédération syndicale unitaire (SNES-FSU) in France, the Pedagógusok Szakszervezete-Syndicat des Enseignants de Hongrie (PSZ-SEH) has organised trade union training for its young members.Hungary: quality trade union renewal with international solidarity
Standards and working conditions 27 January 2022
France: Education workers take to the streets against the downgrading of their pay
Many education unions are part of the multi-union group that launched the cross-sector call for strike action on wages and pensions in France. They are demanding pay rises, defending jobs and working conditions and deploring the fact that in the public education sector salaries are being so starkly downgraded.France: Education workers take to the streets against the downgrading of their pay
Leading the profession 20 January 2022
France: unions continue to mobilise for improved health and working conditions in education
Following the strongly supported strike on 13 January , the French trade union federations have called for another day of action on 20 January to continue to demand adequate health conditions to protect against COVID-19 in schools and an improvement in the status of teachers.France: unions continue to mobilise for improved health and working conditions in education
Standards and working conditions 13 January 2022
France: wide participation in strike action against the management of the health crisis in schools
Education unions in France mobilised on 13 January calling for staff to be respected and that schools have the resources they need to function amid the COVID-19 health crisis. The trigger for the strike was the health protocol for schools, announced in the press just hours before the start of...France: wide participation in strike action against the management of the health crisis in schools
Union renewal and development 1 December 2021
SNES-FSU France: Supporting unions who are struggling because of political or economic circumstances
SNES-FSU France has been using its own funds for several decades to help unions - mostly French-speaking - to become stronger.SNES-FSU France: Supporting unions who are struggling because of political or economic circumstances
Climate action and literacy 9 November 2021
In France, the role of Sustainable Development Advisor in schools
Émeline is a Life and Earth Sciences teacher and Sustainable Development Advisor. After 10 years in a REP+ (Priority Education Network) in the Créteil academy, Émeline arrived at the François Perron secondary school in Cerilly. It is a rural school, north of Montluçon in the Allier department, with 108 pupils....In France, the role of Sustainable Development Advisor in schools
Democracy 19 October 2021
Samuel Paty, one year later: “The teaching profession: the light that illuminates darkness”
A year ago, French history and geography professor Samuel Paty was decapitated near his school in a suburb of Paris. In response to this horrifying attack, the Education International Executive Board adopted a resolution reaffirming the crucial role of teachers in supporting critical thinking, freedom of speech, science, the truth,...Samuel Paty, one year later: “The teaching profession: the light that illuminates darkness”
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 June 2021
G7 leaders commit to support girls’ education but fall short on financing the promise
During last weekend’s meeting, G7 leaders announced their support for theGirls’ Education Declaration and committed to addressing the setbacks brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, financial commitments announced for the Global Partnership for Education are below the amount needed to ensure the most vulnerable have access to education.G7 leaders commit to support girls’ education but fall short on financing the promise
Standards and working conditions 14 January 2021
France: Unions prepare to mobilise in face of uncertainty caused by COVID-19
French education unions have called for a more robust and effective health policy as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. They are also seeking a recognition and improvement of educators’ working and living conditions.France: Unions prepare to mobilise in face of uncertainty caused by COVID-19
Trade union rights are human rights 9 November 2020
France: education workers demand better sanitary measures
French teaching unions seek a commitment from the public authorities to improve the sanitary protocol to ensure the full and total protection of their health and that of their pupils.France: education workers demand better sanitary measures
Democracy 27 October 2020
“The Teaching Profession: The light that illuminates darkness”, by David Edwards.
The brutal assassination of Samuel Paty, French history and geography teacher, on 16 October in front of his school sent waves of shock far beyond France and the teaching profession.“The Teaching Profession: The light that illuminates darkness”, by David Edwards.
Union growth 19 October 2020
France: French unions lead mourning of assassinated teacher Samuel Paty
In gatherings all over France, tribute was paid to Samuel Paty, 47, a history, and geography teacher who was the victim of a terrorist attack near his school, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in the Paris suburbs. Paty was decapitated following an Internet campaign against the use in his class of a caricature of...France: French unions lead mourning of assassinated teacher Samuel Paty
Trade union rights are human rights 29 September 2020
“The Movement Against Pension Reform in France: Paradoxes of Teacher Militancy” by Laurent Frajerman.
Teachers in France, like in many countries, are simultaneously leading a social movement and facing the prospect of a lowering of their professional status, which would become more acute as a result of the pension reform undertaken by the French government in 2019. But their ‘uber-militancy’ (the use of strikes...“The Movement Against Pension Reform in France: Paradoxes of Teacher Militancy” by Laurent Frajerman.