Belgium - Work pressure in education - November 30, 2017

Trade unions initiated one of the largest teacher gatherings ever organised, with up to a thousand educators participating. The conference in Liège heard teacher after teacher describe how difficult the profession has become. Their views were aired at a study day on ‘Teaching, an increasingly difficult job’, organised by a trade union common front, including the Centrale générale des services publics–Enseignement (CGSP-FGTB), the Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens de l’Enseignement (CSC-Enseignement) and the Syndicat Libre de la Fonction Publique (SLFP). The event aimed to both take stock of how the difficulties of the teaching profession impact staff health and to identify possible solutions. 

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