Switzerland - New report shows teachers are overworked and underpaid - June 1, 2019

Teachers are often overworked and underpaid. Especially those on part-time contracts, according to the latest report on working time of two trade unions. Every ten years a similar report is published, previous editions dating from 1999 and 2009. The most recent report shows that most teachers spend between 8.6% and 16% extra hours at work. The unions are both demanding paid extra hours for educators, a reduction of compulsory extra education hours for teachers, more resources for the classrooms and more time for educators to interact with parents.

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For more information, please contact Sanne van der Gaag or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) sannevandergaag@deburcht.org or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Steve Coulter scoulter@etui.org. For previous full issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.eu. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org.


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