Your Rights at work in Germany: Union Representatives and Works' Councils Members
Englischsprachiges Seminar für Kolleginnen und Kollegen an internationalen Schulen
What are your rights at work in Germany? And who does what to make sure that your rights are respected.? This english language workshop is aimed at union members in both public and private sector education who want to become more active in the GEW. It will cover the basics of German Labour Law and the roles of unions and Works Councils (both Betriebs- and Personalräte).
Looking at concrete examples from strikes around national pay scales (Tarifrunden) to issues around understaffing and overwork (Gefährdungsanzeigen), we'll discuss options for action and look at some of the points of tension between the two structures. If you have concrete questions that you'd like to discuss please mail them to email@example.com - we'll do our best to work them in.
Leitung: Elke Suhr was a Unison activist in the UK and is now a special needs teacher and Deputy Chair of the Bremerhaven Personalrat Schulen; Nick Strauss was a NUT (now NEU) activist in the UK, and is now a teacher and GEW rep at a Secondary School and State Treasurer of the GEW in Bremen.