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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Historically, the Czech lands were a stronghold of Social Democracy and Trade Unions. Are teachers in Language Schools not unionised ?

http://www.worker-participation.eu/National-Industrial-Relations/Countries/Czech-Republic/Trade-Unions
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Czexpat



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
Historically, the Czech lands were a stronghold of Social Democracy and Trade Unions. Are teachers in Language Schools not unionised ?

http://www.worker-participation.eu/National-Industrial-Relations/Countries/Czech-Republic/Trade-Unions


How do you effectively unionise an almost exclusively freelance workforce, a substantial percentage of which changes on a yearly basis? Especially when much of that workforce is made up of 20-somethings only looking for enough to fund 12 months of their travel adventures.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That, I am pleased to say, is not my problem !
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it wasn't a very realistic suggestion.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, the flaw in the idea; the EFL teachers of Prague aren't Czech, so the national tendency towards unionization don't really apply:-)

Nor could/would they pay union dues on their EFL-in-Prague salaries in most cases.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spiral78 wrote:
Ah, the flaw in the idea; the EFL teachers of Prague aren't Czech, so the national tendency towards unionization don't really apply:-)

Nor could/would they pay union dues on their EFL-in-Prague salaries in most cases.


That;s the sort of cynical, defeatist talk that brought us Blairism. Find your inner Joe Gormley, man!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talkin Brit at me don't do no good whatsoever:-)

I'll try setting up a 'sign up for the union' stand on Vaclavske nam in September. Wonder how much I can collect in union dues..................
............................hmmmm. There may be more to this idea than I originally thought Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if it's anything like the taxi drivers' union, you'll need an enforcer. I don't come cheap but you'd shudder to see what i can do with a whiteboard marker.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hired!
And your new union card is in the mail.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to declare a soviet first!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proper paperwork and applications for appropriate stamps/seals/flags/uniforms duly in the post as well Very Happy
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