Training date

06/12/2022 - 07/12/2022
(13:00 - 13:00 - CET, Brussels time)


See here for a report of this training course

The right to have time off from work to undertake trade union training is not always guaranteed. It, therefore, needs to be negotiated and implemented. All workers should be allowed to get paid educational leaves to participate in trade union training.

However, in many EU countries, the right to trade union educational leaves must be improved to enlarge participation in trade union education to - among others - workers from small and middle-sized companies, workers with children, etc.

Additionally, because the overall situation at work makes it difficult for workers to take educational leave, they need to be supported to use this right.

Objectives of the course:

  • To promote and reinforce workers’ right to paid educational leave around Europe
  • To explore legislative and bargaining tools to support this right
  • To share good practices aiming to support workers’ right to paid educational leave

Learning outcomes:

  • To strengthen trade unionists’ knowledge of paid TU educational leave and empower them to enlarge the scope of trade union training
  • To collect and share trade union practices as well as legislative and bargaining tools that support workers’ right to paid educational leave


The draft programme is available here.

Working languages:

English, German, and Italian


Trade unionists working in education or involved in lobbying/negotiations/campaigning


Individual expressions of interest must be made through national contact persons (see the list here) before 25 November. Should you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Carine Boon, cboon@etui.org  or Franklin Kimbimbi, fkimbimbi@etui.org