GEW Members at International Schools: 3.11.2023 to 4.11.2023

Freitag, 3. November 2023 - 18:00 bis Samstag, 4. November 2023 - 15:30
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National Training Weekend for GEW members on Works Councils and other active members at schools

An event for GEW members at international schools, seminar language is English without German translation.

Eine Veranstaltung für GEW Mitglieder an Internationalen Schulen, Seminarsprache ist Englisch ohne deutsche Übersetzung.

Information and exchange on important GEW topics such as German Industrial Law and Codetermination (Mitbestimmung), job security, managing tensions in the relationship with management, contracts and/or agreements around pay and conditions, and much more are the focus of these two days.

In addition, the role of the GEW within Works Councils and its tasks should be examined (where does the GEW stand, what is its position?).

We would also like to exchange experiences and promote mutual networking in a relaxed atmosphere.

Friday, 3.11.23, 6 pm – Saturday, 4.11.2023, 3.30 pm

Hannover, GEW-Geschäftsstelle, Berliner Allee 16, 30175 Hannover

Free for GEW-members
Only for GEW-members!

Accomommodation is in single rooms in the Cityhotel am Thielenplatz 2 in Hannover


Draft agenda:

Friday 6 pm – 9.00 pm

Orientation, all about the GEW,

Welcome by member of the GEW national executive


Sharing experiences from your workplaces


Saturday 9.30 – 11.00

Saturday a national industrial officer will be there on the Saturday to work with us.

Your Rights at Work - German Industrial Law and:

Job Security

Contracts and or Agreements around pay and conditions

(Haustarife bzw. Betriebsvereinbarungen – Gehalt)

11.15 – 12.45

Managing tensions in the relationship with management:

GEW positioning within Works Councils - professional, pro active and pro employee

German Industrial Law and Codetermination (Mitbestimmung)

12.45 – 1.45 Lunch

1.45 – 2.00

What’s next? Orga Teams for the National Network and the next

National Training Weekend in 2024 … Looking for 6 to 8 volunteers

2.00 - 3.15

What’s next? Building union structures in our work places

3.15 – 3.30

Evaluation and Departure


For support in getting paid leave if necessary to attend this meeting contact the national union.

Training for Works Council members is a legal right in Germany.
Train fares / car costs* / food / accommodation / childcare will all be covered.

* 30 cents per km for the first 100 km, 15 cents thereafter

If you are unable to pay the train fare up front let us know - a booking via the GEW account at Lanes
and Planes is possible. For Information about GEW support for ‘Sorgearbeit’ (Childcare / looking after
relatives with care needs) at the meeting or at your home and disability access contact Nick Strauss on


Free for GEW-members

Online registration