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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR TRADE UNION OF EDUCATION IN FINLAND Lauri Kurvonen Tampere 9.6.2011.

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1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR TRADE UNION OF EDUCATION IN FINLAND Lauri Kurvonen Tampere

2 Contents Trade Union of Education Background and aims The structure of the program Implementation 2

3 Trade Union of Education in Finland OAJ Over members from early childhood education to university teaching Teacher students and veteran teachers are included Breakdown of the OAJ members by gender: women 74 %, men 26 % Over 95 % of the Finnish teachers are trade union members

4 Speaker for education OAJ promotes Finnish education and training Social dialogue with the government, parliament, ministries and the National Board of Education Social dialogue also at municipal level OAJ has members in educational work-groups established by ministries etc. OAJ is working together with other unions and NGO´s and parents OAJ is active in media 4

5 Contents Trade Union of Education Background and aims The structure of the program Implementation 5

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7 Contents Trade Union of Education Background and aims The structure of the program Implementation 7

8 The sectors of the program Organization activities - Promoting, supporting and employing sustainable development for the internal activities of the organization - The OAJ office defines, designs and carries out the action plans - The impact is mainly internal Education politics - Promoting and empowering the sustainable deployment issues through the national education policies, improving the working conditions of teachers - The OAJ office and the trustee boards of the organization design and implement the activities - The impact is mainly external (Education administration, providers of education) Sustainability support for teachers - Promoting and supporting sustainable development activities in schools and kindergartens - The OAJ office and the local OAJ associations design and carry out the activities - The impact is mainly external (teachers, schools and kindergartens) 8

9 4. Verification of the results 1.Survey of the status and Seeking for aims and tasks 3. Implementation and monitoring Commitment and activity of the owner 2. Action plan Program circulation

10 Contents Trade Union of Education Background and aims The structure of the program Implementation 10

11 Organization activities Objectives - Energy efficiency improvements - Material efficiency improvements - Staff and trustees occupational wellbeing and health improvements - Improvements in development prospects and involvement opportunities of staff and trustees - Development and implementation of sustainable investment policies Starting activities - Energy and material efficiency surveys and monitoring - Occupational health and wellbeing surveys and monitoring 11

12 Education politics Objectives - Promoting of teachers occupational health, safety and wellbeing - Promoting of teachers further education opportunities for the sustainable development - Promoting of sustainable development issues within the curriculum development Implementation approaches - Proactive cooperation with the education administration and the education providers - Proactive cooperation with the local administrators and the local OAJ associations 12

13 Sustainability support for teachers Objectivities - Aid, information and training courses for transforming schools to be socially, culturally and ecologically sustainable - Aid, information and training courses for improving the occupational wellbeing and health of teachers Starting activities - Work shops and seminars with members of the local associations in order to define the local needs and expectations - Close and proactive cooperation between the OAJ office and the local OAJ associations. 13

14 Vision of the program outcomes The activities of the trade union are based on the principles of the sustainable development. The trade union promotes and supports sustainable development through the education politics and supports teachers with the Realization of sustainable development at schools and in education. Organization activities The ecological foot print of the organization is at a sustainable level and the organization is a socially strong, healthy and innovative society. Education politics Schools and kindergartens have opportunities, grounds and desire to be and act as socially, culturally and ecologically sustainable societies. Sustainability support for teachers Teachers have support, means and tools for developing their work and work places to be socially, culturally and ecologically sustainable 14

15 Thank You !


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