Levelling The Playing Field: Fair Salary And Job Safety For Teachers in European Schools

Compared to their colleagues in local schools, teachers at the two Europeans schools in Luxembourg are increasingly at a disadvantage in terms of salary and job safety.

How can this happen in a country where teaching is one of the highest-paid professions in the public sector and what – if anything – will the next few days bring in the year-long struggle to level the playing field?

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Spaceminer: Nick Wilkinson

If you like Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, then you’ll love this episode of Luxventures. Not only does it feature two middle-aged guys in a motorised vehicle, it is also marginally funnier.

But since neither Nick Wilkinson nor myself own massively overpriced cars, we literally talked in the back of a bus. The dreaded line 222, to be exact. We did talk about massively overpriced cars, though. An buses. And ticket inspectors.

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A New Beginning in Luxembourg: Ellen Salloum

The first episode of the new season features Ellen Salloum, a Syrian mother of two who was forced to leave her country on account of the conflict there. She talks about her fears and worries as well as relief and piece of mind when she realised she and her family will stay in Luxembourg for a bit.

We talked about how Luxembourg and its people look from the standpoint of someone who was primarily trying to escape from a war-zone but who also had little say over their final destination.

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