Category "SLB News, Events & Campaigns"

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Full report – “ELT in Barcelona: The current state of affairs”

Earlier this year James and Melanie, two SLB members, conducted an online survey. It looked at teacher demographics, teaching background, working conditions and teachers’ reflections on the ELT industry. Here is an open access report that documents the findings of […]

Key findings from our ELT in Barcelona survey

What? Earlier this year James and Melanie, two SLB members, conducted an online survey. It looked at teacher demographics, teaching background, working conditions and teachers’ reflections on the ELT industry. If you’re reading this, you might be one of the […]

SLB launches e-learning platform, learn.SLB

Two years ago, several SLB cooperative members decided to invest extra time and money into building an e-learning platform. We are now finally launching that platform, learn.SLB, with its first teacher-training and language-learning courses. Why launch an e-learning platform? As […]

Divided unions, continuing precarity for Spain’s teachers

This piece was commissioned by the Teachers as Workers collective and is published simultaneously on their blog. We will not accept botch jobs or blackmail. In keeping with our principles, we are not going to sign an agreement that doesn’t […]

SLB Review of 2017!

The year has already passed for some of the world as I’m typing this, so before the bells toll for us, and we down our grapes, cava, whiskey, or whatever, we’ve just about got time to squeeze out a quick […]

New law for autónomo workers in Spain: now active!

A while back we reported on the formulation of a new law for autónomo workers in Spain (autónomos are officially registered freelancers). Well, it took a while but a good part of that bill has now passed into law, with more elements […]

Lights, camera … action research!

On Saturday November 25th 2017 in Barcelona, SLB’s Tom Flaherty hosted an interactive workshop on action research. Here Tom explains what he understands by the term. What is action research? Theory is when you know everything but nothing works. Practice […]

Know your rights: interview with Heiko Puechel, CCOO

In SLB we believe that it’s crucial to know your rights as a language teacher in the private sector in Catalunya. To clear up some topics such as the role of unions, the convenios and the right to collective bargaining […]

SLB: against state violence, for democracy, on strike

The cooperative SLB expresses its unconditional rejection of the state violence employed at many polling stations yesterday in Catalonia and particularly in our home of Barcelona, as well as of the curtailment of fundamental rights like freedom of expression and […]