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Education & Employment news & information for Basque Country

Teacher at Catholic-run school 'fired for having IVF' wins her job back
Education/Work Mon, May 1, 2017

Teacher at Catholic-run school 'fired for having...

A TEACHER at a convent-run primary school who was 'made redundant' after having IVF has won her job back after taking the centre to court. The tutor, who had been at the Salvador-Maristas school in Bilbao since...

Pioneering primary school following 'Harvard methods' has not set exams since 2010
Education/Work Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Pioneering primary school following 'Harvard...

A PRIMARY school in Bilbao (Basque Country) has not held exams in four years and has dispensed with textbooks, following a tried-and-tested method developed by Harvard University in the USA. Young pupils who attend the...

Employee's 'big brother' sacking declared null and void
Education/Work Wed, Aug 15, 2012

Employee's 'big brother' sacking declared null...

AN employee has won his job back after being fired because the Supreme Court considered tracking him via GPS after he had called in sick was an invasion of privacy. Joaquín I.T., who worked for a cleaning and rubbish...

Young welder crushed by falling gas pipe
Education/Work Wed, Aug 27, 2008

Young welder crushed by falling gas pipe

A young welder in his early twenties died yesterday after a 1,000kg section of gas pipe fell on top of his head, also trapping his legs. Gil Churra Flores, who was employed by Cap Welding, died shortly before 5pm...

Education/Work Fri, Apr 11, 2008

Port worker dies during cargo hold inspection

A 45 year old merchant ship inspector died yesterday morning shortly after inhaling gases emanating from a cargo hold on a soya transport ship - the 'Kyla', which flies under a Liberian flag - moored in Bilbao...

Nude protest lasts barely fifteen minutes
Education/Work Tue, Nov 27, 2007

Nude protest lasts barely fifteen minutes

A small group of protesters from the Platform Against Social Exclusion in Vizcaya, four of whom were naked, staged a short demonstration outside a government office in Bilbao this morning to draw attention to the plight...

Education/Work Mon, Oct 8, 2007

Forest worker killed by falling tree

A 37 year old man was killed this morning when he ignored health and safety guidelines pertaining to distances to be maintained during tree felling activity, and was hit by a pine chopped down by a fellow forest worker....

Four injured in Basque steel plant blast
Education/Work Thu, Sep 14, 2006

Four injured in Basque steel plant blast

Four men were injured when an explosion ripped through the ACB steel company in Sestao at around 7.20am this morning. The explosion occcurred in a waste residue pit outside the main factory, and seems to have been...

Education/Work Wed, Sep 6, 2006

Spanish flag removed from Basque schoolbooks

It has become apparent that the vast majority of schoolbooks on sale for the current courses in the Basque country have removed the word Spain and the Spanish flag from their editions, instead replacing them with:...

Education/Work Fri, May 13, 2005

Jokin bullies get off lightly

The eight minors accused of tormenting tragic Jokin Ceberio to the point where he took his own life by jumping off a high wall in his home town of Fuenterrabía (Guipúzcoa) on the 21st September 2004, have been...

Tragic Jokin bullies admit slapping and making fun of him
Education/Work Tue, Apr 26, 2005

Tragic Jokin bullies admit slapping and making fun of him

The eight youths on trial -seven boys and a girl- for bullying 14 year old Jokin CL, who committed suicide by throwing himself off a wall in the town of Hondarribia on the 21st September last year, admitted during the...