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Education & Employment news & information for Galicia

Spain's longest-running worker to retire after 64 years
Education/Work Fri, Aug 16, 2019

Spain's longest-running worker to retire after 64 years

THE WOMAN who has paid into Spain's State pension pot the longest has finally announced her decision to retire. Dolores Agra Rodríguez, 78, or 'Loli' to friends and family, started work aged 14, meaning she...

'Sexist' advert for barmaid slammed online by hundreds
Education/Work Sun, Feb 14, 2016

'Sexist' advert for barmaid slammed online by...

AN ADVERT for a job in a bar in the province of A Coruña, Galicia has sparked so much outrage that the regional government has issued a statement condemning the wording. The sits vac post went viral on social networks...

Head teachers in the dock for 'torturing' nine-year-old with behavioural problems
Education/Work Sat, Nov 24, 2012

Head teachers in the dock for 'torturing' nine-year...

A FORMER headmaster and deputy headmistress are to stand trial for allegedly 'torturing' a nine-year-old pupil. Among other inappropriate actions, they are said to have tied the child up in the headmaster's...

Teachers take to streets to protest against cuts
Education/Work Fri, Sep 9, 2011

Teachers take to streets to protest against cuts

Thousands of teachers took to the streets of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) today to protest against the regional government's decision to increasing classroom time by four hours a week, amounting to staff...

Search continues for missing trawlermen
Education/Work Sun, Dec 7, 2008

Search continues for missing trawlermen

Rescuers continue to scour the seas today for the bodies of five members of the crew of the 'Rosamar' - one Portuguese and four Indonesians - which went down 24 miles to the northeast of San Cibrao (Lugo) last...

Education/Work Thu, Nov 6, 2008

Spaniards among shipwreck survivors

Five members of the crew of a Vigo-registered trawler, the 'José Almuiña', which flipped over this morning around 1,000 miles east of Bermuda, are still missing. The other six, including the three Spanish...

Education/Work Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Farmer killed in tractor accident

A 48-year-old man died shortly after 4.30pm yesterday afternoon when he was crushed underneath a small tractor on a country track between his home in Vilaseco, near San Cristovo de Cea (Ourense), and his farm in the...

Crew safe after English trawler goes down off Galicia
Education/Work Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Crew safe after English trawler goes down off Galicia

The sixteen-man Spanish and Portuguese crew of an English trawler based in A Coruña - the 'Shark' (photo) - that sank of the northwest coast of Spain this morning, are safe and well after being rescued from...

Rescuers recover missing barnacle picker's body
Education/Work Wed, Sep 3, 2008

Rescuers recover missing barnacle picker's body

The body of 40-year-old Roberto Ascariz, who went missing while picking barnacles (percebes) in A Coruña last Monday, was found yesterday lunchtime after an eight-hour search operation involving the Red Cross, the...

Education/Work Tue, Oct 9, 2007

Drunk bus driver had recently dropped off kids

Guardia Civil traffic police stopped a driver of a school minibus in a routine control yesterday evening who subsequently tested nearly seven times over the legal alcohol limit. In a roadside breath test, the man, who...

Education/Work Thu, Sep 27, 2007

Galicia student launches internet translation software

Below is an example of the standard achieved by a new internet translation tool (traducindote.com) designed by Galician student, Óscar Hermida. As the software does not allow Spanish texts to be translated directly...

Education/Work Fri, Dec 29, 2006

Galicia teachers obliged to write course plans in gallego

The regional government of Galicia is threatening to take disciplinary action against teachers who write their course plans in castellano Spanish, according to a report in today's El Mundo. While some teachers have...

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