In Spain there are 3 big unions,CCOO, UGT and USOC click to find out more each one:
The reps at Bonanova are all affiliated with CCOO, sometimes affectionately known as Cocos... This is because, we believe it has the biggest and best representation of English language teaching staff out of The Big 3. CCOO even has an English speaking representative from our sector, Steve Rumbold who runs the Grup d'idiomes, a group which deals with all issues involved in our working lives. You can find them here:
Escoles d' idiomes
You may ask yourself, what's in it for me?
At Bonanova we can help you with Bonanova issues but not any questions or issues that arise in anyother outside work situations...we are all part time, we all work elsewhere, you may need help in other situations. The CCOO provides
- Advice from Steve Rumbol.
- Free legal advice.
- A lawyer for emergency situations
- A discount on the cost of submitting your taxes, "declaration de la renta"
- Discounts on dental treatment
- Dscounts on Hotels thoughout Cataluñya and Spain itself
- Discounts on insurance coverage
- And many many more....
As a part time worker at the British council the good news is you get part time rates for bargain membership at 6.50 a month
How do I join?
You can take an application form from the union board in the staff room or you can join on line here