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More than 100  trade unionists from public sector unions from over 25 European countries will gather in Vienna to discuss TTIP, CETA and TISA in Vienna on 15-16 January 2015.

On 15 December 2014, ETUCE backed up its Ukrainian member organisation STESU in its protest to the government about foreseen amendments to laws and regulations which have could have turned into a wide reaching threat to the entire Ukrainian education system.

On 10th January 2015, all 6 Teacher Unions in Cyprus representing the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Communities signed a historic agreement about cooperation. The agreement comes after several attempts have been made during the last 14 years.

The decision of the European Ombudsman on her own-initiative concerning transparency in TTIP was published on 7 January 2015. The message is clear: the European Commission needs to increase the transparency of the TTIP negotiations.

On 22 December 2014 four Serbian teacher unions organized an all-out one day strike in Belgrade and other cities in Serbia. The one-day strike was preceded by five weeks of action where classes were reduced from 45 to 30 minutes. This is the second wave of strike action by the Serbian teachers: In October 2014 more than 3000 Serbian teachers participated in a series of protest actions which also culminated with a one day strike on 22 October 2014.

After the four week lock out of Danish teachers in 2013, the Danish Union of Teachers filed a complaint against the Danish government with the ILO. The Danish government pushed a bill through which terminated the lock out but only upheld the employers' interests and requirements.