Time and time again I hear colleagues say things like 'keep your head down, don't rattle any cages and you will be fine' being the way to get along in International school jobs. But why should teachers live their professional lives in this 'watch your back' way? Does anyone on here agree that it is high time that teachers in International schools had some Union representation? I don't see why it cannot be possible as there are professional accreditation organisations that monitor standards in International schools. So why not an organisation that monitors the fairness of how employees are being treated? Schools that are accredited with conforming to standards of education delivery and practice, could also have this other 'we treat our employees fairly and equally' component. It strikes me that when it comes to employer/employee relations, International schools are almost Victorian in their management of staff!