Christian Chevalier is the General Delegate for European and International Issues at Unsa-Education, a federation re-grouping all the professional unions which act within the framework of National Education in France.
Trained as a school teacher, he taught in primary schools located in South West France.
In 2003, he joined the SE-Unsa nationwide team, and took care of the negotiations concerning the development of teacher education.
From 2009 to 2017, he served as General Secretary of SE-Unsa. In this context, he has conducted numerous negotiations with the French Education Ministry, while organising engagement actions to foster the progress of certain issues.
Since 2015, he has also been a member of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council and sits on the Commission for "Education, Communication and Culture".
In his view, education and democracy are intimately linked.The school has a duty to educate enlightened and responsible citizens.This is why he defends the public service of education, and contests all forms of commodification. To achieve this, states must pay particular attention to training, working conditions, remuneration and professional development of their staff.