Global Labour Institute International Summer School 2014 #ISS14

The third GLI International Summer School will be held from Monday 7th – Friday 11th July 2014 at Northern College in Barnsley, UK. The aim of the Summer School is to bring together trade union activists from around the world to debate and question what are, and what should be, the politics of the international trade union movement.

This year, up to 100 participants will be attending the Summer School – including delegations from national unions and global union federations, invited trade union activists, labour movement researchers and educators.

Most participants who attend the school are nominated by supportive unions, union federations and organisations. If you’re interested in attending the Summer School, get in contact with your union in the first instance.

If you have any further queries about the Summer School, drop us an email at gli-uk@global-labour.net

The Programme

The Summer School programme is designed around four key sessions, under the overall theme of “The Political Agenda of the International Trade Union Movement”. This year’s sessions will include:

1. The Big Picture
Capitalism, Anti-Capitalism and the Trade Union Movement

2. The Politics of Organising
Building the trade union movement from below

The Fall & Rise of Labour?
Politics, Organisation and Education
Organising Informal & Precarious Workers

3. Global Unions – Global Politics

The politics of the international labour movement, its institutions and its organisations
The Slow Death of the Socialist International Union-Party Relationships
Unions, Climate Change and the Great Inaction
Where are the politics? A lack of international trade union vision?

4. Our Common Purpose
Prospects for the political agenda of the international trade union movement

 

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