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TUC Education: Going Global: Trade Unions and International Development (online course)


Monday 23 September 2013

The course will take approximately 30 hours to complete.

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This course is an engaging introduction to the central role working people play in development. From export processing zones to ship breaking, it covers practical examples of the problems and opportunities facing workers across the globe.

The course explains key issues such as development, poverty, free trade and labour migration. From the United Nation's 'Millennium Development Goals' to the international trade union movement's promotion of 'Decent Work', this course explores the global agenda that addresses these issues.

Importantly, this eight week course demonstrates how, through trade union action in the workplace, in communities and internationally, workers in the global economy can secure fairness and justice at work instead of being forced to choose between exploitation and starvation.

The cut off date for applications to this course is 19 August 2013.

This course is ideal for trade union reps interested in understanding the issues of global poverty and how the trade union movement can improve people's working lives and play a crucial role in ensuring a decent life for all. It is especially suited for reps keen to engage their own members and workplaces to promote international trade union development. 

This course is free for all recognised union reps from TUC member unions.

This event is for NUJ members only. Please consider joining the NUJ if you would like to attend this event.

Further details and contact information

TUC Education Online
Telephone: 020 7079 6929

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Tags: , international development, tuc, training, trade union training