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  • International Summer School 2014

    The event to debate and question what are, and what should be, the politics of the international trade union movement. This year’s hugely successful GLI International Summer School took place from Monday 7th – Friday 11th July. The School saw over 80 labour movement delegates from 28 countries descend upon Northern College in Barnsley, UK […]

  • International Summer School 2013

    Thanks to USi, videos of the plenary sessions from last year’s Summer School are available to watch on YouTube under the tag #ISS13. You can also watch them on our website here.

  • Residential Courses for Organisers and Activists in Transnational Corporations

    The Global Labour Institute and Unite, working in partnership with the relevant Global Union Federations, offer advanced residential courses for organisers and activists in transnational corporations, or the employers in globally-integrated industries. Check ‘Courses’ on the top menu.

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International Summer School 2014: online archive now available!

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#ISS14: one of the most inspiring events in the international trade union calendar! This year’s hugely successful GLI International Summer School took place from Monday 7th – Friday 11th July. The School saw over 80 labour movement delegates from 28 countries descend upon Northern College in Barnsley, UK for an inspiring week of debate, discussion […]

#ISS14: The radical is now the practical

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This was the message which emerged from plenary ‘What should the political vision and strategy of the international trade union movement be?‘ at the GLI International Summer School The irony of globalisation, argued Sam Gindin of York University, is that the nation-state is now more important than ever. Without coordination by nation-sates at the international […]

#ISS14: We must question everything in order to organise precarious workers

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This article draws on the plenary ‘Organising Informal & Precarious Workers’ at the GLI International Summer School. The late 20th and early 21st centuries have seen a decline of labour movements in the global north which few would have predicted. Not only has trade union membership in many countries declined but so too has collective […]