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Joe Holly

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Joe Holly, co-founder and co-Director of GLI Manchester, passed away on 28 November 2018 after a long illness with motor neuron disease. Joe was a life-long socialist, trade unionist and internationalist, dedicated to the international workers’ education and labour movement. He will be sorely missed by friends and comrades throughout the world. Dave Spooner

Global Labour University Online Academy


The new Global Labour University Online Academy website is now online at: The GLU Academy website shows all available GLU Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at one glance, including the new course on “Fair Wage Strategies in a Global Economy” which will start in October 2017. The GLU Academy website aims to be a “virtual campus” […]

GLI International Summer School to take a break in 2017


After five years of successful annual GLI International Summer Schools, the GLI Network has decided to take a break in 2017. All being well and with the continuing support of participating unions and federations, the Summer School will return in 2018 with a refreshed programme addressing the intensified challenges facing the international trade union movement. […]

Global Labour University (GLU) online course: Decent Work in Global Supply Chains


Click above to watch the course trailer.  Starting on January 12th 2017, the Global Labour University (GLU) will be running a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains. The course is aimed at trade unionists and anybody interested in decent work in global supply chains. It will  is offered free […]

FILM: “The Power of Informal Transport Workers” – exploding the myth that informal workers can’t be organised


Click above to watch “The Power of Informal Transport Workers“ GLI Manchester is pleased to announce that our new short film, “The Power of Informal Transport Workers“, is now available to watch online. “The Power of Informal Transport Workers” shows how informal transport workers across the world are organising in trade unions to fight back […]