The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Global Labour University (GLU) are launching an online course combining the knowledge of trade unionists, labour activists and academics. This online course provides concise knowledge on how trade unions are using power resources to improve working conditions and transform themselves in the process. The course provides also possibilities to discuss and network with trade unionists, labour activists and researchers from around the world.
The course focuses on three interrelated themes:
- The concepts of power resources and capabilities
- Varieties of power resources
- Power resources in context and in practice
You can follow this course with an online tutor starting on 31 March 2020, or you can study at your own pace; no prior knowledge on the topic is required. You are also encouraged to form your own group of trade unionists or friends from work to study together.Global Labour University is a network of trade unions, universities, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the ILO (International Labour Organisation) working to deliver high-level qualification programmes. It offers Masters Courses in four different countries on trade unions, sustainable development, social justice, international labour standards, multinational companies, economic policies and global institutions and promotes research cooperation on global labour issues. The Global Labour University is a new approach to increase the intellectual and strategic capacity of workers organisations and to establish stronger working relationships between trade unions, the ILO, and the scientific community. It strengthens trade union capacity and competence to advocate for Social Justice and Decent Work at the workplace nationally and internationally.