Online course 'Decent Work in Global Supply Chains'
According to the UN organization UNCTAD, 80% of trade takes place in global supply chains linked to transnational corporations. Governed by powerful transnational corporations, these global supply chains set the ‘rules of the game’ of today’s global production system. For the majority of workers, this production system translates into poverty wages, excessive working hours, unsafe workplaces and repression of workers’ right to form and join democratic trade unions.
This online course offers a careful mix of video lectures and interviews, readings, online resources, and exercises to gain both knowledge and practical skills for promoting decent work in global supply chains. In some countries, the online learning experience will be complemented with local workshops for a truly global learning experience.
The course team:
Prof. Dr. Mark Anner (Associate Professor of Labor and Employment Relations, and Political Science, Penn State University, USA)
Esther Busser (Deputy Director, Geneva Office of the International Trade Union Confederation)
Dr. Michael Fichter (Senior Lecturer, Global Labour University, Germany)
Tandiwe Gross (Associate Expert, Bureau for Workers’ Activities, ILO)
Dr. Frank Hoffer (Senior Research Officer, Bureau for Workers’ Activities, ILO)
Jenny Holdcroft (Assistant General Secretary, IndustriALL Global Union)
Prof. Dr. Praveen Jha (Professor for Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Maité Llanos (Project coordinator, Global Labour University)
Adam Lee ( Organizing and Campaign Director, IndustriALL Global Union)
Victor Hugo Ricco (Senior Specialist, Bureau for Workers’ Activities, ILO)
Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer (Professor for Globalization and Politics, Social Science Department of the University of Kassel, Germany)
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