GLI Manchester runs the UK International Summer School and works closely with the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and WIEGO. Currently, it coordinates the GLI network. It was founded in 2010 in cooperation with the Switzerland and America branches.
ReAct is a movement that was born in 2010 to defend the rights of the many against the interests of big companies. It acts as a support network for workers in the francophone world, such as Morocco, Cameroon and Belgium. It runs many projects, of which one is the Université Syndicale – the francophone GLI School.
The heart of the Global Labour Institute, GLI Geneva has an impressive multi-lingual library of books and articles on trade unions and socialist movements across the globe. The website matches its library in scope, with over 6,000 items in five languages. It was created under Swiss law by Dan Gallin in 1997, and has aided many workers’ organisations in its lifetime.
The American GLI branch, the City University of New York School of Labor and Urban Studies, is responsible for TUED – Trade Unions for Energy Democracy.
The Praxis Research and Educational Center is the Russian partner of the Global Labour Institute, founded in 1998. It is devoted to the study of anti-totalitarian thought, and the propagation of similar ideas. Most of its work centres in the Victor Serge Library in Moscow.
Driven by economic inequality and a desire to empower Latin American social movements, GLI Bogotá aims to bring young leaders from various trade unions and social organisations together to discuss ways to unite globally and bring democracy to the workplace. Through hosting a Summer School, GLI Bogotá will examine the crisis of modern global capitalism, and more specifically the situation in Latin America.
The GLI Network runs the Political Education Programme, an effort to teach people around the world about labour rights and unions. The International Summer Schools bring people of many different languages and nationalities together to participate in lectures and discussions focused on left wing ideas.
The UK International Summer School was first hosted in 2012, put together by GLI Manchester. It offers an open space to debate and question what are, and what should be, the politics of the international trade union movement. It explores The Big Picture (capitality, anti-capitalism and trade unions); The Politics of Organising (building the trade union movement from below); Global Unions (the politics of the international labour movement, its institutions and its organisations); Our Common Purpose (prospects for the political agenda of the international trade union movement.)
The francophone autumn school, l’Université Syndicale, held in both 2017 and 2019 offers a chance for left wing activists and thinkers in French-speaking countries to mingle and learn from one another. Discussions and workshops on syndicalism, strikes and boycotts occupy much of its programme.
A school for Russian-speaking countries, run by GLI Moscow, will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania in June 2020.
The new Global Labour University Online Academy website is now online at: https://glu.iversity.org/ The GLU Academy website shows all available GLU Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at one glance, including the new…