All times British Summer Time (BST): GMT +1 Monday 8 July 11-12:30 pm: Pre-school briefing Dave Spooner of the Global Labour Institute UK gives background information on the international union movement 1:30 Welcome and introduction –  Introduction to …

Walton Pantland

All times British Summer Time (BST): GMT +1

Monday 8 July

11-12:30 pm: Pre-school briefing

Dave Spooner of the Global Labour Institute UK gives background information on the international union movement

1:30 Welcome and introduction –  Introduction to the 2013 Summer School

Welcome to Northern College

Session 1: The Big Picture

2:30 – 3:15 Plenary Presentation

Capitalism today – the financialisation of corporations

Peter Rossman of the IUF

(This session will not be broadcast live)

3:30 Discussion groups

4:30 – 5:30 Plenary

Evening

The Anarchist tour of Wentworth Castle

Tuesday 9 July

Session 2: Global Unions – Global Politics

9:00 – 10:00 Plenary

The Political Challenge for the International Trade Union Organisations

Bala Tampoe, Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers’ Union (CMU), Sri Lanka, and Dan Gallin, Global Labour Institute, Geneva

10:00 – 11:15 Discussion Groups

  • The European Challenge
  • The Climate Challenge: The Trade Union Struggle for Energy DemocracySean Sweeney, GLI Cornell USA and Alana Dave, ITF (This will be broadcast live)
  • The Media Challenge

10:30 – 12:30 The Anti-Capitalist ChallengeFatima Aquado Queipo, CC.OO and Lefteris Kretsos, Syriza (This will be broadcast live)

1:30 – 2:30 The Public Services ChallengeGreg Thomson, Unison, Marcela Olivera, Municipal Services Project, Bolivia, Davdic Hall, PSI (This will be broadcast live)

2:30 – 3:45 Discussion Groups

4:00 – 5:00 Plenary Discussion


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South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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