From Monday 7 July, we’ll be live streaming the Global Labour Institute International Summer School from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. The school lasts all week, and features some of the most dynamic thinkers and organisers in the trade union mov …

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From Monday 7 July, we’ll be live streaming the Global Labour Institute International Summer School from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.

The school lasts all week, and features some of the most dynamic thinkers and organisers in the trade union movement.

You can participate online, watching the sessions and asking questions.

You can see all the sessions live on the ISS14 page on our website, and follow the debate on twitter with the #ISS14 hashtag.

Here is a guide to all the sessions that will be streamed live.

Monday 7 July

Organised labour

11:00 – 12:30:    #ISS14: The International Trade Union Movement

Session 1: The Big Picture

2:30 – 3:30:        #ISS14: Capitalism, Anti-Capitalism and the Trade Union Movement

Tuesday 8 July

anonymous spanish revolution

Session 2: The Politics of Organising

Organising the trade union movement from below

9:00 – 10:00     #ISS14: The Fall and Rise of Labour?

11:30 – 12:30    #ISS14: The Long March of Chinese Labour

1:30: 2:15         #ISS14: Politics, Organisation and Education

3:45 – 5:30        #ISS14: Organising Informal and Precarious Workers

Wednesday 9 July

ritzy picket

Session 3: Global unions – global politics

9:00 – 9:45     #ISS14: The Slow Death of the Socialist International

9:45 – 11:15   #ISS14: Union-Party Relationships: Stay together for the sake of the children or get a divorce?

1:30 – 2:30     #ISS14: Unions, Climate Change and the Great Inaction

4:00 – 5:30     #ISS14: The political vision and strategy of the international trade union movement

Thursday 10 July

Capitalism isn't working

Session 4: Our Common Purpose

Prospects for the political agenda of the international trade union movement

9:00 – 10:30    #ISS14: Are we socialists, and what do we mean by “socialism”?

1:30 – 3:30       #ISS14: Question Time: live discussion with Sharan Burrow, ITUC

Session 5: Conclusions and next steps


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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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