USi had the good fortune to participate in the inaugural Global Labour Institute summer school this year. The summer school was held at Northern College in South Yorkshire, and had 84 participants from 26 countries. The summer school constituted a fran …

Walton Pantland

USi had the good fortune to participate in the inaugural Global Labour Institute summer school this year. The summer school was held at Northern College in South Yorkshire, and had 84 participants from 26 countries. The summer school constituted a frank appraisal of where the international labour movement finds itself, and proposed areas of work and focus to develop a global workers’ movement against austerity and for social justice.

The summer school was one of the most dynamic and intellectually rich and stimulating union events we’ve ever participated in.

The debates were captured in this excellent publication, which should be read in its entirety to capture the full depth of the discussions, and to learn from some of the most cutting edge thinkers in the international union movement.

Hard copes can be ordered here.


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Walton Pantland

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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