The Global Labour Institute Commission using our web conferencing facility to host a meeting New technology gives us wonderful organising opportunities. Suddenly we can reach people in ways we never have before. One of the technologies we use most at U …

Walton Pantland
The Global Labour Institute Commission using our web conferencing facility to host a meeting

The Global Labour Institute Commission using our web conferencing facility to host a meeting

New technology gives us wonderful organising opportunities. Suddenly we can reach people in ways we never have before.

One of the technologies we use most at USi is web conferencing. It allows us to have conversations with people around the world. We can hear from people on the ground what is really happening, build an accurate picture and bypass media spin.

For instance, our series on Critical Economics speaks to experts around the world and critiques the false arguments of austerity.

We have also spoken to union activists in disputes as diverse as Palermo’s Pizza in the US, and the Vio.Me factory occupation in Greece.

Earlier this week we hosted a private web conference of the Global Labour Institute International Summer School Commission. The meeting was to plan an ongoing international programme, and had participants from the UK, Mexico, Norway and Czech Republic.

Does your branch or campaign need to speak to members, comrades or supporters who are geographically dispersed? Do you want to arrange a meeting with a union in another country who are working in the same company or sector?

Why not use our facilities? We can offer full web conferencing, or an audio only facility for those with a poorer internet connect. We’re also willing to help you set it up, and to support you in facilitating your best meeting.

And best of all?

This service is free for affiliated union branches.

Get your branch to sign up today.


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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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