UNISON Northern Ireland

New Course- Trade Unions and Globalisation

Trade Unions and Globalisation


This short course is targeted at officials, reps and activists who will benefit from a deeper understanding of the links between economic and trade union history to assist in the development of responses to the issues facing trade unions today. The course will look at the Keynesian approach to the ‘Great Depression’ with the ‘New Deal’ and the creation of the ‘Welfare State’, and rise of neoliberalism and ‘globalisation’ in response and their impact on unions and the workplace. The course will also cover:

·         Impact of globalisation on trade unions and the workplace.

·         Trade union responses to globalisation.

·         Trade union approaches to organising.

·         Practical approaches to change.


This 3 day course on the following dates:

Friday           23rd June.

Friday            30th June.

Friday            7th July.

It will run from 10am on each of the days.

The venue will be the ICTU offices

This free course is delivered through the South Eastern Regional College under the ICTU programme and will be accredited at level two by OCN.

To enrol on this course please fill in the attached registration form and return it to myself or Tony at Tony.gallagher@ictuni.org

If you have any queries about this course please do not hesitate to contact me at kevin.doherty@ictuni.org  or on 90247940.