UNISON Northern Ireland

Trade Unions and Globalisation – ICTU Course

Event Date: 
20 Feb 2019 - 18:00 to 21:00

ICTU Belfast

6pm – 9pm  5 Wednesdays 20 February to 20 March

This 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 neo-liberalism 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 course is run by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  To book a place, please email Tony.Gallagher@ictuni.org