Workers' Rights in a Global Economy

Level: beginner
Paul Whitehead; Mark Anner; Mark Anner; Stefanie Lorenzen; Fernando Lopes; Michael Fichter; Frank Hoffer; Victor Hugo Ricco; Camilo Rubiano; Christoph Scherrer; Ben Scully; Beatriz Vacotto; Beatriz Vacotto

Rights and dignity at the workplace are fundamental human rights. However, workers’ rights continue to be violated every day - millions of people worldwide are facing exploitative working hours, poverty wages, humiliation and mistreatment at work. There are estimates that today’s world has a higher number of slaves than any other time in history.

This MOOC discusses what Global Workers’ Rights are and which instruments and strategies can be used to implement them. Based on a careful mix of video lectures, readings, online resources and interviews with activists and labour scholars from around the world, you will gain both knowledge and practical skills for furthering workers’ rights worldwide. In some countries, the online learning experience will be complemented with local workshops and the results of the local discussions will be uploaded into the MOOC for a truly global learning experience.

University: Global Labour University
Platform: Iversity
Start:
Recurrence: flexible
Language: English
Discipline: Economics, Political Science, Political Economy
Attendance: free
Certificate: -
Workload per week: 3.0 h
Tags collective bargaining , competitiveness , ILO (International Labour Office) , informal sector , labour standards , supply chains , workers' rights

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This project is brought to you by the Network for Pluralist Economics (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.).  It is committed to diversity and independence and is dependent on donations from people like you. Regular or one-off donations would be greatly appreciated.