These unique global programmes are jointly developed by universities and workers' organisations from around the world and aim at those candidates who have experience with labour and social movements, and who are willing to assist organisations in these fields to engage more effectively in social dialogue, public debate, and policy implementation. Participants will analyse and discuss in a multidisciplinary fashion the challenges of globalisation from a labour and trade union perspective. The programmes offer a multi-cultural and multiregional environment with students and lecturers coming from developing, transition and industrialised countries.
Every year, Public Services International offers a scholarship, the Kluncker-Wurf award, to a young trade unionist, member of a PSI affiliate, financing their participation in the programme. For 2011-2012 the award has been presented to Margo Bannister from the National Union of Public Workers, Barbados. Margo is a student in the GLU Masters Programme in the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Global Labour University is now accepting applications for the programmes in Germany and India. More information