- ETUI, in collaboration with the Northumbria University, invites TRADE UNIONISTS INVOLVED AT AN INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN LEVEL to a one-week intensive communication course in Newcastle, UK from 18 – 22 October 2010.
Zielgruppe: BR-Innen oder EBR-Mitglieder, die Mitglied der GPA-djp sind und Mitglied in einem Bundesgremium der GPA-djp sind.
Date: 18-22 October 2010
Course venue: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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- To familiarise trade unionists with trade unionism in general and industrial relations in Britain and to enable them to operate more effectively in an international context
- To share ideas about key issues and policy-making and to widen participants’ knowledge, perspectives and understanding of collective bargaining in Europe
- To review the Financial Crisis and International Union Solidarity
- To become aware of cultural diversity in Europe and to break down cultural barriers
- To take part in a study visit to the once industrial town of Durham
Methods and contents:
The course is based upon the principles of active participation and collaboration among participants and tutors. Participants are therefore involved in individual, pair and group work.
Themes covered may include the following:
- trade union structures and organisation
- trade union renewal
- systems of industrial relations
- collective bargaining/social dialogue
- current European trade union issues (sustainable development, Lisbon strategy, green jobs, the environment, the financial crisis etc.)
The course will not focus on grammar. It will focus on Communication skills that are useful to trade unionists such as participating in discussions and meetings, speaking at conferences and workshops, making oral presentations, and improving pronunciation.
Materials used include authentic texts and tasks for trade unionists. The course will provide the opportunity for delegates to meet local trade unionists and discuss issues of common interest.
There will be six and a half hours of tuition per day except when any visit takes place. In addition, there will be the opportunity for individual tutorials (one-to one meetings with your tutor) where specific linguistic needs can be discussed.
The enclosed programme will give you an overview of the course contents.