Thursday, 28 January 2016

What education do union organisers and other activists need?

What education do union organisers and other activists need?
Public talk and discussion

Thursday, February 11th at 6 pm
Unite, 55-56 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Ruskin College Oxford is well known as a strategic educational location for the labour movement in Britain and beyond, with a continuing educational mission to provide radical, socially transformative education to working class men and women. For the past ten years its MA in International Labour and Trade Union Studies has been the only programme in the UK written specifically for those employed or active around issues of worker organisation, mobilisation and representation. This year it has been updated as the MA in Global Labour and Social Change. Its coordinator, Ian Manborde, will talk about the experience of the MA so far and the debate about what education union organisers and other activists need most.

Ian Manborde is coordinator of the MA in Global Labour and Social Change at Ruskin College Oxford, with its close links to the labour movement. A lifelong trade unionist, he was a convenor with the CPSA (now PCS), was projects manager for the General Federation of Trade Unions and is a founding member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (UK). Ian has worked in workers’ and trade union education for over twenty years, including the Workers’ Educational Association and Northern College, Barnsley. He has also worked extensively as consultant and / or teacher for many trade unions and federations in the UK and internationally.

Unite's Education and Development organiser Brendan Ogle will also speak at the event, further details TBA.

Brendan Ogle has been secretary of the ESB Group of Unions and Executive Secretary of the Irish Locomotive Drivers Association. He is one of the organisers of Right2Water.
Organised by the MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism at Maynooth

Many thanks to Unite the union for hosting this event.

Free, all welcome.