politics, organisation and education
Oscar Olsson
Paulo Friere
All education to be based on actual needs and experiences of workers
All workers have knowledge to bring to education
Active Learning
“The active learning approach to
trade union training requires that
courses should begin by drawing
on the experience, ski...
MEANWHILE…
Saul Alinsky
“The building of many mass
power organizations to merge
into a national popular power
force cannot come without
many organ...
• Professional trained organising teams
• Strategic targeting of employers and sectors
• Time-limited campaigns
• Apply le...
ORGANIZING
MODEL
Other US
Unions
Change to
Win
Coalition
UK
“ORGANISING
ACADEMY”
DENMARK
….
AUSTRALIA
Global Union
Federat...
TRENDS?
• Increased investment into organising
departments
• … but critical debate beginning in USA?
• Adaptation of “new ...
SHOP STEWARD
EDUCATION?
ORGANISER
TRAINING?
“It is absolutely essential for our stewards
and activists to be fully engaged in all
aspects of organising, rather than s...
Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14
Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14
Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14
Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14
Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14
Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14
Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14
Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14
Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14
Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14
Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14
Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14
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Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14

Dave Spooner of the Global Labour Institute talks about trends in international trade union education and organising
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: News & Politics      Career      Education      
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Transcripts - Politics, organisation and education - Dave Spooner #ISS14

  • 1. politics, organisation and education
  • 2. Oscar Olsson
  • 3. Paulo Friere
  • 4. All education to be based on actual needs and experiences of workers All workers have knowledge to bring to education
  • 5. Active Learning
  • 6. “The active learning approach to trade union training requires that courses should begin by drawing on the experience, skills, knowledge, attitudes and objectives of participants… through working collectively. As part of this process, participants are encouraged to apply the results of their course work to their local and/or industrial environment.” ILO Turin Centre, 1993
  • 7. MEANWHILE…
  • 8. Saul Alinsky
  • 9. “The building of many mass power organizations to merge into a national popular power force cannot come without many organizers. Since organizations are created, in large part, by the organizer, we must find out what creates the organizer. This has been the major problem of my years of organizational experience: the finding of potential organizers and their training” Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, 1971
  • 10. • Professional trained organising teams • Strategic targeting of employers and sectors • Time-limited campaigns • Apply leverage
  • 11. ORGANIZING MODEL Other US Unions Change to Win Coalition UK “ORGANISING ACADEMY” DENMARK …. AUSTRALIA Global Union Federations “GLOBAL ORGANISING ALLIANCE” GERMANY
  • 12. TRENDS? • Increased investment into organising departments • … but critical debate beginning in USA? • Adaptation of “new organising model” to local industrial relations and political context • Decline in TU education? • Closure of union colleges?
  • 13. SHOP STEWARD EDUCATION? ORGANISER TRAINING?
  • 14. “It is absolutely essential for our stewards and activists to be fully engaged in all aspects of organising, rather than separate Organising Units, To do this meaningfully they have to understand why companies do what they do, and how global capital works. If we maintain an insular, reactive approach, we will consistently lose” Jenny Formby, Unite the Union.