About us

The Global Labour Institute in Manchester is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 2010 in cooperation with the Global Labour Institute in Switzerland and Trade Unions for Energy Democracy at City University, New York. Together with the GLI Rabochaya Politika, and the GLI Paris (ReAct), the five organisations form the GLI Network and share a commitment to democratic socialist principles.

We work closely with a range of global union federations, national trade unions, workers’ associations, development agencies, research institutions and workers’ education organisations. We conduct education, capacity-building and research on international labour movement development and organising strategies. We have specialist international experience in political education, organisation and trade union policy with informal economy workers, gender equality, climate crisis and just transition, and the design and management of international workers’ education programmes.

GLI Manchester currently coordinates the GLI Network.

In addition, separately from the GLI Network, we maintain contact with the Global Labor Institute in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University (formerly the New Conversations Project).