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ILO Study Visit for UK trade unionists to be relaunched in 2013

GLI is reviving the annual study visit by young British trade unionists to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva.  The study visit is scheduled to occur in May 2013.  The ILO Study Visit was run by the WEA from the 1930s to the mid-2000s.  GLI is responding to the belief of many past participants that the ILO Study Visit was a positive formative experience in their trade union and political education.

The Study Visit will offer an opportunity for a mixed trade union delegation to visit the ILO and explore and understand the work to develop and secure workers’ rights around the world.  There will also be opportunities to see at first hand the work of the Global Union Federations and discuss the fight for workers’ rights from their perspective.  The programme for Study Visit will be broadly similar to the original but will have a strong ‘Organising Globally’ element as well as sessions based around developing practical strategies for defending and extending workers’ rights.   For further details of what is involved and how to participate, please contact Joe Holly at joe.holly@