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If you're interested in finding out more about the global union in the context of changing employment relations, join this open forum followed by a buffet lunch.

Speakers and presentations

The seminar will feature several expert speakers, promising a lively discussion on industrial relations.

Philip Jennings

Phillip Jennings, General Secretary of the UNI Global Union, will speak about the effectiveness of global agreements in the service sectors.

UNI is based in Geneva and was founded in 2000 as a result of the merger of the International Federation of Employees, Technicians and Managers, Media and Entertainment International, the International Graphical Federation and Communications International. UNI now covers skills and services and has more than 20 million members from 900 affiliated unions in 140 countries.

Philip will assess its work with IndustriALL Global Union to broker the legally binding Bangladesh Accord for Garment Factory Safety (signed by 90 retailers), the alliance of Walmart unions and the agreement with Carrefour in Columbia. This initiative aimed at winning union recognition and better working conditions in several sectors. It also supported the UN’s current campaign for a global living wage.

Dr Jeremy Anderson

Dr Jeremy Anderson, from the International Transport Workers Federation, will reflect on the strategies used by his organisation to improve the global transport sector in the context of global production networks.

Elizabeth Cotton

Elizabeth Cotton has wide experience working for global union federations, including the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions.

She will take part in the discussion, bringing her expertise running trade union education programmes and human rights campaigns all over the world.

Please contact Professor Linda Clarke at [email protected] or call 020 350 66528 to book your place.