Massive Open Online Course on “Fair Wage Strategies in a Global Economy”
Massive Open Online Course on Fair Wage Strategies in a Global Economy open for enrolment on https://glu.iversity.org/en/courses/fair-wage-strategies-in-a-global-economy
Billons of workers around the world have no regular income or do not even earn a wage sufficient to live a decent life. Over the last decade, wages for many workers have been stagnant and the largest part of the economic gains achieved has gone to the top of the income pyramid. This course looks at why income inequalities are so large and why they continue to increase in so many countries. What role can minimum wages play in reducing social and economic inequalities? What is a good system of wage bargaining? What constitutes a fair wage?.
Watch the course trailer here
|When?||The course starts on 24 October 2017 and will be tutored for 8 weeks. |
After that it will be a self-paced course. Workload: 3-4 hrs/week
|Where?||Online on any computer, tablet or smartphone|
|For whom?||Trade unionists and everybody interested in fair wages and equal societies|
|Costs?||Free of charge in the audit track, and 49 € to do a University Certificate. Participants from non-OECD countries can apply for a scholarship to do the certificate for free (see below). Trade unionists from OECD countries can apply for a scholarship if they have a trade union recommendation letter.|
Certificate scholarship for participants from non-OECD countries
Participants from non-OECD country can apply for a scholarship to do the Certificate Track for free (regular cost 49 €). Trade unionists from OECD countries can apply for a scholarship if they have a trade union recommendation letter. To apply for a scholarship, please enrol in the course and send your scholarship application to online(at)global-labour-university.org until 16 November 2017. To be eligible for a scholarship, participants must have completed 60% of Chapter 1-4 (video lectures and quiz questions) until 22 November 2017.
How to apply for a scholarship
- Your iversity user name
- Your Name, Country, City
- A short information about your background including on what you do professionally and how you are engaged with labour and wage issues.
- If you come from an OECD country: recommendation letter by your trade union.
- After sending your scholarship application, please start studying the course in the Audit Track. You will become eligible for a scholarship if you have completed 60% of the video lectures and quizzes by the end of the 4th course week (22 November 2017).
- We will check your course progress online. If you are eligible, we will send you a voucher code to upgrade to the Certificate Track by 10 December 2017.