Massive Open Online Course on “Fair Wage Strategies in a Global Economy”

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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 22 November 2017. To be eligible for a scholarship, participants must have 40% course progress on 22 November 2017. 

 How to apply for a scholarship 

To apply for a scholarship, please enrol first in the audit track of the course and then send an email to online(at)global-labour-university.org until 22 November 2017 with the following information:

  • 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 have 40% course progress on 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 28 November 2017 latest.
  • The deadline for upgrading to the certificate track is 6. Dec 2017 23.59 CET.