GLU: Massive Open Online Course on decent work in global supply chains

The new online course organized by the Global Labour University is online now!

The new online course organized by the Global Labour Uninvetsity is still open for applications!

When? The course starts on 12 January 2017 and runs over 8 weeks. Workload: 3-4 hrs/week

Where? Worldwide, only an internet connection is required

For whom? Trade unionists and everybody interested in decent work in global supply chains

Costs?  The course is free of charge in the audit track, and costs 49 € in the certificate track


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Chapter 1

Introduction to global supply chains

12 – 18 Jan

Chapter 2

The regulatory framework on trade, investment and taxation

19 – 25 Jan

Chapter 3

Global supply chains and development

26 Jan – 1 Feb

Chapter 4

Decent work gaps in global supply chains

2 – 8 Feb

Chapter 5

Key elements of the existing governance framework

9 – 15 Feb

Chapter 6

Negotiated governance – strategies on the company and industry level

16 – 22 Feb

Chapter 7

Regulating global supply chains – strategies on the political and legal level

23 Feb – 1 March

Chapter 8

Campaigning to win – strategies and tools

2 – 8 March


One week study time



Final multiple choice exam (only for certificate students)

16 – 22 March


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 €). To apply for a scholarship, please start studying in the audit track and send your scholarship application to until 8 February 2017. To be eligible for a scholarship, participants must have completed 80% of the courses’ video lectures and quiz questions until 8 February.