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THEMES


THEME: Organisational Building and Campaigning

TITLE: Trusted to Make a Difference: Governing a non-governmental organisation

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: This workbook supports the effort to build trust in non-governmental organisations, both internally and externally, in order to be more effective

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THEME: Participatory Learning Methods

TITLE: En kort introduction till cirkelledaren

LANGUAGE: Swedish

WHAT’S INSIDE: A short guide for study circle leaders which contains both handy tips and ways of thinking about leadership and inclusion

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THEME: Women’s Leadership and Development / Occupational Health and Safety

TITLE: Workshop on Occupational Safety and Health for Women Workers’ Educators

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A comprehensive report on a workshop held in Thailand to document and discuss issues of health and safety for women workers

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THEME: Organisational Building and Campaigning

TITLE: Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change

LANGUAGE: English / Bahasa / French / Portuguese / Chinese / Spanish / Kiswahili / Arabic

WHAT’S INSIDE: A practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wanting to help organisations to function and to develop in more healthy, human and effective ways.

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THEME: Youth Political Education

TITLE: Labor Writes 2015: We are the City

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A collection of essays, poetry and artwork by a diverse range of students in the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies at SUNY Empire State College in New York

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THEME: Participatory Learning Methods

TITLE: Strategies for Embedding Community Engaged Learning within Universities and Communities

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: An action worksheet designed to facilitate community engaged learning at universities and in communities

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THEME: Occupational Health and Safety

TITLE: Cultura & Trabajo: Salud Y Trabajo

LANGUAGE: Spanish

WHAT’S INSIDE: An interdisciplinary and global reflection that raises questions of health and labor in Colombia and Latin America

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THEME: Building Democratic Organisations

TITLE: There is an alternative: The public sector

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A booklet that focuses on the public sector and municipal workers, using international examples to help South African workers in this area

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THEME: Building Democratic Trade Unions and Memberships

TITLE: Restructuring the SA dairy industry: What impact?

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A booklet which takes a look at the changes that have taken place in the dairy sector in South Africa, and what this means for workers, consumers and trade unionA

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THEME: Building Democratic Trade Unions and Memberships

TITLE: Cuarderno de Trabajo /Work journals

LANGUAGE: Spanish

WHAT’S INSIDE: Work guides published by the Instituto de Altos Estudios Sindicales

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THEME: Building Democratic Membership in Trade Unions for Informal Workers

TITLE: The Power of Informal Transport Workers

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A booklet which looks at the informal transport industry and the challenges facing workers, trade unions and organisational models

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THEME: Gender Equality / Building Democratic Organisations

TITLE: Bullying and Harassment Training

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A handbook for dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace, including male-dominated work spaces

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THEME: Collective Bargaining

TITLE: Collective Bargaining Strategy and Tactics

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A basic presentation that explains what collective bargaining is, and how to prepare for collective bargaining

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THEME: Collective Bargaining

TITLE: Bargaining Indicator 2017

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A publication by the LRS which includes an analysis of directors’ fees, a wage bargaining review and studies of gender based violence in the workplace, in South Africa

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THEME: Mobilising and Campaigning

TITLE: Estrategias y Herramientas de Comunicacion / Communication Strategies and Tools

LANGUAGE: Spanish

WHAT’S INSIDE: A course which aims to develop effective communication skills using basic tools and information technology

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THEME: Women’s Leadership and Development

TITLE: Financial Education for SEWA Bank Members

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A booklet for SEWA members to engage in a number of learning activities to discover how to financially plan

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THEME: Mobilising and Campaigning

TITLE: Story of a Journey Across Europe: From First Reception to Integration of Immigrants

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: An assessment of the different steps, difficulties and challenges that economic and humanitarian migrants must overcome during their journey across Europe

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THEME: Building Democratic Membership in Trade Unions for Informal Workers

TITLE: Summary report: Case studies of collective bargaining and representative forums for street traders

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A case study to gain an understanding of participatory statutory representational systems at local government level, to develop a bargaining forum model for street vendors and other informal traders

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THEME: Participatory Learning Methods

TITLE: A Working People’s History

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A workshop plan which focuses on the labour history of the United States of America, and the role that leaders and activists have played in shaping historical events

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THEME: Building Democratic Membership in Trade Unions for Informal Workers

TITLE: Rotten Fruit: Tesco Profits as Women Workers Pay a High Price

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A behind-the-scenes look at the conditions of marginalised women workers who labour on fruit farms in the Western Cape accredited to supply UK retail giant Tesco

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THEME: Mobilising and Campaigning

TITLE: Let’s Get Organised! A Handbook for Trade Union and Community Activists

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: A practical handbook on building and sustaining worker unions and community organisations

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THEME: Media and Literacy

TITLE:  UNESCO Global Media and Literacy (MIL) Week: Media and Information Literacy (MIL) workshop in Cape Town, SA

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: Media and Information Literacy tools which promote an understanding of media content and the production and use of media, with everyday applications

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THEME: Organisational Building and Campaigning

TITLE: Organising Manual

LANGUAGE: English / French / German / Spanish / Portuguese / Turkish

WHAT’S INSIDE: The ITF organising manual is for trade union educators and activists who want to develop and strengthen their organising skills

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THEME: Building Democratic Membership in Trade Unions

TITLE: International Labor and Working-Class History (ILWCH): Workers’ Education and the Global Labor Movement

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE? Articles from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America exploring the importance of workers’ education

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THEME: Mobilising and Campaigning

TITLE: Social Protection in the Grassroots Perspective: A Training Manual

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE: An educational tool that grassroots organisers can use to build up workers’ awareness of social protection in the current economic context

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THEME: Building Democratic Organisations

TITLE: Social Solidarity Economy: Basic training module for organisations

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE? A guide for worker educators to use in training on the social solidarity economy, for street vendors, informal market vendors and hawkers

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THEME:  Precarious Workers

TITLE: Our Rights

LANGUAGE: Indonesian

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THEME: Building Democratic Trade Unions and Memberships

TITLE: Manual Derechos Laborales

LANGUAGE: Spanish

WHAT’S INSIDE? A booklet to help workers understand and analyse their working conditions and identify important aspects of Colombian labour law

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THEME:  Participatory Learning Methods

TITLE: Empowering Adults Through Education / WEA Adult Education Impact Report

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE? A report on the impact of WEA courses on students, based on research from more than 4,000 WEA participants

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THEME:  Participatory Learning Methods

TITLE: Kulttuuritulkkiopas

LANGUAGE: Finnish

WHAT’S INSIDE? A cultural guide to integration in Finland, developed by the Workers’ Education Union

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THEME:  Building Democratic Membership in Trade Unions for Informal Workers

TITLE: Hearing the Unheard: A Process of Learning, Challenging and Moving Forward

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE? A collection of life stories by women involved in Labour Education Foundation (LEF) projects, and how their lives have benefited

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THEME:  Mobilising and Campaigning

TITLE: Basic Shopsteward’s Training Manual

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE? A practical guide to aid shop stewards, including issues such as dealing with workers’ problems, disciplinary rules and collective bargaining

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THEME: Collective Bargaining

TITLE: Labour Research Service (LRS): Inflation Monitor

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE:  A monthly publication containing the latest inflation statistics from Statistics South Africa, noting the level of prices of goods and services

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THEME: Youth Political Education

TITLE: An inclusive Europe – Co-creating young peoples’ vision for the future of Europe – facilitation guide

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE:  A series of workshop facilitation guides which provide a step-by-step methodology to develop radical policy ideas for the future of Europe

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THEME: Building Democratic Trade Unions and Memberships

TITLE: Worker Education: A Guide for Trade Unions

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE:  A guide for trade union educators and other trade unionists involved in education activities, looking at key challenges in the field

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Theme: Building Democratic Organisations

Title: Situacion del Trabajo Decente en el Peru 2016

Language: Spanish

What’s Inside: A focus on decent work in Peru

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THEME: Building Democratic Membership in Trade Unions for Informal Workers

TITLE: Going for Broke: A case study of Labour Brokerage on Fruit Farms in Grabouw

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE:  A focus on the high levels of labour rights violations experienced by farm workers who are contracted through labour brokers

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THEME: Women’s Leadership and Development

TITLE: Workers’ Lives Series

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE:  A collection of profiles of individual workers which explore the issues around informal employment and organising initiatives

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THEME: Mobilising and Campaigning

TITLE: Forging Solidarity – Popular Education at Work

LANGUAGE: English

WHAT’S INSIDE:  A look at what ways adult and popular educators are responding to various harsh economic, political, cultural and environmental conditions

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