GLU Video Lectures
Fair Wage Strategies in a Global Economy
Fair Wages: What Role for Collective Bargaining?
What is the Role of the Minimum Wage in Achieving Fair Wages?
Global Supply Chains in times of Covid-19
Why are macho authoritarian leaders so bad at dealing with Covid-19?
Trade preferences working for workers
Global supply chains: the rate to the bottom in tax rates
Covid-19 and Global Supply Chains: Exacerbating the Crisis in a Broken System
Post-Corona Starts Now
Webinar: Recovering and redirecting: Labour's post-Corona priorities, 2.7.2020, Speakers: Stephen Cotton, James Ritchie
Webinar: Financing the recovery: Can governments spend as much as needed?, 26.6.2020, Speakers: Jayati Gosh, Wolfgang Schmidt
Webinar: Income security: Protecting people, saving economies, 19.6.2020, Speakers: Mirai Chatterjee, Patrick Belser
Webinar: Covid 19: Lessons for health care systems, 11.6.2020, Speakers: Rosa Pavanelli, Philip Alston
Using the ILO supervisory mechanisms
In this series of lectures, Beatriz Vacotto introduces you to the functioning of the supervisory mechanisms of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and how trade unions can use them to push for the implementation of International Labour Standards in their countries. Beatriz Vacotto is a legal specialist and Coordinator of the Wages, Working Time, Maritime and Specific Workers Team at the International Labour Standards Department of the ILO. Prior to that she worked as Senior Specialist for International Labour Standards at the Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) at the ILO. The video lectures below were recorded during her service for ACTRAV.
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The regular supervisory mechanism
The special supervisory mechanisms: representations and complaints
The special supervisory mechanisms: the Committee on Freedom of Association
The role of trade unions in the ILO supervisory mechanisms
Rights for workers' in informal and precarious employment, consumer activism and social clauses in trade agreements
Interview with Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, India (GLU Conference, May 2014, Berlin)
Minimum Wages and their impact on competitiveness and precarious employment
Interview with Gustav Horn, Director of the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK), Germany (GLU Conference, May 2014, Berlin)
Trade Unions in Africa
Sakhela Buhlungu, University of Pretoria, SA, Kassel 24th of March, 2012
Do international labour rights undermine competitiveness?
Christoph Scherrer, International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), University of Kassel, 23rd of May, 2012
Gender still matters in Labour Studies
Helen Schwenken, International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), University of Kassel, 23rd of May, 2012