Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

The Massive Open Online Course "Decent Work in Global Supply Chains" is open for free enrolment on

Watch the course trailer here


A multi-disciplinary online course combining expertise from the world of work with cutting-edge academic research. This online course is designed to develop both knowledge and practical skills for organizing workers in global supply chains and engaging in policy processes to advance decent work in global supply chains. The course provides also possibilities to network with thousands of trade unionists and labour activists from around the world. The course is led by Prof Mark Anner who is a leading researcher on labour conditions in the global garment industry.


You can attend this course and study at your own pace. Workload: 3-4 hrs/chapter.


Wherever you are, all you need is only an internet connection and eagerness to learn more.

For Whom?

Trade unionists, labour activists, labour educators, labour researchers, NGOs, think-tanks, government officials in charge of the sector and everybody else interested in decent work in global supply chains. No prior knowledge on the topic is required.


Once you complete the course, you can obtain an official certificate from the GLU and iversity.

• The Certificate of Participation costs 29 € and it can be purchased at any time after the completion of the
   course; and

• The Certificate of Accomplishment costs 49 € and can be purchased only in certain periods of the year
   when the Academy runs the online exam.

• Participants from non-OECD countries and trade unionists from OECD countries may receive a scholarship
for either of the two certificates.

• To apply for a scholarship, send an email to online(at), specifying your
   organisation and your country.

In this course, you will learn about:

Chapter 1: What are Global Supply Chains?
Chapter 2: The Regulatory Framework on Trade, Investment and Taxation
Chapter 3: Global Supply Chains and Development
Chapter 4: Decent Work Gaps in Global Supply Chains
Chapter 5: Key Elements of the Existing Governance Framework
Chapter 6: Negotiated Governance – Strategies on the Company and Industry Level
Chapter 7: Regulating Global Supply Chains – Strategies on the Political and Legal Level
Chapter 8: Campaigning to Win – Strategies and Tools


The course includes the recording of a Facebook live discussion with Prof. Dr. Mark Anner. You can find the recording here:   Live Discussion

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