Global Supply Chains in Times of Covid-19

The Massive Open Online Course "‘Global Supply Chains in Times of Covid-19’" is open for free enrolment on

Watch the course trailer here


This FREE online course provides unionists, scholars, and practitioners from around the world with critical knowledge on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on workers in global supply chains and labour’s response to protect workers. The course also explores some of the key questions in rethinking the global supply chains as well as labour’s proposals and policy measures to build them anew.


You can attend this course and study at your own pace. Workload: 5-6 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 and everybody else interested in the topic. 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

• Participants from non-OECD countries and trade unionists from OECD countries may receive a scholarship
for the certificate.

• 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: Introduction
Chapter 2: The house of Cards: The structural weaknesses of the global supply chain model
Chapter 3: The impact of Covid-19 on garment supply chains: Labour’s response
Chapter 4: The impact of Covid-19 on other global supply chains: Labour’s response
Chapter 5: Looking Forward: A labour perspective on key demands, strategic response and policy proposals

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