Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy (in Russian)

The Massive Open Online Course "Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy" (in Russian) is open for free enrolment on

Watch the course trailer here


An online course offering a mix of video lectures and interviews, readings, online resources and exercises to learn more about International Labour Standards and minimum wage and discuss how to use them to promote and defend workers’ rights. The course provides also possibilities to network with other people interested in the topic.


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 and everybody else interested in the topic. Theoretical concepts are explained in an accessible and user-friendly manner. Thus, it is also possible to participate in the course using skills and knowledge acquired outside formal education.


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

• 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: Introduction to International Labour Standards
Chapter 2: Supervision of International Labour Standards
Chapter 3: Freedom of Association, Collective Bargaining and the Right to Strike
Chapter 4: Discrimination in the World of Work
Chapter 5: Minimum Wage


If you are more interested in this kind of online courses, visit the  Global Labour University Online Academy

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