Fostering Trade Union Development Education

Having global solidarity at their foundations, trade unions are natural actors of Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR). Trade unions have been actively engaged in DEAR for decades, but in the times of a global economic and environmental crisis, the involvement of workers in development education is more important than ever to build understanding and active participation in global development processes, such as human and trade union rights, Decent Work, inequalities, social justice and social protection. Following a seminar on union development education that took place in November 2012 in Vienna, the TUDCN is publishing two statements on fostering trade union DEAR – within and outside of the trade union movement.

Read the statements:

Read the report of the TUDCN Seminar on Trade Union Development Cooperation (Vienna, 5-7 November 2012): TUDCN Seminar on TU DEAR report