Trade Unions, Class and Power Class 1

With Professor Mary Davis

This course, led by Professor Mary Davis, looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the trade union movement in Britain today. Set in a historical framework, the course examines the context in which trade unions function in capitalist class society. It analyses the nature of class, exploitation and the wage system. The course explores key historical turning points in the struggle between capital and labour, reflecting on what can learned from past battles, taking into account the strategic responses of the ruling class. We look at how the experience of work is changing and examine new strategies by which workers can be won to become active trade unionists in current circumstances. Thus, the importance of trade union activity is stressed, but the course also argues that wider political mobilisation of working people as a class is essential.
A series of four classes fortnightly on Tuesdays 7pm: 
19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 March; 12 March.

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February 19th, 2019 7:00 PM   through   8:30 PM
37a Clerkenwell Green
United Kingdom
Phone: 02072531485