Revised and updated with new material on Wellbeing at Work, Trade Unions & Restructuring, and Decent Work. We are seeing tremendous changes in the way we all work, and how technology is shaping our futures. Both individuals and businesses are facing complex and uncertain developments. A growing issue is how we can influence on-going challenges and contribute to a more sustainable work future. You may find the following free on-line and flexible course about ‘Power, Politics and Influence at Work’ of interest to you and your networks (suggested 4 hours per week, over about 5 weeks or longer if preferred). The course has been created by Tony Dundon, Miguel Martínez Lucio, Emma Hughes and Roger Walden, academics, and researchers from the universities of Manchester, Limerick and Liverpool. It includes contributions from several academics, activists, interactional agencies such as the ILO, Oxfam, CSOs/NGOs, and trade unions. The short course is globally accessible and geared towards labour activists, policy advocates and those interested in employment (in)equalities and debates about the future of work. It is free to anyone and accessible here. An optional short book, Power, Politics and Influence at Work, published by Manchester University Press is also available.

What previous course participant have said: “I have really enjoyed the course. The lectures were interesting and I’ve learnt a lot.” (Verified Learner, Nicolas). “This was a really well thought out course – from start to finish. Thank you so much to all the contributors.” (Verified Learner, Jessica). “The level I think was right for me … content was informative and insightful: employment issues in the gig economy, collective bargaining and the roles of the state, and the influence of unions and works councils in amplifying the voices of workers.” (Verified Learner, Ugochukwu, O).

What others say about the course: “The course ‘Power, politics and influence at work’ comes highly recommended. It offers a stimulating and engaging way to learn and debate contemporary challenges people face in the world of work.” Carl Roper, Trades Union Congress (TUC), National Education and Organizing Manager. “Almost everyone has to work, but why is it so unequal? This unique, timely, and engaging course pulls back the curtain to reveal the sources of power differentials and ways to redress them. Take this course to become empowered in your work, it’s critically important.” Professor John W. Budd (University of Minnesota, USA. “If you’re looking for an introduction to understanding how power, politics and influence at work shape employment and inequality then look no further … Developed by academics who have a wealth of insight and experience, it is a must for those looking for worker-centred solutions to our current and future challenges” Steve Craig, National Development Officer, UNITE the union, UK. “SIPTU College appreciate the online ‘Power, politics and influence at work’ course … It provides a natural link to our Trade Union Studies programme … the format is really engaging and the content thought-provoking”. Tish Gibbons, Head of SIPTU College, Dublin