Developing Democratic Trade Unions in Pakistan

This course, entitled, “Building Democratic Trade Unions”, is LEF’s effort to be part of the growing online education program among workers and trade unionists. The course aims to explain the meaning of democracy and how it is practiced in all the aspects of union work.

But before discussing democracy and the spaces where it is and should be deepened in our union life, the course guides the co-learners first with some basic and brief sessions on computer literacy, and union history, especially on some triumphs of the labor movement like the struggle on the 8-hour workday.

The course then dissects the various spaces where democracy must be alive especially through the structures and programs of the unions.

Finally, the course zeroes in on the importance of the role that the membership must play for union democracy to work. And therefore, the course ends on to encourage the learners to be more active in their own unions, and continually renew the call for active participation of their co-workers for real union democracy to prosper.

This course, entitled, “Building Democratic Trade Unions”, is LEF’s effort to be part of the growing online education program among workers and trade unionists. The course aims to explain the meaning of democracy and how it is practiced in all the aspects of union work.

But before discussing democracy and the spaces where it is and should be deepened in our union life, the course guides the co-learners first with some basic and brief sessions on computer literacy, and union history, especially on some triumphs of the labor movement like the struggle on the 8-hour workday.

The course then dissects the various spaces where democracy must be alive especially through the structures and programs of the unions.

Finally, the course zeroes in on the importance of the role that the membership must play for union democracy to work. And therefore, the course ends on to encourage the learners to be more active in their own unions, and continually renew the call for active participation of their co-workers for real union democracy to prosper.

This course, entitled, “Building Democratic Trade Unions”, is LEF’s effort to be part of the growing online education program among workers and trade unionists. The course aims to explain the meaning of democracy and how it is practiced in all the aspects of union work.

But before discussing democracy and the spaces where it is and should be deepened in our union life, the course guides the co-learners first with some basic and brief sessions on computer literacy, and union history, especially on some triumphs of the labor movement like the struggle on the 8-hour workday.

The course then dissects the various spaces where democracy must be alive especially through the structures and programs of the unions.

Finally, the course zeroes in on the importance of the role that the membership must play for union democracy to work. And therefore, the course ends on to encourage the learners to be more active in their own unions, and continually renew the call for active participation of their co-workers for real union democracy to prosper.

This course helps us to understand our rights as women in the workplace, at home, in our organisations.