ContextTrade unions like many other Organizations around the world are facing a multitude of challenges in the digital age, in particular the need for permanent availability and preservation of their publications. Today, people’s reading habits have changed by moving from print to digital devices where the content they want is both readily available and to a large extent for free. As key actors of the world of work, Unions must preserve their legacy in particular towards new generations and encourage scholarly research on unions. In that regard, the digitalization offers a way forward to preserve the legacy of trade union movement. Particularly now, the recent COVID-19 pandemic stressed the urgency to address digital transformation of Unions documentation centres.
On the occasion of the launch of the new ILO’s workers‘ collection of publications, the Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities regarding the digital transformation of Trade Union documentation centres, during which experts will discuss potential strategies as well as best practices to address this digital transformation. Register here....
- Maria Helena Andre, Director of ACTRAV
- Jeff Bridgford, Visiting Senior Research Fellow School of Education, Communication & Society, King’s College London, United Kingdom
- Richelle Van Snellenberg, Head of the ILO Library
Reactors from Trade Unions
- Umesh Upadhyaya, Chief of Organizing Academy of GEFONT, Trade Union Policy Institute (TUPI)
- Rosa Flerez, Secretary General of Confederation of Workers of Colombia (CTC)
- Joseph Toe, Organizing Programme Coordinator, ITUC-Africa