Labour and the Global Crisis: Sharing the Burden (!) Shaping the Future (?)

Press release | 16 September 2010

BERLIN-The Global Labour University held its annual Conference from 15 to 16 September in Berlin on the theme: Labour and the Global Crisis: Sharing the Burden(!) Shaping the Future (?).The two-day Conference was opened by the President of the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB), Mr. Michael Sommer.

This year, the Conference gathered trade unionists and researchers from over 50 countries to discuss analyses of the crisis, identify short-term stabilisation and long-term solutions, and debate how to meet the challenge to re-regulate the global economy in order to increase the control of democratic government over global capital.

The Global Labour University (GLU) is a network of universities, international and national trade unions, civil society organizations and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The Global Labour Conference website is: http://www.global-labour university.org/233.html