Economics for Unionists Intensive

Economics for Unionists provides a grounding in the fundamentals of economic theory and policy from a unionist’s perspective. Enhance your understanding of major economic concepts and arguments, theories of labour in the economy, and alternative approaches to economic policy.

About this course:

Economics for Unionists provides a grounding in the fundamentals of economic theory and policy from a unionist’s perspective. Enhance your understanding of major economic concepts and arguments, theories of labour in the economy, and alternative approaches to economic policy.

Whatever your role in the union movement, having a solid foundation in economics will prove invaluable. Acquire the knowledge you need to win the economic argument for industrial reform and the protection of workers’ rights.

You will learn how to analyse and respond to topical economic debates regarding competitiveness, the costs and benefits of private and public sector activity, the economic effects of unions and collective bargaining, productivity and more.

This course is offered in two-day training via face-to-face or four days training over four consecutive weeks via zoom.

Course Audience:

Delegates, Organisers, Union Researchers, Industrial Officers and Officials

Course Delivery:

4 days via zoom or 2 days in person

Course Cost:

$220.00 via zoom or $429.00 in person (GST inclusive)

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Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course participants will have been introduced to, and be more confident in discussing:

  • major economic concepts and arguments;
  • theories of the role of labour in the economy; and
  • alternative approaches to economic policy.

This course is delivered with the support of The Union Education Foundation (TUEF) and The Australian Government Productivity Education and Training (PET) Fund.