Sociology for Unionists


Whatever role you play at your union, understanding our social reality can help ground your work. The course introduces you to Liberation Sociology, a framework that will equip you with practical tools to engage in liberation for all those who experience exclusion and exploitation because of class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, and age.

About this course:


Whatever role you play at your union, understanding our social reality can help ground your work. The course introduces you to Liberation Sociology, a framework that will equip you with practical tools to engage in liberation for all those who experience exclusion and exploitation because of class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, and age.

Beginning with an analysis of our material conditions – particularly the class structure of capitalist society – the course explores the way power and wealth are concentrated in the hands of the few. You’ll learn:

the skills to better understand how society is organised
who benefits the most from the current form of organisation
how we can use this understanding to reach out to workers who are not yet union members, so we can grow our movement and systematically achieve progressive social change.

By the end of this course, you will be able to confidently analyse job insecurity – its causes and solutions – as well as various forms of social injustice and inequality.

Course Audience:

Organisers, officials and activists.

Course Delivery:

2 days via zoom

Course Cost:

$174 (incld GST)

Digital Badge:

Yes - Digital badge awarded upon completion

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Upcoming Training Dates

Online via zoom (class times are in AEST)

Course start: 13/09/2022 1:00 pm

Course end: 14/09/2022 5:00 pm

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Learning Outcomes:


Beginning with an analysis of our material conditions – particularly the class structure of capitalist society – the course explores the way power and wealth are concentrated in the hands of the few. You’ll learn:

the skills to better understand how society is organised
who benefits the most from the current form of organisation
how we can use this understanding to reach out to workers who are not yet union members, so we can grow our movement and systematically achieve progressive social change.

By the end of this course, you will be able to confidently analyse job insecurity – its causes and solutions – as well as various forms of social injustice and inequality.