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.

This course is offered in three-day training over three consecutive weeks via zoom.

Course Audience:

Organisers, officials and activists.

Course Delivery:

3 days via zoom

Course Cost:

$229.00 (GST inclusive)

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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.

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