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Women in Scotland 1900-2020: Workplace Struggles Project

Equal Pay Strike, Glasgow, October 2018Scottish Union Learning is delighted to announce a partnership with The Open University in Scotland and Glasgow Trades Union Council to create the Women in Scotland 1900-2020: Workplace Struggles Project.

The main aim of the project is to locate, create and collate a range of accessible learning materials on the theme of women and workplace struggle, which will eventually be available on OpenLearn as a single collection.

Pride March, Glasgow, October 2016Aiming to attract interest from across the Scottish trade union movement, a number of trade union councils from different parts of Scotland have already registered their interest. It is hoped that the project will also lead to a number of contributors and participants moving on to more formal learning with the OU.

The Project Team at the OU in Scotland is headed by Gerry Mooney (Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Criminology), Carol Raeside (Project Coordinator) and is supported by Helen O’Shea (Lecturer in History). Working with and supporting external contributors and learners are three Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Scotland Associate Lecturers: Thora Hands, Tricia McCafferty and Mags McCarthy. Women in Scotland 1900-2020: Workplace Struggles Project

This is a unique opportunity for trade unions to work with trade union learners to develop content for the Open University’s OpenLearn platform.

If you are part of a SUL-funded project and have any questions about the project, or would like to contribute to it, please contact your Development Officer.

If you are not part of a SUL-funded project and would like to contribute, or if you have connections with organisations and/or people in Scotland who may be interested, please email us.

Useful Links:

Women in Scotland 1900-2020: Workplace Struggles Project on OpenLearn

Revisiting Red Clydeside: 'Bloody Friday': The Battle of George Square, Glasgow, 1919 (OpenLearn)

Open Learn: Red Clydeside with Open University and Glasgow Trades Union Council Watch a recording of our recent Crowdcast webinar which took a look at the events of 1919, how the lessons of yesterday are still relevant today, and how trade unions can develop further resources for inclusion on the OpenLearn platform.

STUC & The Open University in Scotland: Organising learning for a fairer future Watch a recording of our recent Crowdcast webinar which provides a broad overview of the work undertaken between trade unions and Open University, including a presentation by Gerry Mooney (OU) introducing the Women in Scotland 1900-2020: Workplace Struggles Project and presentations from participants in RMT's The History of Women in the Railway project.

The project information leaflet (PDF format):

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Revisiting Red Clydeside A short course on The Red Clydeside

STUC & The Open University in Scotland: Organising learning for a fairer future. Crowdcast (Video): As STUC and The Open Univeristy in Scotland sign a new Memorandum of Understanding, this Fringe features a series of presentations by Open University, Union officials, Union Learning Organisers, ULRs and learners to provide a broad overview of the work undertaken between trade unions and Open University.

The Open University The OU in Scotland and the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding on 19 April 2021, setting out a range of collaborative activity which will open up training opportunities for the 540,000 Scottish workers who are trade unionists, the members of 39 affiliated trade unions and 20 Trades Union Councils.

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