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Union Study Tour to South Africa
June 2 – 16, 2007

This study tour will examine the development of labor and employment relations in South Africa as it struggles to redress the legacy of apartheid and to meet the demands for a more democratic workplace and intensifying competition as South Africa is increasingly integrated into the global economy. Topics covered include:

• The history and development of the South African labor movement and its role in overcoming apartheid;

• The impact of globalization and neoliberal economic policies on the workplace and the larger society;

• Organizational and workplace restructuring in response to these changes;

• Managing diversity and equity in the post-apartheid workplace;

• Work and gender issues;

• Occupational and environmental health issues with a particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS;

• Employer labor relations and human resources strategies; and

• Emerging union bargaining and organizing strategies in a global economy.

The itinerary includes meetings in Johannesburg and Durban with union leaders and staff from the Congress of South African Trade Unions and faculty from the Universities of Witwatersrand and Kwazulu-Natal. In Johannesburg, the study tour will visit the Apartheid Museum and tour Soweto. The study tour will also spend two days at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, one of South Africa’s finest game reserves.

Noncredit Noncredit tuition is $750. Undergraduates may register for LBS 4500.
&Credit: Graduate students may register IR 7550.

Dates: June 2-16, 2007. As well as two pre-departure meetings and one post-return meeting to be announced at a later date.

Cost: $3000-based on double occupancy (single occupancy are an additional $420) Cost includes airfare, travel insurance, lodging with breakfast and in-country transportation. This cost does not include WSU tuition, additional meals and personal expenses. Program fees may change due to unexpected increases in airline surcharges. If this occurs, those fees will be passed on to program participants. Program fees are payable in five installments. Limited financial support is available through the WSU Office of Study Abroad and Global Programs.

For more information: Contact Hal Stack at 313.577.2191 or h.stack [@] wayne [.] edu. A detailed program description and course syllabus are available.
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