New directions in managing women's trade union careers: Online learning

Gill Kirton, Anne Marie Greene

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This article is concerned with strategies for managing the careers of women who work in paid positions in the union movement. Recently there has been some debate about the positive potential offered by the use of ICTs in a variety of areas of trade union activity. We link this to debates about the role of trade union education in developing women's careers within trade unions by exploring the experiences of participants on a recent British Trades Union Congress (TUC) online course for women. The study suggests that the potentialities of ICTs in this sphere of trade union activity are mediated by a number of gendered constraints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-179
Number of pages9
JournalWomen in Management Review
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2002


  • Career development
  • Internet
  • Learning
  • Trade unions
  • Women

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