Invitation to the conference: UNDER PRESSURE OF THE TROIKA – THE IMPACT ON COLLECTIVE LABOUR RIGHTS IN SOUTHERN EUROPE AND IRELAND

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Invitation – Conference – Under the Pressure of the Troika – The Impact on collective Labour Rights

European Labour Law conference

UNDER PRESSURE OF THE TROIKA – THE IMPACT ON COLLECTIVE LABOUR RIGHTS IN SOUTHERN EUROPE AND IRELAND

17th October 2015, CentroCentro, Plaza de Cibeles No. 1, 28014 Madrid (new address !!!)

Simultaneous translation: Spanish, English, French, German

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The themes of the conference are to be:

Collective Rights of workers (trade union rights, collective bargaining, freedom of association, freedom of assembly …)

  • Deconstruction of collective labour rights
  • Criminalization of social movements
  • What’s happening in the EU and in the ILO
  • Impact of the EU – US and Canada Trade agreement (TTIP, CETA)
  • The relationship between collective and individual rights in this context

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The draft programme:

09h30 registration

10h00 Start

1. Welcome speeches:

  • Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid (invited)
  • Mauricio Valiente Ots 3th mayor of Madrid
  • Javier COUSO PERMUY, GUE/NGL, member of the European Parliament

2. Introduction: Dr.  Aristea Koukiadaki (Senior Lecturer in Employment Law, School of Law), Manchester

3.1 Countries under pressure, reports, each 15 min.,

  • Spain, Professor Antonio Baylos Grau (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), La Mancha
  • Italy, Professor Antonio Loffredo (Universita degli Studi di Siena), Siena

11h30 -11h50 Coffee break

3.2   Countries under pressure, reports, each 15 min.,

  • Portugal, Professor Jose J. Abrantes (Universidade  Nova de Lisboa), Lisbon
  • Greece, Alexandros Nikolouzos, lawyer, Athens
  • Ireland, Esther Lynch (ICTU, Legal & Social Affairs Officer), Dublin

13h00 lunch

14h00

3.3 Other country reports, each 5 – 10 min.

  • France, Jean Luc Wabant, Paris
  • England, John Hendy Q.C., London
  • Belgium, Leila Lahssaini, Progress Lawyers Network, Antwerp/Brussels
  • Germany, Dr. Detlef Hensche, Lawyer, President of IG Druck und Papier (printers union) for many years, Berlin
  • Sweden, Anne Alfredson, Legal Counsel for unions members of LO and TCO in Sweden, Stockholm

15h30-15h50 tea break

16h00

4. Plenary session:

Introduction (each 15 min.) by

  • Professor Tonia Novitz (University of Bristol Law School) Bristol
  • Jeffrey Vogt (Director of the Legal Unit, ITUC) Brussels

followed by panel discussion together with

  • Dr.  Aristea Koukiadaki (Senior Lecturer in Employment Law, School of Law) Manchester,
  • Raul Maillo, labour lawyer, Valencià,
  • Alexandros Nikolouzos, lawyer, Athens
  • Professor Antonio Loffredo (Universita degli Studi di Siena), Siena

chair John Hendy Q.C. , London

17h30 Conclusions

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Organizers of the Conference:

  • European Lawyers for Workers (ELW-Network), www.elw-network.eu
  • European Association of Lawyers for Democracy & World Human Rights (ELDH), www.eldh.eu
  • Left-Wing Lawyers Forum – Democratic Lawyer Network of Spain (Foro de abogados/as de Izquierdas (FAI-RAD)

The conference is supported by 

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REGISTRATION

Registration (name, profession, address): Please register now office@elw-network.eu

or on the ELW-Network website

Registration fee

  • 120  € for lawyers and other professions (lunch included) – 50 € reduced fee on demand
  • 30 € for students (lunch included) – 20 € reduced fee on demand
  • Others: free

Transfer of the registration fee to the ELW-Network bank account

bank account:ING (name of the bank), ELW (account holder)

Chaussée de Haecht 55, BE – 1210 – Brussels, Belgium (address of the bank)

IBAN BE14 3631 2954 7883, BIC/SWIFT BBRUBEBB

Payment at the conference only in cash

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