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Saturday 10 September


9:30 – 11:00

Room: Aula 7

Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Gender equality - I

Moderator: Matteo Avogaro

Reconciling work and life: Social partners’ role in the transformation of the gendered welfare state
Veronika LEMEIRE, Hasselt University
Building Blocks for a Gender Equitable Recovery from Pandemic?
Rae COOPER, University of Sydney
Empowering company-level plans to contrast gender pay gap: recent trends in labour market regulation
Matteo AVOGARO, ESADE Institute for Labour Studies - Ramon Llull University


Room: Room: Aula 8
Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Labor market dualization

Moderator: Ferran Elias

The Causes of Duality in the Labor Market
Ferran ELIAS, Universitat de València
Remedy or short-term fix? Immigration policy as a distinct source of skills
Chris WRIGHT, University of Sydney
Colm MCLAUGHLIN, University College Dublin
A double ethnic penalty? A study of the mobility patterns of the second-generation immigrants.
Tomas BERGLUND, University of Gothenburg
Denis FRANK, University of Gothenburg


Room: Aula 9

Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Gender equality - II

Moderator: Lilach Lurie

Equality and Discrimination in Collective Agreements in Israel
Lilach LURIE, Tel-Aviv University
Labour market regulations on gender equity and gender pay gap
Frikkie DE BRUIN, General Public Service Sector Bargaining Council (GPSSBC)
Sharlaine OODIT, General Public Service Sector Bargaining Council (GPSSBC)
Comparative study in Andalusia and Catalonia of inter- gender labour inequality through a Labour Market Gender
Segmentation Index

María CASCALES MIRA, Universidad de Sevilla / UAB


Room: Aula 1
Facultat D

Social partners and Transnational Action
Moderator: Jimmy Donaghey

Stitching Governance for Labour Rights: Towards Transnational Industrial Democracy?
Jimmy DONAGHEY, University of South Australia
Labour regulation in transnational supply and value chains: Categorizing newly emerging order formations
Patrick WITZAK, Ruhr University Bochum
What’s NEG(X)T? Continuity and change in European Governance of Labour after the Covid-19 pandemic
Vincenzo MACCARRONE, University College Dublin
Roland ERNE, University College Dublin
Country-of-origin of parent companies on HR policies in overseas subsidiaries
Toshiko SUDA, Aoyama Gakuin University


Room: Aula 2
Facultat Dret

New technologies, old and new collective responses

Moderator: Arturo Lahera
Digitization and job quality: Participative proposal for an assessment of occupational health in Industry 4.0
Arturo LAHERA-SÁNCHEZ, Complutense University of Madrid
Ana NEGRO, Complutense University of Madrid
Francisco J. TOVAR, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Implications of the extension of Artificial Intelligence mechanisms for industrial democracy
Dan TOP, Cabinet avocat Dan Top
Competence dilemmas: Employer strategies in response to digitalization
Johan Røed STEEN, FAFO Institute for Labour and Social Research
Anna HEDENUS, University of Gothenburg
One trade union, many responses to digitalisation: the case of Fiom representatives in the automotive sector
Angelo MORO, Université de Bourgogne, Artes 4.0


Room: Aula 3
Facultat Dret

Co-determinations, industry, and productivity

Moderator: Sandra Vogel

Mediating Technological Change: Contrasting Trade Union approaches in Norway and UK in food processing work
Caroline LLOYD, Cardiff University
Deviating from sector-level norms: Empirical results from the German metal- and electrical industry
Sandra VOGEL, German Economic Institute (IW)
Hagen LESCH, German Economic Institute (Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft)
Company-based agreements on safeguarding employment in Germany during the pandemic
Toralf PUSCH, WSI. Hans Böckler Stiftung


Room: Aula 4
Facultat Dret

New and old jobs for the just transition

Moderator: Matteo Mandelli

Workers for the future: the GKN workers' struggle and the Plan towards a Public Hub for Sustainable Mobility
Francesca GABBRIELLINI, Alma Mater Studiorum University of 
Arianna TASSINARI, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies - Köln
Trade unions facing the eco-social-growth trilemma: the case of just transition in Taranto
Matteo MANDELLI, University of Milan
Social dialogue in transition: The case of Norwegian shipyards
Anne Mette ODEGARD, FAFO Institute for Labour and Social research

9:30 - 11:00


Room: Aula 2 Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia


Session Organizer: Thorsten Schulten and Torsten Müller

The promotion of collective bargaining through public procurement - a European overview

Torsten Müller (ETUI) & Thorsten Schulten (WSI)

Public procurement and collective bargaining: National Experiences

France: Catherine Vincent, IRESSpain: Oscar Molina, Autonomous University of BarcelonaSlovakia: Marta Kahancova, CELSSweden: Ann-Christine Hartzen, Lund UniversityGermany: Thorsten Schulten, WSI

Political Perspectives: Trade Union campaigns for a reform of the European Public Procurement Directives

Stan De Spiegelaere, UNI-Europa

11:30 - 13:15


Governing Minimum and Living Wages in Europe; trends and challenges

Room: Sala d’Actes Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Chair: Karen Jaehrling, University of Duisburg-Essen


The Moral Economy of Living Wages

Tony DOBBINS, Birmingham Business School - Universityof Birmingham

The Minimum Wage Directive. Prospects and challengesfor decent wages in the EU

Thorsten SCHULTEN, Wirtschafts- undSozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI) - Hans-Böckler-Stiftun

Recent Developments in Minimum Wages in Europe


13:15 - 13:30

Closing session
Room: Sala d’Actes Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Note: last minute changes will be collected on the website

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