SPECIAL SESSIONS

Thursday 8 September
15:00 - 16:30


SS-T1-01
Room: Aula 4
Facultat Dret

IMPROVING THE REGULATION OF PLATFORM WORK (LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES, DIVERGENT CASE LAW, AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING)
Session Organizer: Nuria Ramos Martín, AIAS-HSI, University of Amsterdam
Chair: Frank Tros, AIAS-HS


Pros and Cons of regulating platform work at European level: an analysis of the proposal for a Directive on improving working conditions in platform
Nuria RAMOS MARTÍN, AIAS-HSI, University of Amsterdam
Latest trends in Belgian case Law: “platform delivery riders are not employees”: the December 2021 Deliveroo case
Alexander DE BECKER, University of Gent
Monitoring employee's emotions through algorithms
Ana Belén MUÑOZ RUIZ, University Carlos III-Madrid

SS-T2-01
Room: Aula 12
Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

JOINT ILO - EUROFOUND SESSION
Session Organizers: Susan Hayter, ILO - Ricardo Rodríguez Contreras, Eurofound

Moving with the times? Emerging practices and provisions in collective bargaining
Oscar MOLINA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Collective bargaining in seven European countries through the pandemic
Roberto PEDERSINI, Università degli Studi di Milano

SS-T3-01
Room: Aula 5

Facultat Dret
ENERGY TRANSITION, POLICY INNOVATION AND TERRITORIAL RESILIENCE - I
Session Organizer: Maria Alexia Sanz Hernández
Moderator: Maria Alexia Sanz Hernández


Just transition and social inclusion, a necessary binomial for vulnerable environments. A look from Aragon
María Esther LÓPEZ RODRÍGUEZ, Universidad de Zaragoza
Questioning the just transition in the media: delay discourses of energy transition in Aragon, Spain
María Alexia SANZ HERNÁNDEZ, Universidad de Zaragoza
Just transition: framing and creating legitimacy in the Asturian media
Ángel ALONSO-DOMÍNGUEZ, Universidad de Oviedo


Thursday 8 September
17:15 - 18:45

SS-T3-01
Room: Aula 5
Facultat Dret

ENERGY TRANSITION, POLICY INNOVATION AND TERRITORIAL RESILIENCE - II
Session Organizer: Maria Alexia Sanz Hernández
Moderator: Maria Alexia Sanz Hernández


Energy transition in Castilla y León. Evolution of media discourses
Rosario MARCOS-SANTIAGO, Universidad de León
Actor networks in energy transition in fourcoal-intensive EU regions
Roberto CANTONI, University of Sussex
Retirement, life satisfaction and migration in a context of energy transition: lessons from As Pontes
Xaquín PÉREZ-SINDÍN, University of Warsaw

SS-T3-02
Room: Aula 6

Facultat Dret
BOOK LAUNCH “TRADE UNIONS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION”
Session Organizer: Chair: Vandaele, Kurt and Müller, Torsten

SS-T5-02
Room: Aula 2
Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

REMOTE WORK AND LABOUR RIGHTS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Session Organizer: Silvia Rainone

Part 1: Remote work and impact on working conditions
Moderator and commentator: Silvia Rainone (ETUI, KU Leuven)

Remote work and use of flexible workforce: what trends do we see?
Uma RANI, ILO
Individual and contextual variation in benefits of remote work
Wouter ZWYSEN, ETUI

Part 2: Remote work and structural (organizational) challenges
Moderator and commentator: Mehtap Akgüç, ETUI

Remote work and shift in global value chains
Pamela MEIL, Institute for Social Science Research
Rethinking workers’ organization and union’s strategies
Birte DEDDEN, UNI Europa




Friday 9 September
9:30 - 11:00


SS-T1-02
Room: Aula 9
Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

POWER RESOURCES IN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS – I
Session Organizer: Jens Arnholtz, FAOS, University of Copenhagen

Ideational power resources in employment relations
Colm MCLAUGHLIN, University College Dublin
Chris F. WRIGHT, The University of Sydney

Leveraging power resources for a decent minimum wage
Mat JOHNSON, The University of Manchester
Why varieties of power resources matter
Guglielmo MEARDI, Scuola Normale Superiore Florence

SS-T2-02
Room: Aula 2
Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

BOOK LAUNCH' EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS AS NETWORKS: METHODS AND THEORY”
Session Organizer: Bernd Brandl & Oscar Molina

Discussant: Roberto Pedersini and Trine Pernille Larsen


SS-T3-03
Room: Aula 10
Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

TURNING POINTS IN NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE - I
Session Organizer: Martin Behrens & Andi Pekarek

Turning points in comparative labour relations: The case of Germany
Martin BEHRENS, WSI/Hans-Boeckler-Foundation
Andreas H. PEKAREK, The University of Melbourne

Turning points in Romanian labour relations
Ovidiu GORAN, Law Office Ovidiu P. Goran
Danish industrial relations – a slow slide towards deep changes
Søren Kaj ANDERSEN, FAOS, Employment Relations Research Center
Driving Forces in Evolution of Employment Relations in Russia
Maria BYTCHKOVA, London School of Economics

SS-T4-01
Room: Aula 4
Facultat Dret

SOCIAL DIALOGUE AND WELFARE SERVICES IN EUROPE: NATIONAL CHALLENGES AND LOCAL SOLUTIONS FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS - I
Session Organizer: Stefano Neri, University of Milan

Session 1

Introduction: presentation of the SOWELL project and of the special session
Stefano NERI, University of Milan
Welfare as labour market and labour in the welfare services in Europe: employment, jobs and industrial relations
Stefano NERI, University of Milan
Wage setting and workload as crucial arena for social dialogue in Germany
Karin GOTTSCHALL, University of Bremen
Ruth ABRAMOWSKI, University of Bremen

Tackling labour shortage in the care services: social dialogue and union action in Denmark
Mikkel MAILAND, FAOS, University of Copenhagen
Nana WESLEY HANSEN, FAOS, Univ. of Copenhagen

The Dutch welfare services between marketisation and social dumping
Frank TROS, University of Amsterdam
Simon KUIJPERS-HEEZEMANS, University of Amsterdam

Discussant: Maarten Keune, University of Amsterdam


Friday 9 September
15:00 - 16:30

SS-T1-02
Room: Aula 9
Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia
POWER RESOURCES IN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS – II
Session Organiser: Jens Arnholtz, FAOS, University of Copenhagen

What’s in a Number? Reductionist and Holistic Approaches to Associational Power
Christian Lyhne IBSEN, University of Copenhagen
Power resource theory and the case of migrant workers
Stefania MARINO, The University of Manchester
Miguel MARTINEZ LUCIO, The University of Manchester

Power and interests in revitalized power resource theory
Jens ARNHOLTZ, University of Copenhagen
Bjarke REFSLUND, Aalborg University


SS-T1-03
Room: Aula 5
Facultat Dret

MAKING WORKERS' RIGHTS IN GSCS A REALITY
Session Organiser and discussant: Janice Bellace, University of Pennsylvania

GSCs in Latin America and Asia: the impact of labour clauses on labour rights
Mark ANNER, Pennsylvania State University
Recent due diligence legislation in Europe
Nicolas BUENO, UniDistance Suisse
Tackling forced labour through trade and supply chain governance
Franz Christian EBERT, ILO Research Department
The implications of the expert panel’s report on the EU – Korea trade agreement
Tonia NOVITZ, University of Bristol
Ensuring more inclusive trade: labour standards in the global garment supply chain and the role of the
EU Samantha VELLUTI, University of Sussex

SS-T3-03
Room: Aula 10
Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

TURNING POINTS IN NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE – II
Session Organizer: Martin Behrens & Andi Pekarek

IR in the Netherlands: from collaboration to conflict
Sociologia Saskia BOUMANS, AIAS-HIS, Amsterdam
The United States: Disjunctures and Continuities
Alex J. COLVIN, Cornell University
Turning points in Spanish labour relations
Kerstin HAMANN, University of Central Florida
Oscar MOLINA, Autonomous University of Barcelona

The embedding of a neoliberal paradigm: Institutional change and actor power in Australian industrial relations policy
Chris WRIGHT, University of Sydney

SS-T4-01
Room: Aula 4
Facultat Dret

SOCIAL DIALOGUE AND WELFARE SERVICES IN EUROPE: NATIONAL CHALLENGES AND LOCAL SOLUTIONS FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS - II
Session Organizer: Stefano Neri, University of Milan

Session 2

Social dialogue in welfare services in Spain between actors’ fragmentation and a migrant workforce
Oscar MOLINA, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Alejandro GODINO, Autonomous Univ of Barcelona
Joan RODRIGUEZ-SOLER, Autonomous Univ.of Barcelona

Union responses to the lack of care services: a comparison between Slovakia and Hungary
Marta KAHANCOVÁ, CELSI
Barbora HOLUBOVA CELSI
Pavol BORS, CELSI

A segmentation to recompose: union actions in the welfare services in Italy between public and private provision
Valeria BREUKER, University of Milan
Anna MORI, University of Milan
Stefano NERI, University of Milan
Emmanuele PAVOLINI, University of Macerata

Discussant: Manuela Galetto, University of Warwick


Saturday 10 September
9:30 - 11:00

SS-T3-04
Room: Aula 2
Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
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, IRES
Spain: Oscar Molina, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Slovakia: Marta Kahancova, CELS
Sweden: Ann-Christine Hartzen, Lund University
Germany: Thorsten Schulten, WSI

Political Perspectives: Trade Union campaigns for a reform of the European Public Procurement Directives
Stan De Spiegelaere, UNI-Europa