Thursday 8 September

 

10:45 - 11:30

Room: Auditori

Welcome and opening Session

Dr. Assumpció Malgosa
Vice Rector for Research and Transference at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Mr. Kamran Fannizadeh
Deputy Director of the Governance and Tripartism, International Labour Organization
Dr. Oscar Molina
Associate professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Congress Coordinator

 

11:30 - 13:15

PS-1
Room: Auditori

The role of social partners and social dialogue in promoting a Green Transition and fight climate change
Chair: Óscar Molina, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
 

From the New Deal of the 1930s to the Green New Deal of the 2020s: The importance of - and for - trade unions
Steffen LEHNDORFF, IAQ / University of Duisburg-Essen
Green Growth is an Oxymoron – What does that mean for the environmental policies of workers’ organisations?
Nöra RATHZEL, Umeå universitet,

 

Discussant: Béla Gálgozci, ETUI

 

PARALLEL SESSIONS – SLOT 1

15:00 - 16:30

 

T1-S01
Room: Aula 7 Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Regulating atypical work

Moderator: Laura Pérez Ortiz

Between Service Providers and Exploiters? Staffing Agencies as Two-Faced Actors in Tight Labor Markets
Ronny EHLEN, University of Hohenheim
Challenging notions of part-time work: country and occupational differences in employment status reporting
Janna BESAMUSCA, Utrecht University
Economically dependent self-employment - at the crossroad between labour and civil law
Kinga MORAS-OLAŚ, Cracow Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law
Some lessons on the impact of labour reforms on temporary employment in Spain
Laura PÉREZ ORTIZ, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

 

T1-S02
Room: Aula 8 Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Managing employment relations
Moderator: Fátima Suleman

Negotiating idiosyncratic deals to access, motivate and retain STEM outstanding employees
Irene SÁNCHEZ TURÓN, University of Barcelona
Patricia ELGOIBAR, University of Barcelona
Is the Portuguese labour market rigid or flexible? Firms’ Compensation policies in last two decades
Fátima SULEMAN, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) – DINAMIA’CET
Organizational Responses to Workforce Aging: The Role of Employment Relations Institutions
Peter BERG, Michigan State University

 

T1-S03

Room: Aula 9 Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Minimum wages – I

Moderator: Georg Picot

The European Minimum Wage Directive: Change of direction in European Labour Relations?
Thorsten SCHULTEN, Wirtschafts - und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI) - Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
Torsten MÜLLER, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
Enforcement of labour regulation in relation to minimum wages
Frikkie DE BRUIN, Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC)
Kgopana Caroline MATOME, Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC)
Do minimum wages crowd out union density?
Georg PICOT, University of Bergen
Facing inequalities through the guarantee of a minimum wage in global green value chains
María José GÓMEZ-MILLÁN HERENCIA, Universidad Pablo de Olavide

 

T2-S01
Room: Aula 10 Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Trans-National action and collective bargaining

Moderator: Udo Rehfeldt

Stagnation and decline of transnational company agreements
Udo REHFELDT, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES)
European Works Councils after Brexit: New Challenges for Transnational Employee Representation?
Patrick WITZAK, Ruhr University Bochum
Markus HERTWIG, Ruhr University Bochum
Timo René BLACHE, Ruhr University Bochum
Marcus KAHMANN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES)
Kevin GUILLAS-CAVAN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales
What factors are driving the increasing number of transnational labour protests in Europe (1997-2019)?
Roland ERNE, UCD Dublin
Transnational Company Agreements: Recent Trends
Isabel DA COSTA, CNRS, IDHES, ENS Paris-Saclay

 

T2-S02

Room: Aula 1 Facultat Dret

Platform work regulation and union responses

Moderator: Montse Solé-Truyols

Two different solutions for delivery riders: Employees by law in Spain or by platform will in Norway
Montse SOLE-TRUYOLS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Riding together? Why food deliver riders join trade unions
Kurt VANDAELE, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
Back to basics: European unions’ innovative organizing strategies towards freelancers and platform workers
Trine Pernille LARSEN, University of Copenhagen
Anna ILSØE, University of Copenhagen
Oscar MOLINA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Alejandro GODINO, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

 

T3-S01
Room: Aula 11 Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Labour markets and the green transition

Moderator: Jari Murto

Labor market policy in the transformation to a green economy
Gerhard BOSCH, IAQ University Dusiburg-Essen
Just transition, lifelong learning, and labour law
Jari MURTO, University of Helsinki
The way to “greening" the workplaces in Poland
Anna PISZCZEK, University of Lodz; Supreme Court of the Republic of Poland
Michał BARAŃSKI, University of Silesia in Katowice
Katarzyna JAWORSKA, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

 

T4-S01
Room: Aula 2 Facultat Dret

Essential workers

Moderator: Patricia Elgoibar

Healthcare workers in COVID times: Heroes suffering froma dark side
Patricia ELGOIBAR, University of Barcelona

Towards Sustainable ER in Healthcare? Examining Workload and Pay Initiatives in Response to the Pandemic
Nick KRACHLER, King's College London
Stephen BACH, King's College London
Identity work as identity intensification: Professional identity and purpose in the public sector in Chile
Jenny K RODRIGUEZ, Work & Equalities Institute, University of Manchester
Gregorio PEREZ ARRAU, University of Santiago de Chile

 

T5-S01
Room: Aula 3 Facultat Dret

Digitalization, workers voice and participation

Moderator: Bernd Brandl

Trade Unions’ Rage Against the Machine? The Role of Industrial Relations for the Use of Digital Technology
Bernd BRANDL, Durham University Business School
The acceleration of digitalisation during the Covid-19 pandemic: Implications for employee voice
Laura GOOD, University of Sydney
Digitization, monitoring, and privacy in Norwegian companies
Mona BRÅTEN, FAFO
Rolf K ANDERSEN, FAFO
Level up computerized
David ÖBORN REGIN, Karlstad University

 

 

SPECIAL SESSIONS
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

 

PARALLEL SESSIONS – SLOT 2
17:15 - 18:45

 

T1-S04

Room: Aula 7 Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Minimum wages - II

Moderator: Ferran Elias

Minimum Wage Effects across the Wage Distribution
Ferran ELIAS, Universitat de València
Effects of the introduction of the statutory minimum wage
 on income and consumption in Germany
Toralf PUSCH, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI)- Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
Criteria for setting the minimum wage as a factor in meeting the vital needs of workers
Marcin WUJCZYK, Jagiellonian University of Cracow
The development of low-wage work in Sweden - how should they be measure
Johan ALFONSSON, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg
Patrik VULKAN, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg
Tomas BERGLUND, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg

 

T1-S05
Room: Aula 8 Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Precarity and inequalities

Moderator: Joan Miquel Verd

Hidden groups of hybrid workers on labour platforms in Denmark
Jonas KRISTIANSEN, University of Copenhagen
Trine Pernille LARSEN, University of Copenhagen
Anna ILSØE, University of Copenhagen
Turning Post-materialism on its head: Self-expression and autonomy at work in the age of precarity
Petar MARČETA, University of Amsterdam
Comparing workplace regimes in a low-end service sector: the case of McDonald’s in China and the UK
Wei WEI, University of Oxford
Employment services as providers of social capital to young people with precarious employment trajectories
Joan RODRÍGUEZ-SOLER, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Joan Miquel VERD, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

 

T1-S06
Room: Aula 9 Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Labour market policy in the post-pandemic
Moderator: Arianna Tassinari

Income guarantee schemes and inclusion during Covid-19. Reform and policy innovation in the Southern Cone
Emma Rose ÁLVAREZ CRONIN, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Laura PÉREZ ORTIZ, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

The Covid-19 (Miscellaneous) Provision Act 2020 -The Mauritian Case Study
Rajendra Parsad GUNPUTH, University of Mauritius
Doubling down or switching paths? Labour market policy change in Southern Europe after Covid-19
Arianna TASSINARI, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Job retention arrangements in Norway: institutional change in the face of the covid-19 pandemics?
Jørgen SVALUND, FAFO

 

T2-S03
Room: Aula 10 Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Transformations of collective bargaining

Moderator: Thomas Haipeter

The role of collective agreements in the liberalisation of industrial relations
Saskia BOUMANS, AIAS-HSI, University of Amsterdam
Trends and challenges of decentralization in the German system of labor regulation. Tales from two sectors
Thomas HAIPETER, University of Duisburg-Essen
Sophie ROSENBOHM, University of Duisburg-Essen
Local Collective Bargaining and Organised Decentralisation in Sweden
Mia RÖNNMAR, Faculty of Law, Lund University
Andrea IOSSA, Kristianstad University

 

T2-S04
Room: Aula 1 Facultat Dret

New technologies and workers participation

Moderator: Stefano Bini

Embracing digitalization and AI: A taxonomy of tools developed by labor organizations
Isabelle ROBERGE-MALTAIS, HEC Montréal
Unions on Facebook: Developing union democracy on- and offline

Mark Friis HAU, FAOS, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen
Nanna Wesley HANSEN, FAOS, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen
Participation in the digitalisation of work: models and experiences for a shared sustainable process
Stefano BINI, University of Córdoba
Algorithmic mediation or interpersonal communication?
David ÖBORN REGIN, Karlstad University

 

T3-S03
Room: Aula 2 Facultat Dret

Social partners and the green transtition
Moderator: Vincezo Pietrogiovanni

The varying effect of union membership on environmental policy support across countries
Josef RINGQVIST, Karlstad University
The Regulatory Challenges of the Just Transition at Work
Vincenzo PIETROGIOVANNI, Lund University
The relationship between environmental care and labour rights in global value chains: two endangered resources
Marouane LAABBAS EL GUENNOUNI, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)
European Social Dialogue Documents: An Effective Commitment for Ecological Sustainability?
Selen UNCULAR, Pompeu Fabra University

 

T4-S02
Room: Aula 3 Facultat Dret

Employment relations in the pandemic

Moderator: Andrea Bellini

Public sector wage-setting and its implications for collective bargaining coordination
Mompati GALORALE, Public Service Co-Ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC)
It's not just the pandemic that's to blame: the stagnation of social dialogue in Slovenia
Valentina FRANCA, University of Ljubljana

Covid-19 and employee-employer interaction: The global paradigm for job security in employment relations
Joshua OLABIYI, University of The Western Cape - Department of Industrial Psychology
Voices from the City: rhetoric and experiences of public service work at the time of the pandemic
Andrea BELLINI, Sapienza University of Rome

 

T4-S03
Room: Aula 4 Facultat Dret

Trade unions in the public sector
Moderator: Frikkie De Bruin

Trade union power resources in the public and the private sector: The German example
Werner SCHMIDT, Research Institute for Work, Technology and Culture
Andrea MÜLLER, Research Institute for Work, Technology and Culture
The changing Trade union landscape in the public sector employment relations
Frikkie DE BRUIN, Public Service Co-Ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC)

Power resources in public sector employment relations in Denmark and Finland
Laust HØGEDAHL, Aalborg Universitet

 

T5-S03
Room: Aula 11 Facultat Ciències Polítiques i de Sociologia

Workers’ wellbeing in changing workplaces

Moderator: Barbara Bechter

A Collaborative Approach to Promoting Workplace Mental Health
Johanna MACNEIL, RMIT University
Mark BRAY, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Digital voice in the workplace: digital interactions and perceptions of employee well-being
Barbara BECHTER, Durham University
Uberization of private homes? Telework and the distribution of workplace costs between employers and
employees

Dorothea ALEWELL, University of Hamburg
Ricarda REICH, University of Hamburg





SPECIAL SESSIONS

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

 

 

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