Sunday, 12 July 2009

Trade Union Rights and Collective Bargaining in Europe

No2EU - Yes To Democracy emails:

TUC conference on recent ECJ judgments on Viking and Laval cases

Friday 17 July 2009, 9:30am-3:30pm, Congress House London

The past year has seen trade union rights being challenged by a series of judgments by the European Court of Justice. These cases are
likely to have a serious impact on collective bargaining and the right to strike and on the ability of governments to use national legislation and procurement arrangements to promote improved social policy and worker protection.

It is expected that the programme will include:

- Addresses by Brendan Barber (TUC) and John Monks (ETUC),

- a panel discussion on the ECJ cases with Professor Keith Ewing and Catelene Passchier (ETUC) amongst others,

- interventions by European trade unionists on the impact of the cases on their industrial relation systems

- a discussion on the protection of fundamental rights at European and international level

The event will also include workshops on the rights to strike; public procurement and social clauses; and the impact of the ECJ cases on collective bargaining.
A detailed programme will be circulated shortly, for further information please contact Julie Lawrence To register please fill in the form available from her and return as indicated on the form. Please indicate which workshop you would like to attend.

Please circulate details of this event to your colleagues, networks and newsletters and confirm your attendance.

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