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Industrial relations in the EU, the USA, Japan, and other global economies - Working time and industrial relations

Industrial relations in the EU, the USA, Japan, and other global economies - Working time and industrial relations, Geneva, Switzerland, 29 - 30 November 2007

In collaboration with the ILO

Venue: International Labour Organisation Office, Geneva

Programme

Day 1 - Day 2

Day 1: Thursday 29 November

9.00 Welcoming remarks
Raymond Torres, Director, International Institute for Labour Studies, ILO
Stavroula Demetriades, Coordinator for Industrial Relations, European Foundation

9.15 Working time practices in Europe: trends and challenges

Chair: Isabella Biletta, Industrial Relations, European Foundation

  • 4th European Working Conditions Survey results on working time
    Greet Vermeylen
    , Working Conditions, European Foundation [presentation, pdf, 163kb]
  • Company Survey on working time
    David Foden, Industrial Relations, European Foundation [presentation, pdf, 256kb]

Discussion

10.45 Coffee break

11.15 Working time practices in some other global economies: trends and challenges

Chair: Roberto Pedersini, Fondazione Regionale Pietro Seveso

13.15 Lunch

14.20 Working time practices around the world

Chair: Manuela Tomei, Chief of Conditions of Work and Employment Programme, ILO

  • Regulating working time: the international debate
    Deirdre McCann, Research Officer, Conditions of Work and Employment Programme, ILO [presentation, pdf, 71kb]
  • Decent working time
    Jon C. Messenger, Senior research Officer, Conditions of Work and Employment Programme, ILO [presentation, pdf, 103kb]

Discussion

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 Working time: main debates

Chair: Stavroula Demetriades, Coordinator for Industrial Relations, European Foundation

  • Catelene Passchier (ETUC)
  • Manuel de los Mozos Iglesias (Business Europe), EU Sectoral Social Dialogue
  • Sangheon Lee (ILO) [presentation, pdf, 74kb]

Discussion

17.30 End of the first day

20.00 Working dinner

Day 2: Friday 30th November

9.30 Industrial relations trends and developments in Europe, the USA and Japan

Chair: Virve Vimpari, DG Employment, Social affairs and equal opportunities, European Commission

Discussion

11.30 Coffee break

12.00 Industrial relations trends and developments in other global economies

Chair: David Foden, European Foundation, Industrial Relations

Discussion

13.30 Lunch break

14.30 Industrial relations trends and developments in other global economies (continued)

Chair: Isabella Biletta, European Foundation, Industrial Relations

  • China: John Benson, Head, School of Management, University of South Australia [presentation, pdf, 79kb]
  • East Asia: Chang Hee Lee, Senior Specialist on Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue, ILO Beijing Office [presentation, pdf, 272kb]

Discussion

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 Conclusive remarks

Manuela Tomei, Chief of Conditions of Work and Employment Programme, ILO
Isabella Biletta, Research Manager, European Foundation

17.00 End of the workshop

Participants

Participation is by invitation only

Contact details

Camilla Galli da Bino, Information liaison officer

Page last updated: 17 December, 2007