Industrial relations in EU, Japan, and USA

Gio, 24/11/2005
Ven, 25/11/2005


Industrial relations workshop, London, United Kingdom, 24-25 November 2005

Day 1, Day 2

Day 1: Thursday, 24 November 2005

9.30 Welcome and introduction
Willy Buschak, Acting Director, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

Welcoming remarks: Sarah Lambert, Deputy Head, European Commission Representation in the UK

9.45 Overview of industrial relations trends and developments

Chair: Stavroula Demetriades, Industrial Relations Coordinator, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
EU: Mark Carley, EIRO Editor
Japan: Shun’ichi Uemura, Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training
USA: Sean Sweeney, Cornell School of Industrial and Labour Relations

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Discussions and questions on IR trends and developments in other global economies

Chair: Kees Vos, Head of International Social Policy Development, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, Netherlands
Brazil: Professor Hélio Zylberstajn,University of São Paulo
China: Assoc. Prof. John Benson, Chair, MBA Program in International Business at the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo

12.15 How are these developments likely to affect the EU ?
Comments by Roberto Suarez Santos, UNICE/CEOE Madrid, John Evans, TUAC, and Metka Stoka-Debevec, Ministry of Labour, Slovenia

13.00 Lunch

Thematic workshop

14.30 “Minimum wages

Chair: Isabella Biletta, Industrial Relations Unit, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
EU: Lothar Funk, FH Düsseldorf and IW Cologne
USA: Stuart Basefsky, Cornell School of Industrial and Labour Relations
Japan: Schun’ichi Uemura, Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training

16.15 Coffee break

16.45 Comments by Prof.Dr Manfred Weiss, J.W.Goethe University, Frankfurt, Alain Chouraqui, CNRS, Aix-en-Provence, and Jean Lambert, MEP

Discussion

17.45 End of first day

20.00 Working Dinner

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Day 2: Friday, 25 November 2005

Thematic workshop

9.30 “Industrial relations impacts of the relocation of production

Chair: Barbara Gerstenberger, EMCC coordinator, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
EU: Roberto Pedersini, Fondazione Regionale Pietro Seveso
USA: Sean Sweeney, Cornell School of Industrial and Labour Relations
Japan: Schun’ichi Uemura, Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Comments by Jurgen Hoffman, Hamburg University

Discussion

12.30 General conclusions

David Foden, Industrial Relations Unit, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

13.00 Lunch

 

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