Industrial relations in the EU, Japan and USA

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Industrial relations in the EU, Japan and USA

European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) seminar 18-19 October 2004

Raymond-Pierre Bodin Conference Centre, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown, Dublin 18

Please note: participation is by invitation only.

Day 1: Monday 18 October 2004

08.30 Bus service from City Centre, Stephen’s Green, to the Foundation premises in Loughlinstown

Collection point outside National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

09.30 Welcome and introduction

  • Willy Buschak, Acting Director, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

09.50 Overview of industrial relations trends and developments in Europe, Japan, and the USA

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Discussions and questions on industrial relations trends and developments in other global economies:

  • Latin America: Professor Luis Aparicio-Valdez, President IIRA, Peru
  • Asia: Assoc. Prof. John Benson, University of Melbourne, Australia

13.00 Lunch

14.15 Two parallel workshops

Workshop 1 – Migration

  • Moderator: Konstantinos Fotakis, DG Employment
  • Rapporteur: Ludek Rychley, ILO, Geneva
    Introduction: Andrea Broughton, Industrial Relations Services, UK
  • EU: Robbert van het Kaar, Hugo Sinzheimer Institute
  • USA: Sean Sweeney, Cornell School of Industrial and Labour Relations

Workshop 2 – Ageing workforce

  • Moderator: Maria Jepsen, ETUC
    Rapporteur: Peter Tergeist, OECD
    Introduction: Robert Anderson, Foundation expert
  • EU: Dr Philip Taylor, University of Cambridge,UK
  • USA: Stuart Basefsky, Cornell School of Industrial and Labour Relations
  • Japan: Shun’ichi Uemura, The Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training

16.15 Coffee break

16.45 Discussion in plenary

  • Chair: Christian Welz, Foundation expert, Industrial Relations
    Report back from workshops

17.45 End of first day

18.00 Bus service from the Foundation to the city centre, Stephen’s Green

20.00 Working dinner at 'Restaurant Eden', Sycamore Buildings, Meeting House Square, Dublin 2.

Day 2: Tuesday 19 October 2004

08.30 Bus service from city centre, Stephen’s Green, to the Foundation premises in Loughlinstown

09.30 Chair: David Foden Foundation expert, Industrial Relations

Introduction to the second day Questions on industrial relations research of the future

10.00 Globalisation and challenges for industrial relations

  • Panos Konstantopoulos, European Parliament
  • Ludek Rychly, ILO
  • Willy Buschak, Acting Director
  • Jürgen Hoffmann, Hamburg University for Economics and Politics

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Discussion

  • Moderator: Barbara Gerstenberger

13.00 Conclusions

  • David Foden, Research Manager, Industrial Relations

Lunch

14.30 Bus service from the Foundation to Dublin airport

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