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16 December 2019, ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5; 1210 Brussels, ETUI meeting room 7th floor; 12h30-14h30

Collective Bargaining in a Changing World of Work


Introduction: Esther Lynch, ETUC Deputy General Secretary

Speakers: Sandrine Cazes, Senior Economist, OECD, Andrea Garnero, Economist, OECD and Chloé Touzet, Junior Policy Analyst, OECD

Comments: Inga Ruginienė, President of the Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation, Plamen Dimitrov, President of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Bulgaria, Jörg Tagger, Head of Unit "Social Dialogue" at the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission and Torsten Müller, Senior Researcher ETUI 

Moderator: Philippe Pochet, General Director ETUI

Briefing: Collective bargaining and workers’ voice are often discussed in the past rather than in the future tense, but can they play a role in the context of a rapidly changing world of work? The OECD stand-alone report on collective bargaining launched on 18 November this year provides a comprehensive assessment of the functioning of collective bargaining systems and workers’ voice arrangements across OECD countries. It also offers new insights on their effect on labour market performance today. The publication, which will be presented at the occasion of this Monthly forum, provides a detailed review of existing collective bargaining institutions and workers’ voice arrangements. It analyses the role of these institutions for employment, wages, labour market inclusiveness, as well as non-monetary aspects of job quality.  Furthermore, it discusses how collective bargaining can be mobilised to address emerging challenges in the labour market and identifies the type of government intervention that may be required to do this.

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    Chloé Touzet, OECD Policy Analyst, talking about their latest report on collective bargaining

    Sandrine Cazes, OECD Senior Economist, talks about the latest report on collective bargaining

    Torsten Müller’s comments on OECD report on collective bargaining