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Plenary A: Global transitions and world(s) of work

Wednesday 27 June 2018 - 11:00-13:00 room: Belgium - interpretation: EN/FR/GR/IT

Various global transitions - climate change, digitalisation, globalisation (Europeanisation) and shifting demographics - are changing the content, conditions and relationships underpinning working life, putting pressure on trade union organisations to shape the new realities.

Questions that will be considered and debated over the three days include: Will all these changes create one, or multiple, new worlds of work? How can trade unions engage with these developments and what strategies are there to cope with them? What should a new industrial policy look like in the sectors severely affected such as the energy sector, the transport and construction sectors? What skills will be needed and how can trade unions participate to ensure that workers are offered the required training and education?

The opening panel will set the scene for the three-day conference. The keynote speakers will share their analyses of how work is being transformed and, in particular, how their respective institutions are engaging with the issues at stake and what actions are being taken to address them.

Welcome speech by: Luca Visentini, General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation 

Chair: Philippe Pochet, General Director, European Trade Union Institute

  • Effie Achtsioglou, Minister of Labour, Social Security & Social Solidarity of Greece
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Rudy De Leeuw, President, European Trade Union Confederation
  • Pierre Habbard, General Secretary, Trade Union Advisory Committee
  • Guy Ryder, Director General, International Labour Organization

Photos from plenary A

  • Philippe Pochet

  • Visual harvesting

  • Effie Achtsioglou, Minister of Labour, Social Security & Social Solidarity of Greece

  • Audience