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Plenary B: When the rich and powerful pretend they do not need us

Wednesday 27 June 2018 - 16:30-18:00 room: Belgium - interpretation: EN/FR/IT/GR

The rich and powerful have to an alarming extent, succeeded in separating their world from the world of workers, even when they need and depend on those workers. Yet they have to a large extent succeeded in making the fate of those workers autonomous from their own. Among the familiar mechanisms powerful firms have developed to succeed in this separation are the sub-contracting and the offshoring of work. But there are other even more dangerous mechanisms, and these are more difficult to recognize because they are marked by intermediation –or the rise of intermediary actors. It is these that Saskia Sassen wants to examine in her talk, and what it would take to fight against them.

Expulsions is out in 18 languages, including Dutch (Acco) and French (Gallimard).

Chair: Luca Visentini, General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation

Keynote speaker: Saskia Sassen, Author of Expulsions and Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University - PPP

  • Panel with national trade union leaders
  • Carmelo Barbagallo, General Secretary, Unione Italiana del Lavoro
  • Yannis Panagopoulos, President, Greek General Confederation of Labour
  • Inga Ruginienė, Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation, President
  • Robert Vertenueil, ABVV/FGTB, President
  • Q&A session