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Panel 22: Dealing with Change: New Roles and Capabilities for Trade Unions

Wednesday 29 June, 11:00-12:30

The role of trade unions is changing, demanding new approaches. This workshop explores that challenge in terms of the implications of these new roles for union resources, capabilities and power. It draws on examples of transnational multi-level bargaining campaigns (Gregor Murray), of the use of social media in international unions campaigns (Vincent Pasquier), of articulating between EWCs and local levels on the issue of inequality (Valeria Pulignano), and of the impact of the integration of digital media on trade unions’ capabilities and power resources (Christian Lévesque, Marc-Antonin Hennebert, Catherine Le Capitaine and Vincent Pasquier).


  • Gregor Murray, Université de Montréal & CRIMT
  • Vincent Pasquier, Grenoble École de Management
  • Valeria Pulignano, KUL - PRESENTATION
  • Christian Lévesque, HEC Montréal

Discussant: Lionel Fulton, LRD

Moderator: Marc-Antonin Hennebert, HEC Montréal

Read the short summary of this panel debate.

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