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24 May 2018

10th annual TURI conference, 16-18 May 2018, Berlin

The 10th TURI conference will take place from 16-18 May 2018 in Berlin and it will be organised with the kind cooperation of the Hans-Böckler Foundation.

Wednesday, 16 May

16:00   Introduction: 10 years of TURI network. Where did we start and where do we stand now?

Maria Jepsen, ETUI

16:30  Trade unions and industrial relations in Germany and the European perspective

Peter Scherrer, ETUC Deputy General Secretary

Anke Hassel,  Academic Director of the Hans Böckler Foundation’s Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI) Presentation

Thursday, 17 May                                                                                                                                                                         

09:00 – 9:30    Introduction of participants

Chair (morning session): Birgit Krämer, WSI

9:30 – 11:00

Working time or work-life balance – where are we heading?

Labour time option and on alternative time arrangements in Austria, Michael Soder, AK Wien

Working time in collective bargaining, Thorsten Schulten, WSI

The why and how of working time reduction, Stan De Spiegelaere, ETUI

11:30 – 13:00

Collective bargaining, conflicts & strikes

Lockouts and other industrial conflicts in the Danish public sector - a bargaining model in crisis?, Mikkel Mailand, FAOS

Changes in British strike law and their impact on industrial disputes, Lionel Fulton, LRD

14:00 – 16:00

Chair (afternoon session): Maria Jepsen, ETUI

Future of Europe – EMU, social pillar, immigration, etc

An ‘open‘ constitution for the European Union – A proposal for reform, Daniel Seikel, WSI

Common minimum standards for unemployment insurance systems in EU Member States, Sarah Bruckner, AK Wien

Social Inclusion in Poland: Catching Up at an Uneven Speed, Dominik Owczarek, ISP

CAWIE III: Research on the economics and politics of wage setting in Europe after austerity, Sem Vandekerckhove, HIVA

16:30 – 18:00

Inspection and enforcement of workers' rights

Labour mobility and the enforcement of workers' rights - state inspection under inspection, Birgit Krämer, WSI

Enforcement of labour rights for immigrant workers, Anne Mette Ødegård, Fafo

Labour Inspectorates and enforcement in times of economic crisis: what we know and what we do not know about Central and Eastern Europe, Ieva Bloma, EUI and Grigor Gradev Scholarship holder ate the ETUI

Friday, 18 May                                                                                                                                                  

09:30 – 11:00

Chair: Maria Jepsen, ETUI

Job creation vs job quality – a real trade-off?

Where Do We Stand With “More And Better” Jobs In Europe?, Agnieszka Piasna, ETUI

The renewed rise of temporary employment in the post-crisis years in Spain, Jesús Cruces, Fundación 1º de Mayo

Wages in Bulgaria, Lyuben Tomev, ISTUR

11:30 – 12h30

Chair: Philippe Pochet, ETUI

New projects and preparation of the TURI session during the ETUC/ETUI conference 27-29 June 2018

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