Online conference
Zoom, 13h30-18h (CET)

The ETUI and the Institute for Labour Law of the KU Leuven are glad to invite you to our conference on the issue of collective bargaining and algorithmic management, taking place on 24 March 2022 from 13.30 CET (Brussels local time).  

The conference will facilitate an exchange of views and possible strategies between European trade unions concerning algorithmic management and collective bargaining. What protections does different national legislation offer against the risks posed by algorithmic management? How can collective agreements or information and consultation rights provide protection against it? What role can trade unions play in its regulation and how can workers be involved in the fight against these practices? 

The conference will be an opportunity for national trade unions to present their actions and strategies on the topic at the national level. 


13.30 Welcome and introduction: “Why does collective bargaining matter when it comes to new technologies?”, Philippe Pochet, ETUI

Explanation and objectives of the research, Valerio De Stefano, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto

What is the situation in the selected countries and what have the unions been able to negotiate?

13.45 – 15.00 Session 1

Chair: Valerio De Stefano, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto

Linda Larsson, LO-S – Sweden

Mary Towers, TUC – UK Download here the presentation

Barbara Surdykowska, NSZZ Solidarność – Poland

Q&A with audience

Coffee break

15.15 – 16.30 Session 2

Chair: Virginia Doellgast, Cornell University, Ithaca

Birte Dedden, Uni-Europa Download here the presentation

Cinzia Maiolini, CGIL – Italy

Franca Salis-Madinier, CFDT – France Download here the presentation

Q&A with audience

16.30-17.45 Session 3

Chair: Simon Taes, Institute of Labour Law of the KU Leuven

Ruben Ranz, UGT- Spain Download here the presentation

Johanna Wenckebach, The Hugo Sinzheimer Institute for Labour and Social Security Law - Germany

Eric Peres, FO – FRANCE

Q&A with audience


Concluding remarks, Aida Ponce, ETUI

Final greetings, Valerio De Stefano, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto

FR/EN/ES/IT interpretation will be available. #CB and #AI