Zoom, 22h-24h CET

Videoconference co-organised by PRÁXIS – Reflexão e Debate sobre Trabalho e Sindicalism, with the support of the ETUI

In 2022, inflation caused nominal wages to grow more strongly in Europe than in 2021, but this was not enough to prevent the historic fall in real wages. The engine of current inflation is not the cost of labour, but the growth of profits. It is greed that fuels inflation. That is why some call it "greedflation". Supported by the EU, European states have taken measures to address the loss of purchasing power of their populations. In general, only one-off measures. Occasional subsidies were granted, but no increase in the purchasing power of wages was promoted, nor was collective bargaining valued in order to recover purchasing power. The workers and their unions resisted, they put up a fight. There were more strikes and in some cases important increases were achieved. In this context, we invite you to an informed debate:

• How has collective bargaining evolved in Europe and in Portugal?

• How can we strengthen collective bargaining and the bargaining power of trade unions?

• What labour and social policies cannot be postponed?

Background document: HERE

With the participation of

• Torsten Müller (ETUI senior researcher, European Trade Union Institute, specialist in collective bargaining and wages)

• Maria da Paz C. Lima (ISCTE/IUL senior researcher at DINAMIA, specialist in collective bargaining)

• Fernando Fidalgo (trade unionist; former official of the transport union STRUP, responsible for collective bargaining; board member at PRAXIS)

• Rui Miranda (General Secretary of SINDEL; Vice President of UGT)

• Rogério Nogueira (Coordinator of the Workscouncil at Volkswagen-Autoeuropa)

Presentation and moderation Reinhard Naumann (PRAXIS)

Interpretation in and from English and Portuguese will be available.

Please register before 2 July.