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6 juin 2019

11th annual TURI conference, 20 May 2019, Vienna

Organised by the ETUI in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour

Agenda and presentations:

9:00 – 9:30       Welcome of participants

Christoph Klein, Director Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour and Philippe Pochet, ETUI General Director


9:30 – 11:00       Precarities in the labour market and the role of trade unions

Chair: Philippe Pochet, ETUI General Director



Trade union strategies vis-a-vis precarious work, Marta Kahancová, CELSI

Working conditions and strategies of social partners to platform work, Maria Sedlakova, CELSI

The Austrian job centre and its interactions with enterprises in the low-wage sector, Simon Theurl, AK Wien

From competition to solidarity: unionize low wage immigrant workers, Luigi Lama, Cisl National Study Center


11:15 – 12:45       Collective bargaining in Europe: recent trends

Chair and introduction: Torsten Müller, ETUI Senior researcher



Collective bargaining in Austria: from gradual change into an unknown future, Vera Glassner, AK Wien

Multi-employer bargaining under pressure: decentralisation trends in Europe, Salvo Leonardi, Fondazione Giuseppe Di Vittorio

Towards a European living wage? On the upgrading of minimum wages in Europe, Torsten Müller, ETUI and Thorsten Schulten, WSI

Recent collective bargaining developments in France, Udo Rehfeldt, IRES


13.45 - 14.15         Ongoing and future projects

Chair : Philippe Pochet, ETUI General Director


14:15 – 15:45 Neo-nationalism in the EU and the role of the trade unions

Chair: Romana Brait, AK Wien



The positions of the DGB unions towards the right-wing AfD party in Germany, Heiner Dribbusch, WSI

A survey and analysis of the socio-economic programmatic vision of the neo-nationalist parties in EU

countries, Joachim Becker, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business


16:30 – 18:00 Trade unions and industrial relations in Austria and the European perspective

Welcome and chair: Philippe Pochet, ETUI General Director

The state of the unions in Austria, Vera Glassner, AK Wien

Current challenges for the Austrian trade unions and European perspectives, Bernhard Achitz, General Secretary of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) and Peter Scherrer, Deputy General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)




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