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The transnational dimension of labour relations: a new order in the making?


Modena, Auditorium Marco Biagi Foundation - 18-19 March 2013




Monday 18 MARCH 2013

8.30 - 9.15    Mass in suffrage of prof. Marco Biagi, at the Church of St. Barnabas, Via Carteria 108 - Modena ( link to map )

9,00 - 10,00   Registration of participants

10,00 - 10,30   Welcoming remarks

10,30 - 13,00   OPENING SESSION - New Challenges for the Italian Labour Market in the Transnational Scenario
Chair: F. BASENGHI, Academic Advisory Board, Marco Biagi Foundation

10,30 - 11,00   Human Capital -  I. TINAGLI, Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain
11,00 - 11,30   Bargaining Welfare and Social Rights - M. C. GUERRA, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
11,30 - 12,00   Work-Life Balance and Equal Opportunities - T. ADDABBO, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
12,00 - 12,30   Active Ageing and Pension Provisions - G. CAZZOLA, Italy

12,30 - 13,00   Concluding Remarks - P. BIANCHI, University of Ferrara / Emilia-Romagna Region

14,30 - 16,30   FIRST PLENARY SESSION - Transnational Collective Bargaining (English and Italian – simultaneous interpreting)
Chair: T. TREU, Catholic University of Milan

14,30 - 15,30   Selected Papers
Conceptualizing Global Labour Governance: the Case of International Framework Agreements - C. NIFOROU, BCA College, Athens, Greece
European Sector-Level Bargaining: Prospects and Drawbacks - B. BECHTER, York Management School, University of York , UK; B. BRANDL, York Management School, University of York, UK; G. MEARDI, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK
The (Re) Construction of Sectoral Employment Regulation: the Significance of International Framework Agreements in the Spanish Construction Sector - K. A. DUBIN, F. GOMEZ-ABELLEIRA, Carlos III Univrsity of Madrid, Spain
Operating Without an Optional Legal Framework: Can Transnational Collective Agreements produce an added value? - E. ALES, University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale, Italy

15,30 - 15,45   Discussant
J. ROJOT, Universiy of Paris II - Panthéon Assas, France

15,45 - 16,30   Debate

16,45 - 18,30   PARALLEL SESSIONS (English)

I.   Regional Integration of Labour Standards and Policies: the EU and Beyond
Chair: S. WALLACH, Tel Aviv Labour Court, Israel

Selected Papers
A Transnational Order Off Balance? - K. J. VOS, Ministry of Welfare, The Netherlands
The Announced Decay of European Labour Law - T. LAHALLE, University of Paris East, France
Prospects and Challenges for Labour Law and Labour Market Integration in the Eurasian Region - N. LYUTOV, Moscow State Law Academy, Russia
Transnational Labour Relations: a Dream or Possibility in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) - P. SMIT, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Towards the End of the Model of Labor Relations or a Change in the Economic Cycle? - F. BARBA, University of Huelva, Spain


II. Transnational Forms of Interest Representation
Chair: W. BROMWICH, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Selected Papers
European Works Councils and the Building of Transnational Industrial Relations: a Case Study from the Banking Sector in Italy - M. CAVALLINI, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy; T. ROYLE, JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway
The Effects of Global Unions to Organizing Efforts of Trade Unions in Turkey: the Case of IKEA - D. KAGNICIOGLU, Anadolu University, Turkey
Transnational Employee Representation on Company Boards? - I. M. HAGEN, J. MULDER, University of Oslo, Norway
Trade union representation and employee rights in the transfer of undertakings - M. MONSALVE, University of Gran Colombia, Colombia
International Labour Relations: a Latin America Perspective - G. CEDROLA, University of the Republic, Uruguay



9,30 - 11,15   SECOND PLENARY SESSION - Transnational Governance of Labour Relations
Chair: M. WEISS, JW Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

9,30 - 10,30   Selected Papers
Who Defines What Human Rights at Work Mean? - J. BELLACE, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA
Institutions of Supra-National Players: MNCs, Country of Domicile Institutions, and Work and Employment Relations: Diversity and Change - G. WOOD, University of Sheffield Management School, UK; C. BREWSTER, University of Sheffield, UK
International Administrative Law: a Truly Transnational Labour Law? - Y. KRYVOI, University of West London, UK
Effective and Independent Monitoring of Transnational Labour Standards: a Feasible Introduction of "Transnational Labour Inspection?" - A. GARCIA-MUNOZ ALHAMBRA, University Castilla-La Mancha, Spain; B. TER HAAR, AIAS, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; A. KUN, Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary

10,30 - 10,45   Discussant
S. BISOM-RAPP, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, USA ( paper )

10,45 - 11,15   Debate

11,30 - 13,30   THIRD PLENARY SESSION - Transnational Mobility and Labour Relations
Chair: C. KOLLONAY-LEHOCZKY, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

11,30 - 12,30   Selected Papers
Enhancing the Protection of Transnational Migrant Workers: a Critical Evaluation of Regulatory Techniques - M. OLIVIER, Northwest University, Potchefstroom, South Africa - University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; O. DUPPER, Fair Labor Association, Washington, D.C., USA - University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; A. GOVINDJEE, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Foundations of Mobile Workers' Protection: New Problems versus Old Issues - P. ARELLANO, Austral University of Chile, S. GAMONAL, Adolfo Inañez University, Chile
A Comparative Perspective on the Application of Domestic Labour Legislation in International Employment Disputes - K. CALITZ, C. GARBERS, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Migration and Labour Mobility in the Americas: on the Need to Prevent Social Dumping and Promote Decent Work in the Region - A. G. RUIZ MORENO, Guadalajara University, Mexico

12,30 - 12,45   Discussant
A. NEAL, University of Warwick, UK

12,45 - 13,15   Debate


Chair: R. BLANPAIN, Universities of Leuven and Tilburg, Belgium/The Netherlands
Discussants: T. ADDABBO, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy; S. BISOM-RAPP, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, USA; T. M. FABBRI, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy; I. SENATORI, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Selected Papers
The Decentralization of Collective Bargaining in the Wake of the Crisis: What Consequences for "Social Europe"? - A. WIESBROCK, University of Oslo, Norway
Global Economy and Human Capital Development: a Study of Selected Multinational Manufacturing Companies in Lagos State, Nigeria - K. I. GENTY, Lagos State University, Nigeria
Legal Perspectives on Labour Flexibility and Atypical Employment under the Nigerian Labour Law and the Labour Relations Act of South Africa - K. IBOKUN OLORUNISOLA, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Labour Law and the Global Market Economy: National vs. Supranational, Regulation vs. Deregulation - G. CENTAMORE, University of Bologna, Italy
Globalization and Unions: Overcoming the Traditional Framework of Industrial Relations - A. GARCIA TORRES, University of Oviedo, Spain
The Sustainability of Prescribed Minimum Wages in South Africa: Arguments from a Legal and Economic Perspective - E. M. HUYSAMEN, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Art. 28 CFR and Union Rights: New Rights or New Restrictions? What Art. 28 CFR really Means for National Collective Autonomy - D. KROEMER, University of Vienna, Austria
Rights of Women Workers in Global Manufacturing Enterprises: the Case of the Bangladesh Garment Industry - I. HOSSAIN, State University of Milan, Italy
Legal Possibilities of Guaranteeing Vocational Training and/or Work Experience in the Course of Transnational Traineeships - A. ROSIN, University of Tartu, Estonia
Workplace Democracy Revisited. A Legal Analysis of Employee Participation in Japan - S.HUNGLER, ELTE University, Hungary

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