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Collective Agreements: Regaining the lost ground 25/02/2016

Event date: 25 Feb 16

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Collective Agreements: Regaining the lost ground  25/02/2016


25 Feb 16



GUE/NGL conference on: "Collective Agreements: Regaining the lost ground"
Brussels, Thursday, February 25th, 2016,
Room ASP 1G2, 08:30 - 11:30


08:00-08:30 Welcome of the participants




1st Panel

The Collective Bargaining within the EU Law Framework (primary and secondary legislation)


Moderator: João Pimenta Lopes


Opening Speech

Mr. Thomas HÄNDEL, MEP GUE/NGL, Chair of Employment and Social Affairs Committee, EP


Speakers Panel

- Mrs Aristea KOUKIADAKI, University of Manchester

- Mrs Esther LYNCH, Confederal Secretary ETUC

- Mr Javier ORRIT DOZ, Representative from the EESC, member of the EESC Workers' Group

- Mr Heinz BIERBAUM, Representative of TUNE Network

- Mr Constantino KOUMBOUNIS, FGTB Metal





2nd Panel

The Experience of Changes in Collective Bargaining in Programme and Post-Programme Countries

Moderator: Neoklis Sylikiotis


Speakers Panel


- Mr. Bruno ESTRADA LÒPEZ, Deputy Manager to the General Secretary of CC.OO, Economist, Spain

- Prof. Savvas ROMBOLIS, Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Athens, Greece

- Mr Christos TOMBAZOS, Central Organising Secretary, Pancyprian Federation of Labour, Cyprus

- Mr Carlos CARVAHLO, Former member of the National Council of Portuguese Workers General Confederation, Portugal




11:30-12:30 Light lunch


Interpretation will be provided in:  FR, DE, IT, NL, EN, DA, EL, ES, PT, TR

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