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GUE/NGL Trade Union Conference in cooperation with Trade Union Network Europe (TUNE)

October 20, 2016 @ 10:30 - October 21, 2016 @ 12:30

Event date: 20 Oct 16 – 21 Oct 16

Workers on the move 20 & 21 October 2016, European Parliament, ASP 1 G 2


Thursday 20 October 2016

10.30 – 10.45              Opening of the conference

Ms. Gabi Zimmer (GUE/NGL) and Mr. Horst Schmitthenner (TUNE)

10.45 – 11.45              Employers’ interests and strategies in Europe
Mr. Kenneth Haar, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)


11.45 – 15.30              Labour mobility and workers´ rights in Europe

11.45 – 13.00              Review of the Posting of Workers Directive: Fair working conditions or Social Dumping?

Ms. Liina Carr, Confederal Secretary, ETUC

Ms. Rina Ronja Kari, MEP, GUE/NGL

Ms. Maria-Eleni Zalaora, Greece

14.30 – 15.00             The Pillar of Social Rights:  Fig leaf or social progress?

Ms. Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary, ETUC

Mr. Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR

Ms. Gabi Zimmer, President of GUE/NGL


15.30 – 18.00              TTIP/CETA – Workers rights and democratic challenges  

15.30 – 16.00               Panel A: TTIP and CETA

                                  Canada: experiences with NAFTA and CETA

Ms. Sujata Dey, trade campaigner for the Council of Canadians

                                  TTIP/CETA – state of play of the negotiations

Mr. Helmut Scholz,  MEP, GUE/NGL

16.30 – 17.15               Panel B: TTIP campaign experiences

Germany:        Ms. Nora Rohde, DGB

Spain:             Ms. Cristina Faciaben, CCOO

Italy:               Mr. Leopoldo Tartaglia,  Foundation di Vittorio, CGIL


Friday 21 October 2016

09.00 – 10.00             Ongoing workers’ conflicts

                                  Reports on European Coca Cola workers’ struggles

Mr. Juan Carlos Asenjo, Spain

Mr. Jürgen Hinzer, Germany

                                  Report on Eastern European workers´ struggles

Ms. Monika Karbowska

10.00 – 12.30              Challenges for the Trade Unions in Europe today

Mr. Luca Visentini, General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

Ms. Gabi Bischoff, President of the Workers Group, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Mr. Thomas Händel, Chairman of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) European Parliament





October 20, 2016 @ 10:30
October 21, 2016 @ 12:30




European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60,, Brussels, BE 1047 Βέλγιο
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