New forms of labour and new structures of enterprises – challenges for labour law

European Labour Law Conference (save the date and register now)
Frankfurt/M. , IG Metall Headquarter, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str- 79, Frankfurt/M.

Friday, 15 February 2019, 14h00 – 18h30
Saturday, 16 February 2019, 09h30 – 13h00

Programme (download PDF-file)

Friday, 15 February 2019, 14h00 to 18h30 (registration starts at 13h30)

Welcome and opening:

  • ELW-Network, ELDH
  • IG Metall: Boris Karthaus, IG Metall headquarters, legal department, Frankfurt/M.
  1. Reconstruction of working time: Christina Inversi, lecturer Manchester University
  2. Health and Security: Aude Cefaliello, PhD Candidate at University of Glasgow

Break: 15 minutes

  1. Collective Rights: Prof. Dr. Reingard Zimmer, European und international Labour law, Berlin School of Economics and Law
  2. Employee status: Professor Francisco Trillo, University of Castilla La Mancha
  3. New structures of enterprises, impact on labour contract and collective rights:
    Dr Jan Cremers, researcher, Tilburg University

Short discussion after each speech.

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 09h30 – 13h00

New forms of labour and structures of enterprises – challenges for trade union and legal strategies

(Entrance opens at 09h00)

09h30 Key note speech

Christiane Benner, IG Metall Co-President

Panel discussion I (trade union strategies)

  • ETUC: Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary, ETUC, Brussels/Dublin
  • France: Emilie Durlach, Legal Department CFDT, Paris
  • Poland: Ewa Podgórska-Rakiel, PhD, Legal Department NSZZ “Solidarnosc”, Gdansk
  • Spain: trade union lawyer

Short discussion

Break: 15 minutes

Panel discussion II (legal strategies)

  • England: John Hendy QC, London
  • Netherlands: Bas van Dis, lawyer, Amsterdam
  • Italy: jurist
  • Belgium: lawyer

Short discussion

13h00 Closing remarks


Registration: or
Fee: 80 € (regular), 60 € (ELW-Network members), others free (students, unemployed)

Organised by: ELW-Network
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