Challenges for the Future of Work

GUE/NGL Trade Union conference in cooperation with TUNE

European Parliament

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by Gabi Zimmer, President of the GUE/NGL and Heinz Bierbaum, TUNE

Important files of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL), EP

Mobility of workers:

Coordination of the Social Security, Posting, ELA (European Labour Authorities): Gabi Zimmer, MEP

EU-minimum-workers’ right:

Work-life-balance-directive, Transparent and predictable working conditions-directive: Tania Gonzalez, MEP

Road mobility package

Posting of workers, weekling working times, capotage-in EMPL + TRAN: Merja Kyllönen, MEP

‘Just Transition’ and energy democracy – perspective for trade unions

Sean Sweeny, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED)

Cornelia Ernst, MEP GUE/NGL

After the Panama Papers – How to fight tax haven

Stephanie Blankenburg, economist, United Nations/UNCTAD

Martin Schirdewan, MEP GUE/NGL

Organizing among migrant workers in the German Meat industry

Matthias Brünner, Food Workers Federation, NGG, Germany


The Social Progress Protocol’

Introduction: Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary, ETUC

Legal aspects of ´The Social Progress Protocol`: A. Garcia-Munoz, Univ. Castillia-La Mancha, Ciudad Real

Advantages for the workers: Palle Bisgaard, 3F General Workers Union, Denmark

Support of the EESC (European Economic and Social Committee): Gaby Bischoff, President of the Workers’ Group  

The political process forward – means and aim: Rina Ronja Kari, MEP GUE/NGL

Digitalisation – challenges for workers

Jürgen Klippert, IG Metall, Germany

Paloma Lopez, MEP GUE/NGL


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