Transnational solidarity in times of global restructuring:

Thursday, 6 November 2008 (All day) - Friday, 7 November 2008 (All day)

VENUE: University of Nottingham
DATE: 6 - 7 November 2008

Thursday, 6 November 2008

10.30 Coffee and Introduction to workshop by Andreas Bieler

11.00 - 13.00 Panel 1

Detours of Solidarity
Jonas Sjölander

Cross-border Competition and Trade Union Responses in the Enlarged EU: Evidence from the Automotive sector.
Magdalena Bernaciak

Identity Work: Building Labour Transnationalism at General Motors Europe.
Ian Greer and Marco Hauptmeier

13.00 to 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 16.00 Panel 2

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Speaker(s)

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VENUE: University of Nottingham
DATE: 6 - 7 November 2008

Thursday, 6 November 2008

10.30 Coffee and Introduction to workshop by Andreas Bieler

11.00 - 13.00 Panel 1

Detours of Solidarity
Jonas Sjölander

Cross-border Competition and Trade Union Responses in the Enlarged EU: Evidence from the Automotive sector.
Magdalena Bernaciak

Identity Work: Building Labour Transnationalism at General Motors Europe.
Ian Greer and Marco Hauptmeier

13.00 to 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 16.00 Panel 2

Victory through solidarity? A study of the strike among women workers at Fresenius Medical Care’s factory in the Antalya Free Zone in Turkey.
Fougner, Tore and Ayca Kurtoğlu

Possibilities and constraints: organizing labor in the Export Processing Zones.
Samanthi Gunawardana

Up scaling the impact of codes of conduct in the garment and athletic footwear industry: local, regional and sector-wide strategies for addressing substandard working conditions.
Jeroen Merk

Ilda Lindell tbc

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 - 18.00 Key note address by Richard Hyman

19.00 Evening dinner

Friday, 7 November 2008

9.00 - 11.00. Panel 3

Class identification at a distance: Transnational circuits of solidarity and the power of indifference.
Jeremy Anderson

Globalisation, regionalisation and transnational unionism: the case of Sweden and the Baltic states today.
Erik Bengtsson

Mac Urata tbc

Transnational solidarity through the internet
Bruce Robinson

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 - 12.15
Round Table on trade unions and trasnational solidarity in practice: obstacles and possibilities (Clas Linder, Svend Robinson and Ingemar Lindberg).

12.15 - 13.15 Lunch

13.15 - 15.15 Panel 4

How new social alliances changed politics in Norway.
Asbjørn Wahl

Learning through Transnational Dialogue: Developing a New Identity for European Labour
Andy Mathers

Labour, new social movements and the resistance to neo-liberal restructuring in Europe.
Andreas Bieler

15.15 - to 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 - to 17.15 Panel 5

Challenging privatisation and access to health care services:The role of trade unions.
Jane Lethbridge

Theorising Successful Transnational Solidarity: The case of Sintreamcali, Colombia.
Mario Novelli

Waging a Global Water War: Transnational Solidarity between Labor, Social Movements, and Communities.
Orsan Senalp

17.15
Concluding remarks and summary by Ingemar Lindberg and Andreas Bieler.

17.30 End of workshop

Location

Nottingham, UK