The Challenges of Labour through the Voice of Labour and Social Activists 8 June 2020 – h 17.00-19.00 CET


Dates and times: 

June 8, 2020 - 17:00


221 Lund


The Challenges of Labour through the Voice of Labour and Social Activists
8 June 2020 – h 17.00-19.00 CET

The pandemic exposed, exacerbated, and furthered labour fragmentation. New found divisions entered the established narrative (essential v non-essential workers), health and safety concerns were brought to the fore, while a multitude of challenges faced workers, as labour market forces seized the chance to consolidate managerial power and further promote ‘liberalisation’ and flexibility. These, however, were not met without reaction. Workers have already quickly sought new ways of organising and raising their collective voice, as a first push-back to the first signs of the major challenges ahead. This session invites trade union organisers and labour and social activists to lead the discussion, sharing their experiences and insights and, perhaps, indicating the way forward.

Chairs: Vincenzo Pietrogiovanni - Andrea Iossa – Fotis Vergis

Daria Bogdanska (Malmö LS - SAC) Labour Activist & Migrant Worker Organiser (Sweden) - Tweets @daria_bogdanska
Dora Chrysikou (Support Art Workers - Greece) Actress (theatre; film; TV) & Activist. Member of the ‘Support Art Workers’ initiative (Greece)
Valentina Orazzini (FIOM-CGIL) Trade Unionist & Labour Organiser for FIOM-CGIL European Department (Italy) - Tweets @allaraba
Dave Smith (Blacklist Support Group) Blacklisted Construction Union Activist & Author. Secretary of the Blacklist Support Group. PhD researcher, Centre for Employment Studies Research (CESR), University of the West of England - Tweets @DaveBlacklist
Arianna Tassinari (European University Institute) Comparative political economist (PhD) specialised in the politics of industrial relations, labour market regulation and social policy. Researcher and Activist. Max Weber Fellow 2019-2020 at the European University Institute (EUI) - Tweets @Ari_Tassinari

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