GUE/NGL conference on: “Collective Agreements: Regaining the lost ground”
Brussels, Thursday, February 25th, 2016,
Room ASP 1G2, 08:30 – 11:30


08:00-08:30 Welcome of the participants




1st Panel

The Collective Bargaining within the EU Law Framework (primary and secondary legislation)


Moderator: João Pimenta Lopes


Opening Speech

Mr. Thomas HÄNDEL, MEP GUE/NGL, Chair of Employment and Social Affairs Committee, EP


Speakers Panel

Mrs Aristea KOUKIADAKI, University of Manchester

Mrs Esther LYNCH, Confederal Secretary ETUC

Mr Javier ORRIT DOZ, Representative from the EESC, member of the EESC Workers' Group

Mr Heinz BIERBAUM, Representative of TUNE Network

Mr Constantino KOUMBOUNIS, FGTB Metal





2nd Panel

The Experience of Changes in Collective Bargaining in Programme and Post-Programme Countries

Moderator: Neoklis Sylikiotis


Speakers Panel


Mr. Bruno ESTRADA LÒPEZ, Deputy Manager to the General Secretary of CC.OO, Economist, Spain

Prof. Savvas ROMBOLIS, Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Athens, Greece

Mr Christos TOMBAZOS, Central Organising Secretary, Pancyprian Federation of Labour, Cyprus

Mr Carlos CARVAHLO, Former member of the National Council of Portuguese Workers General Confederation, Portugal




11:30-12:30 Light lunch


Interpretation will be provided in:  FR, DE, IT, NL, EN, DA, EL, ES, PT, TR

Please complete and send by the registration form by 17th of February to

[email protected]