Workshop on

TURKEY AND THE EU:

Work, Employment and Trade Unions



Middle East Technical University
Economic Research Center
31 May - 1 June 2007


31 May, Thursday


08:45-09:00 .:. Opening & welcome


Session 1 .:. 09:00-10:30

Trade Unions, Capital and the EU
Theo Nichols (Cardiff University)

Rising Current Account Deficit: A Delayed Impact of the Customs Union?
Korkut Boratav (Ankara University)

Turkey's Neoliberal Transformation
Cem Somel (METU)


10:30-11:00 Coffee break


Session 2 .:. 11:00-12:30

Macroeconomics Policies in the EU and the Pursuit of Full Employment
Malcolm Sawyer (University of Leeds)

Bulgarian Accession to EU: What Lessons to Trade Unions
Vassil Kirov (Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

Wage Bargaining Coordination and Institutional Change in Sweden
Dimitris Tsarouhas (METU)


12:30-14:00 Lunch


Session 3 .:. 14:00-15:30

Trade Unions and New Migrants - Organising Challenges in an Enlarged EU
Sonia McKay (WLRI)

Subjective and Objective Perceptions of Poverty among the Urban Poor in Turkey
Nadir Sugur (Anadolu University)

Homelessness in the EU
Joan Smith (Cities Institute)


15:30-16:00 Coffee break


Session 4 .:. 16:00-18:00

Restructuring of the International Arms Industry and the Implications for Employment in an Enlarged EU
J Paul Dunne (Bristol Business School)

Economic Growth and Employment Generation in Developing Countries: Problems and Paradoxes
Ebru Voyvoda (METU)

Employment and Skills in the Turkish Manufacturing: A Study on the Role of Technological Change and Trade
Erdogan Bakir (Göteborg University) and Ali Tasiran (WLRI)

Labor Market Institutions and Industrial Performance
Erol Taymaz (METU)


20:00-23:00 Workshop Dinner



1 June, Friday

Session 5 .:. 09:00-10:30

Democratization Process in Turkey and the Conditions of the Working Class
Galip Yalman (METU) and Ali Murat Özdemir (Hacettepe University)

Employee Voice, Individualism and Collectivism and Representation in a Changing Europe
Steve Jefferys (WLRI)

Is a Spectre Haunting the Web? Notes on Communication Technologies and Unions in Turkey
Gamze Yücesan Özdemir (Gazi University)


10:30-11:00 Coffee break


Session 6 .:. 11:00-12:30

The Eurozone and Financial Integration: The Industrial Relations Issues
John Grahl (Middlesex University)

Globalization and Wage Competition: Does It Create Jobs in the Eastern Europe or Is It a Race to the Bottom?
Özlem Onaran (Vienna University of Economics)

Trade Union Movement in Turkey
Metin Özugurlu (Ankara University)


12:30-14:00 Lunch


Organized by

Economic Research Center


Working Lives Research Institute