Workshop on
The Challenges for Industrial Relations, Trade Unions, and Migrants

Middle East Technical University

Northern Cyprus Campus

1-2 May 2008


1 May, Thursday

08:45-09:00 Opening & welcome
09:00-10:45 Session 1
Convenor Fikret Senses (METU)
The Representation of Human Rights in the EU: Between Universalism and Particularism Kursad Ertugrul (METU NCC)
Greek Trade Unionism: Is it Europeanized? Dimitris Tsarouhas (METU)
Collective Bargaining and the Power of Markets: Some Conclusions from Case Studies in France and Germany Jens Thoemmes (CERTOP-CNRS, University of Toulouse)
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:45 Session 2
The Productivity and Public Sector Privatisation in Europe Yılmaz Kılıçaslan (Anadolu University) and Ali Cevat Tasiran (WLRI)
The Servants of the Middle Class: A Sociological Study on the Working Poor in Turkey Nadir Sugur (Anadolu University) and Serap Sugur (Anadolu University)
The Experience of the London Living Wage and its Effect on Notions of Democracy and Citizenship among Marginalised Workers Howard Potter (WLRI)
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:45 Session 3
Convenor Steve Jefferys (WLRI)
Possibilities and Restrictions on the Right of Work: Women in Turkey Gülay Toksöz (Ankara University)
The Erosion of the Welfare State in Britain, the Feminisation of Poverty and the Role of Trade Unions Marry Davis (WLRI)
Employment and Skills in Turkish Manufacturing Sector Erdogan Bakir (University of Utah)
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-18:15 Session 4
Local Capital-Labour Relations in Turkey in the Aftermath of the 2001 Financial Crisis Galip Yalman (METU) and Pınar Bedirhanoğlu (METU)
On the Spatiality of the Post-1980 Hegemonic (Dis)order in Turkey Tarik Sengül (METU)
(Un)democracy outside Europe: Disaffection with Trade Unions in China Theo Nichols (Cardiff University)
A Critical View of Flexcurity John Grahl (Middlesex University

2 May, Friday

09:00-10:45 Session 5
Convenor Ali Cevat Tasiran (WLRI)
Intellectual Exhaustion and Mental Labour: Some Observations on the Restructuring of Higher Education in the UK Julian Saurin (METU NCC and Sussex University)
Workplace Learning and Democratic Citizenship: The Changing Relationship between Union Learning and Union Organisation in the UK Sian Moore (WLRI)
The Politics of Public Service and the Restructuring of State Labour Process: The Case of Education and Health Services in Turkey Gamze Yücesan Özdemir (Gazi University)
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:45 Session 6
Distributional Effects of the Structure of Production and Foreign Trade in Turkey Ebru Voyvoda (METU)
Economic and Political Pressures behind MNC FDI in the Labour Markets of Central and Eastern Europe Steve Jefferys (WLRI)
The Democratization Debate in Turkey and the Labor Movement Hakan Arslan (METU)
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Session 7
Convenor Galip Yalman (METU)
The Changing Nature of Military Industrial Complex and the Implications for Labour and the Economy in Europe J Paul Dunne (Bristol Business School)
Reflections on the Credit Crunch John Grahl (Middlesex University)
Discussion & Assessment

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