Please note that the deadlines for the submission of the abstracts have been postponed as follows:
|Abstract Submission Deadline||28th February, 2018|
|Notification of abstract acceptance||05th March, 2018|
Early bird registration
(if the presenter of an accepted abstract does not register
|09th March, 2018|
We would like to draw your attention on the fact that everyone taking part in the XXII World Congress of the ISLSSL can submit abstracts, either
If you are already a member of one of the research groups, but would also like to send an additional paper to the Congress, please feel free to do it.
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Tiziano Treu, President ISLSSL
The XXII World Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) on “Transformations of Work: challenges for the National Systems of Labour Law and Social Security” will take place on 4-7 September 2018 in Turin, Italy. The World Congress is a call for an international debate on the latest trends and issues in the changing world of work by bringing together academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss current relevant issues. Labour law and social security systems remain exciting, challenging and fast-moving areas of legal scholarship and practice. The XXII ISLSSL World Congress promises to be an important, inspiring and collaborative event. The following main themes will be presented and discussed and they are the result of the seven international research groups created for this event. They are:
Most of the world’s workers are in the informal sector. In many emerging economies, over 75 per cent of the labour force is composed of informal businesses and workers (ILO data). As a consequence, labour law studies should focus more specifically on the informal sector.
Major objectives of this research group should be:
Many factors have given new and dramatic dimensions to people migrations: economic globalisation, divergent conditions of work and life among different areas of the world, political and civil conflicts in many regions which force entire groups to expatriate. The pressure of various forms of migrations is hitting in different degree many national states and communities.
Some progress has been made in the definition of the legal status of migrants, setting forth the general obligations to respect basic human rights. Nevertheless, more intense attention has to be paid also considering the expansion of this trend, to factors as the high rate of unemployment, the risk of exploitation, trafficking and social segregation, the lack of adequate social protection which makes migrant workers more vulnerable than others employees.
Such vulnerability and distortion determines, among other effects, human labour trafficking. This has attracted a renewed interest due to changing trends in migration flows and the globalization of labour.
International trade has been promoted and regulated in recent years through various regional and international agreements.
The analysis of the agreements of various dimensions (bilateral, regional or continental) should be focused on their impact not only on economic growth but also on employment and on working conditions and workers’ rights. In this respect, the group should investigate:
In the last years the role played by Trade Unions and collective bargaining at national and international level has decreased in importance, while, as a consequence of decentralization processes, a central role is played by collective bargaining at enterprise and at plant level.
Enterprise collective bargaining is regarded as a possible way of fostering workplace flexibility/productivity, efficiency and workers’ well-being. Also individual negotiation appears to be a possible tool to regulate working conditions, to increase the individual worker’s productivity and, at the same time, his/her satisfaction about wages and other benefits.
For this group research project will focus on:
With the internationalization of the economy and increasing competitive pressures, collective bargaining is developing in new directions. The growing number of transnational companies has introduced new actors and different strategies for collective action, on both the employees and the employers side: Transnational collective bargaining is a response to this challenge.
The transnational dimension acquired by collective bargaining addresses new questions to be investigated by labour law research:
The social security systems of most countries, developed and developing, are facing new and pressing problems.
Suitable social security models need to address the challenge of widespread precariousness in work as well as the low wages often provided for precarious workers. While often benefits are conferred according to the length and the status of employment relationship, new types of employment based on a low and fragmented income are spreading and are increasing the number of working poor for which the States must provide means of support. A wider scenario of social exclusion is present in less developed countries, but also in some areas of Europe.
The research project of this group should analyse:
The globalization of markets is changing the traditional power relations among countries and among their institutions. To what extent it is altering the role and power of the national states it is an open question. The question is of particular importance with respect to industrial relations because the national states have played in most countries a major role in the foundation and development of collective labour relations and institutions.
This research group will analyse in particular:
All participants to the XXII World Congress are invited to take an active part in the discussion. This call for papers is open to those who would like to take part in the XXII World Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law.
The interested scholars shall submit proposals linked to the main themes or to sub-themes of the above-mentioned research groups.