The official languages of the conference will be Polish but we will provide translations if needed (inform us about it in advance).
5th All-Poland Workers' Conference
17th - 18th of June, 2006, Łódź, Poland
"Flexible forms of employment - a threat to the working world.
How to fight against deregulations on the labour market?"
17th of June, 2006, Saturday
PLACE: Polesie Cinema, Wileńska 37 street
10.15 - 10.30 The opening of the Conference. Welcome and introduction of the participants by Jarosław Urbański- the initiator of All-Poland Workers' Confernces, (All-Polish Workers' Initiative Trade Union)
10.30 - 11.00 Flexible forms of employment- subject description.
Jakub Grzegorczyk- CK-LA, flexibility of the labour market working group
An introduction to the subject: a definition, different forms of flexible employment and range of its usage, employers' and liberals' explanations for its expansion; an attempt to explain the phenomenon from the perespective of workers movement.
11.00 - 12.00 Flexibility or discrimination? Noxiousness of flexible employment to workers, their families and to situation in workplaces. A theory of segmentation of the labour market as a proof for permanent noxiousness of atipical work.
Andrzej Smosarski, CK-LA, flexibility of the labour market working group
Presentation of impacts of deregulations on the labour market on the individual's life; how it refers to the principles of human equality and of equal chances for dignified and stable existence; an attempt to assess impacts of flexible employment on full-time employees and trade unions
12.00 - 12.30 Discussion
12.30 - 12.45 Break
12.45 - 13.45 Legal aspects of atypical work. An overview of flexible employment procedures considering their differences from full-time work; the employee and employer proposals how to change the law
Rafał Zieleniewski, CK-LA, flexibility of the labour market working group
Presentation of present legal regulations that make possible the expansion of the flexible forms of employment; recognition of legal regulations that discriminate temporary workers; the overview of social partners' ideas how to change the law in that field
13.45 - 14.45 Discussion
14.45 - 15.30 Flexible market inside a company. Collective agreements - actual trends. Conclusions for the working movement.
Jarosław Urbański, Marcel Szary (All-Polish Workers' Initiative Trade Union)
Recognition of threats of the flexible labour market on the example of a singular company. Threats of intensified pressure put on decentralization and on a change in collective agreements; presentation of the situation inside the working places; an attempt to find a solution how to change the present direction of changes
15.30 - 16.00 Discussion
16.00 - 16.30 Collective agreements as an offer for temporary workers - German experiences.
A representative of German or Austrian trade union movement
Presentation of achievements of German or Austrian workers in the field of creating inside working place regulations on protection of temporary workers; the legal situation and practical activity of trade unions
16.30 - 18.00 Break
PLACE: Cytryna Cinema, Zachodnia 81/83 street, 91-055 Łódź
18.00 - 18.45 Support or discrimination? Influence of the flexible labour market on the situation of young people- on the example of Poland and France.
Jakub Grzegorczyk- CK-LA flexibility of the labour market working group
Katarzyna Rakowska- CK-LA, educational group
Presentation of employment programs for those who start work, which in fact are particular forms of deregulation of the labour market; analysis of the real impacts of projects called "first work"
18.45 - 19.15 Discussion
19.15 - 20.00 Film
18th of June, 2006, Sunday
PLACE: Polesie Cinema, Wileńska 37 street, 94-029 Łódź
11.00 - 11.45 Flexibility of the labour market- a challenge for trade unions. How to support temporary workers in fight against discrimination from the state and employers?
Bogusław Ziętek- The Free Trade Union Sierpień'80
Jarosław Urbański- All-Polish Trade Union Workers' Initiative
Presentation of strategies for trade unions how to improve the situation of temporary workers inside working place; an attempt to find the best platform for representation of flexible workers and how to help them in getting a long-term contract
11.45 - 12.00 Discussion
12.00 - 12.30 Civil society in defense of temporary workers. Tasks for social and political organizations in a fight against discrimination on the base of temporary work.
Andrzej Smosarski, CK-LA, flexibility of the labour market working group,
Presentation of plans for long-term political campaign in defend of the temporary workers.
12.30 - 12.45 Discussion
12.45 - 13.15 Flexibility of the labour market- our opinions, ideas, postulates.
Katarzyna Rakowska- CK-LA, educational group
Summary of the conference: revision of main aspects, discussions and conclusions; suggestions for activities in the future
13.15 - 15.00 VI All-Polish Conference- the merits and organization aspects.
The end of the conference.
Jarosław Urbański- an initiator of All-Polish Workers' Confernces, Workers' Initiative Trade Union
Choice of main subject of the next conference; selection of an organizing group. (technical details, schedule for preliminary tasks)