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[IWS] 2nd Brazilian Conference of Employment & Labor Relations, 17-18 November 2008

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

2nd Brazilian Conference of Employment and Labor Relations

Date: November 17 and 18, 2008
Venue: School of Economics, Management and Accounting of University of São Paulo - Congregation Room
University City, São Paulo

Conference Program:

Monday November 17, 2008 ­ Day 1

1:30 p.m. ­ 2:30 p.m.

Opening Session - Directors of IBRET
Keynote Conference: The practitioners of labor and employment relations and the rebuilding of the rules of coexistence between labor and management
Speaker: Bruce Kaufman, University of Georgia, U.S.A.

2:30 p.m. ­ 4:00 p.m.
Selected papers: A look at collective bargaining in Brazil: The years 1990, the turn of the century and the coming decades.
Coordinator: Lauro Moreto, SINDUSFARMA

4:00 p.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. ­ Coffee Break

4:30 p.m. ­ 6:00 p.m.
IBRET cases: The negotiation of the agreement on safety and health in the plastics industry.
Coordinator: Vilma Dias (Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Regional Department of Labor Superintendence - SRT / SP)

8:00 p.m. ­ Meeting Dinner

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - Day 2

8:30 a.m. ­ 10:00 p.m.
Selected papers: Public policies for the labor market in Brazil.

10:00 a.m. ­ 10:30 a.m. ­ Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. ­ 12:00 a.m.
IBRET Cases: The structure of transnational bargaining at BASF: New frontiers for collective bargaining for international companies in Brazil.
Coordinator: Wilson Amorim (São Judas Tadeu University)

12:00 a.m. ­ 1:30 p.m. ­ Lunch

1:30 p.m. ­ 3:30 p.m.
Debate: The future of labor relations in Brazil: a comparative and international vision (the results of a EUROFOUND research). Presentation of Hélio Zylberstajn and discussions with trade unionists, businessmen and representatives of government

3:30 p.m. ­ 4:00 p.m. ­ Break

4:00 p.m. ­ 5:30 p.m.
Panel: John Dunlop and the 50 years of its "Industrial Relations Systems". Coordinator: Carlos Horn (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) and participation of Manfred Weiss (University of Frankfurt)

5:30 p.m. ­ 6:00 p.m.
Closure: President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (invitation under review by the President Secretariat)

6:00 p.m. ­ 7:00 p.m.
Assembly of members of IBRET (agenda available on the site

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