Round tables for debate at the 12th Congress
Monday 16 May 2011 Round Table 1
11:30-13:00 - Workers Pay for the Financial Crisis - the alternatives?
Philippe De Buck (Director General, BusinessEurope), Frank Bsirske (DGB / President, Ver.di), Jack O’Connor (President, ICTU), Susanna Camusso (General Secretary, CGIL), Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (President of the Party of European Socialists) (Moderator: Vivienne Radermacher – WDR TV, Germany).
Tuesday 17 May 2011 Round table 2 - 3
11:35-13:00 - “Is the EU becoming more unequal and what is the effect of the Crisis”
László Andor (European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion), Gloria Mills (ETUC Women’s Committee), Thiébault Weber (CFDT), Cándido Mendez (General Secretary, UGT-E), Claude Rolin (General Secretary, CSC), Tania Matias (LCGB) (Moderator: Geoff Meade, Press Association)
15:40-17:00 - The single market – respect for labour rights and public services?
Bogdan Iuliu Hossu (President, CARTEL ALFA), Roar Fläthen (President, LO-N), Annelie Buntenbach (Executive Board, DGB), Brendan Barber (General Secretary, TUC), Mario Monti (Bocconi University), Carola Fischbach-Pyttel (General Secretary, EPSU) (moderator: Jacki Davis, Brussels journalist).
Wednesday 18 May 2011 Round table 4 - 5
10:55-12:05 - What future? Europe’s industries, sustainable jobs, combating precarious work?
Piotr Duda (President, NSZZ Solidarnosc), Bernard Thibault (General Secretary, CGT), Philippe Lamberts (European Greens), Michael Vassiliadis (EMCEF), Anne Demelenne (General Secretary, FGTB), Marie-Louise Knuppert (International Relation Secretary, LO-D) (Moderator: Geoff Meade).
14:30-15:55 - Europe’s “Southern Neighbourhood” – ways forward?
Rahma Refaat (CTUWS, Egypt), Sharan Burrow (General Secretary, ITUC), Luigi Angeletti (General Secretary, UIL), Abdessalm Jerad (General Secretary, UGTT), Nada Al-Nashif (ILO Arab Region Director), (Moderator: Jacki Davis).
Thursday 19 May 2011 Round Table 6
10:25-11:55 - Organising, campaigning, social networking
Tomasz Jasinski (President, Youth Committee), François Chérèque (General Secretary, CFDT), Agnes Jongerius (President, FNV), Peter Fiedler (LIGA), Elsa Saboonchi (TCO) (Moderator: Geoff Meade).