Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 08/Jul/2019
8:00am Registration starts from 8:00am
Location: Entrance of the ILO Building - Door 4 (R2 south)

☕ Welcome coffee and tea
Location: Espace Gobelin
Opening Ceremony, with Deborah Greenfield (DDG/P, ILO)

Location: GB room (R3 south)
Chair: Damian Grimshaw
Plenary 1:
Keynote Address on "Rethinking Value Creation: Innovation-Led Inclusive Growth" by Mariana Mazzucato

Location: GB room (R3 south)
Chair: Deborah Greenfield
☕ Coffee break
Location: Espace Gobelin
Parallel Session 1.1: Industry 4.0 and Work (I)
Location: Room III (R3 south)
Chair: Sangheon Lee

Debunking Common Myths about How Artificial Intelligence is Reimagining Work

Mamta Kapur

What you do at work and how: A Framework for Measuring Tasks across Occupations

Enrique Fernandez-Macias, Martina Bisello

Industry 4.0 and its Creative Destruction effects on work in Information Technology and analytics industry: An empirical analysis

Nausheen Nizami

Parallel Session 1.2: Rethinking Social Values and Participation
Location: Room VII (R2 south)
Chair: Ian Collin Greer

Work, its Usefulness, and Capabilities in the Human Economy

Nicolas Bueno

Exploring Potential Policy Uses of the Genuine Progress Indicator

Sara Kingsley, M. Six Silberman, Bonnie Nardi

From Activation to Work Sharing? Rethinking Social and Employment Policy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Jill Rubery

Parallel Session 1.3: Workplace Violence and Well-being
Location: Room V (R3 south)
Chair: Margaret Hodgins

A New Framework to end Gendered Violence at Work

Lisa Susanne Heap

The Effects of Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination on Employee Well-being and Engagement: The Mediating role of Work-homelife Conflict

Anthony Rafferty

Review of Employer Responses to Workplace Harassment by Courts and Arbitrators

Stacy Hickox, Michelle Kaminski

Parallel Session 1.4: Collective Bargaining and the New Social Contract
Location: Room IV (R3 south)
Chair: Susan Hayter

Strengthening and Re-Building Collective Bargaining

Gerhard Bosch

Achieving the Social Contract: Social Dialogue and the Legitimate Governance of Work

Conor Gerard Cradden

The Political Economy of the “Abolitionist Decentralisation” in Collective Bargaining: Evidence from Chile

Gonzalo Duran

Researching Workplace well-being for Improved Labour Relations

Larissa Bamberry, Tamara Cumming, Russell Roberts, Rachel Rossiter

Parallel Session 1.5: Enforcing Labour Standards: New Models
Location: Room VI (R3 south)
Chair: Leah F. Vosko

The Prospect of a Transnational Labour Inspectorate System: Harnessing Public Institutions for Labour Law Enforcement

Beryl Ter Haar, Antonio García-Muñoz Alhambra, Attila Kun

Promoting Decent Work through the Practice of Joint Consultation Committee

Riani Rachmawati, Aryana Satrya

The De-institutionalization and Rebuilding in Residential Construction in the United States

Dale L Belman, Russel Ormiston

Parallel Session 1.6: Special Session on The Future of Work in Global Supply Chains (1)
Location: Room IX (R2 south)
Chair: Anne Caroline Posthuma

Reflections on the Shifting Landscape of GSCs: Technological Change and the Rise of the Global South as Consumers and Manufacturers


Presentations of the Special Session


Automation, Employment and Reshoring in the Apparel Industry: Long-term Disruption or Storm in a Teacup?

David Kucera, Fernanda Barcia de Mattos


Regional Value Chains and Implications for Decent Work

Khalid Nadvi


The Impact of Global Trade Shifts on the Development of Social Standards

Natalie Langford

The Role of Multinational Company Strategies in Structuring Global Supply Chains in the Automotive Industry

Tommaso Pardi

Parallel Session 1.7: Special Session on Comprehensive Global View on Minimum Wages
Location: Room XI (R2 south)
Chair: Yongjian Hu

A Comprehensive Global View on Minimum Wages: Evidence on Institutions, Structures, Levels and Compliance

Discussant(s): Uma Rani


Presentations of the Special Session


Towards a Global Classification of Minimum Wage Fixing Machinery

Janna Besamusca


Understanding the Drivers of Minimum Wages: An Analysis of 118 Countries

Kea Tijdens, Maarten van Klaveren


Living on the Minimum: A Comparison of Minimum Wages and Living Wages in 70 Countries

Martin Guzi, Martin Kahanec


Monitoring Minimum Wage and Labour Law Compliance in the Indonesian Garment Industry

Nadia Pralitasari

Parallel Session 1.8: Employee Needs and Psychological Well-being
Location: Room II (R3 south)
Chair: Naj Ghosheh

Job Insecurity: Its Development Patterns and Links with Employability and Self-Rated Health

Ieva Urbanaviciute, Shagini Udayar, Jérôme Rossier

Supporting Workforce Well-being: Institutions for Education as Living Learning Laboratories

Sandra Jones

Promoting Decent Work by Tackling Labour Exploitation: An Operational Framework to Improve Health Research and Policy

Sabah Boufkhed

🍴Lunch break
📖 Book launch
Location: Library
Chair: Dan Rees

"Gender and Work in Global Value Chains: Capturing the Gains" by Stephanie Barrientos
Discussants: Damian Grimshaw and Jill Rubery
Parallel Session 2.1: Industry 4.0 and Work (II)
Location: Room III (R3 south)
Chair: Sukti Dasgupta

Working Futures: Automation and Digital Work in India

Filipe Calvão

The Impact of Technology on Financial Services Workers in Ireland

Michelle O'Sullivan, Caroline Murphy, Jonathan Lavelle, Juliet McMahon, Lorraine Ryan

Artificial Intelligence: A New Technological Revolution? Government Agendas for the Impacts of AI over the Labour Market

Ricardo José Leite de Sousa, Raphaela Magnino Rosa Portilho

Tensions of globalisation: Working of Indian IT firms in the Netherlands

Ernesto Noronha, Premilla D'Cruz

Parallel Session 2.2: Rethinking Capitalism: Alternative Mechanisms for Profit-sharing
Location: Room VII (R2 south)
Chair: Damian Grimshaw

Agent-based Modeling and Participatory Simulation: Tools for Policy Analysis, Stakeholder Dialogue, and Public Communication

M. Six Silberman, Bill Tomlinson, Andrew Torrance

Compensation Components and Employee Perceptions of Pay Equity in a Transitional Economy: The Case of Vietnamese State-Owned Enterprises

Ngan Thuy Collins, Anh Ngo, Oscar Dousin

Sustainability Reporting as a way to Improve Working Conditions beyond the Minimum Standards

Zeynep Kılıçkaya Kapanoğlu, Elif Berktaş Yüksel

Parallel Session 2.3: Workplace Harassment
Location: Room V (R3 south)
Chair: Anthony Rafferty

The Irish Workplace Behaviour Study: Experience of Ill-treatment and Relationship with Work Characteristics

Victoria Hogan, Margaret Hodgins, Pursell Lisa, Duncan Lewis, Sarah MacCurtain, Patricia Mannix McNamara

Me too but not that way: Employer Sexual Harassment Policies and Protecting the Victims of Sexual Harassment

Elizabeth Jean Gaze

Parallel Session 2.4: Innovative Mechanisms of Organising Workers
Location: Room IV (R3 south)
Chair: Mark Anner

Grass-Root or Institutionalized Organization for Gig Workers? The Case of Food Deliveries in Switzerland

Jean-Michel Bonvin, Nicola Cianferoni, Luca Perrig

Campaigning vs. Organising to Create Sustainable Production Networks: Worker Representation in the Global Garment Industry

Safak Tartanoglu Bennett

Collectivisation of E-voice in Online Forums

Michael B. Walker

Parallel Session 2.5: Special Session on Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Labour Protection (1)
Location: Room VI (R3 south)
Chair: Janine Berg

Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Labour Protection – Part I


Presentations of the Special Session


Artificial Intelligence, Occupational Safety and Health and the Future of Work

Valerio De Stefano


Robotics and Reshoring: The Apparel and Electronics Industries.

David Kucera, Fernanda Barcia de Mattos


Artificial Intelligence, Occupational Safety and Health and the Future of Work

Phoebe Moore


Digital Platforms, Data and Development: Implications for Workers in Developing Economies

Uma Rani, Parminder Jeet Singh

Parallel Session 2.6: Special Session on The Future of Work in Global Supply Chains (2)
Location: Room IX (R2 south)
Chair: Stephanie Barrientos

Reflections on the Shifting Landscape of GSCs: Changing Supply Chain Structures


Presentations of the Special Session


Re-structuring the Supply Chain to Achieve integration Between Sourcing and Compliance: A Case Study of a Global Brand

Sarosh Kuruvilla


The Link between Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Supply Chains: Experiences from the Southern Cone of Latin America

Gerhard Reinecke, Anne Posthuma


The Future of Work in the South Indian Garment Sector: An Adjacent Problem Method

Michael Bloomfield, Vivek Soundararajan, Genevieve LeBaron, Andrew Crane, Laura Spence

Parallel Session 2.7: Special Session on Economic and Social Upgrading in Agricultural Value Chains
Location: Room XI (R2 south)
Chair: Christoph Scherrer

Economic and Social Upgrading in Agricultural Value Chains

Discussant(s): Praveen Jha


Presentations of the Special Session


The State Theoretical Perspective on Agricultural Value Chains

Ismail Karatepe


The Labour and Product Markets in Agricultural Value Chains

Christoph Scherrer


Constraints and Opportunities for Economic and Social Upgrading in Ghana’s Mango Value Chains: A Gender Analysis

Angela Akorsu


Economic and Social Upgrading in the Global Value Chain of Mangoes: The Brazilian Case

Thales Penha

☕ Coffee break
Location: Espace Gobelin
Parallel Session 3.1: Gig Economy: Subordination and Fairness
Location: Room III (R3 south)
Chair: Debra Howcroft

'Subordination' in The Gig-economy era: The Case of Own-account Workers

Despoina Georgiou

Platform Work and Fairness of Service Agreements in South Africa: A Fantasy?

Abigail Emilomo Osiki

Control Strategies in the Organisation of Care Work via Digital Platforms

Paula Kathleen McDonald, Penny Williams, Robyn Mayes

Parallel Session 3.2: Rethinking Globalization and Institutions (1)
Location: Room VII (R2 south)
Chair: Greg J. Bamber

A Case for Legal Intervention Aimed at Top Earners in the Labour Market.

Erik Heppell

Financialization in the Workplace: Short-Term Shareholders, Outsourcing, and Labour Flexibility

Evan Bertin, Corinne Vercher-Chaptal, Tristan Auvray

The City Region and the Regeneration of Good Employment Relations; New Regulatory Spaces, Politics and Ongoing Realities in the Case of Greater Manchester

Mat Johnson, Jo Cartwright, Miguel Martinez-Lucio, Stephen Mustchin, Damian Grimshaw, Jenny Rodriguez, Tony Dundon

Parallel Session 3.3: Well-being in the Garment Supply Chain
Location: Room V (R3 south)
Chair: Kea Tijdens

The Things that Matter Most at Work for Flourishing in Life: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Well-being in Apparel Supply Chain Workers

Eileen McNeely, Tamar Koosed, Carlued Carlued Leon, Dorota Weziak-Bialowoska

Expectations vs. Reality: The Well-being of Female Migrant Workers in Garment Factories in Myanmar

Hanh Nguyen

Voluntary Industry Self-Regulation in Supply Chains and the Prospects for the Health and Safety of Non-Standard Workers?

Louise Thornthwaite

Protection of Labour Standards in the Garment Supply Chains in Eastern Europe: A Study on the Interaction of Corporate Self-Regulation and the Law

Teodora Mariova Petrova

Parallel Session 3.4: Exploring Formalisation Strategies
Location: Room IV (R3 south)
Chair: Praveen Kumar Jha

Transition to Formality in Latin America: Characteristics, Policies and Distributive Impacts

Luis Alberto Beccaria, Roxana Maurizio

Employment Matters Too Much to Society to Leave to Markets Alone: The Role of Public Employment Programmes as Part of a Social Contract for the Future of Work

Kate Philip, Maikel Lieuw-Kie-Song, Mito Tsukamoto, Anna Overbeck

Formalisation experience of Moradabad e-waste recyclers

Ankita Rastogi

Parallel Session 3.5: Special Session on Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Labour Protection (2)
Location: Room VI (R3 south)
Chair: Valerio De Stefano

Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Labour Protection – Part II


Presentations of the Special Session


What if Your Boss was an Algorithm? Exploring the Economic Incentives and Legal Challenges behind the Rise of AI Decision-Making

Jeremias Prassl, Abigail Adams


Protecting Workers in the Digital Age: Technology, Outsourcing and the Growing Precariousness of Work

Janine Berg


Artificial Intelligence is Watching You at Work: Digital Surveillance and Regulatory Issues from a Civil Law Perspective

Elena Gramano, Antonio Aloisi

Parallel Session 3.6: Special Session on The Future of Work in Global Supply Chains (3)
Location: Room IX (R2 south)
Chair: Sarosh Kuruvllla

The Future of Workers’ Voice: Can Workers Really Have a Voice Within the Private Compliance Model?

Fabiola Mieres, Siobhan McGrath

The End of the “Sweatshop” Model? Robotization in Manufacturing and the Changing Labor Power in China

Hui Xu

Digitalization and the Reconfiguration of Power in Global Value Chains

Nicole Helmerich, Gale Raj-Reichert, Sabrina Zajak

Parallel Session 3.7: Special Session on Labour Costs and Macroeconomic Effects: Medium to Long-run Perspectives
Location: Room XI (R2 south)
Chair: David Charles Kucera

Labour Costs and Macroeconomic Effects: Medium to Long-run Perspectives


Presentations of the Special Session


Structural Change and Labor Force Contraction in China: Some SAM-Based Structuralist Scenarios

Xiao Jiang, Massimiliano La Marca


Labour Institutions and Development under Globalization

Jeronim Capaldo, Servaas Storm


Two-country Classical Model of Distribution and Technical Change

Massimiliano La Marca

🎥 Movie: "Rethabile's Story"
Location: Cinema room (R2 south)
Chair: Deirdre McCann

Screening of "Rethabile's Story" (25 minutes) - a short film on everyday life in the Lesotho garment factories. The screening will be followed by a roundtable discussion on Africa and the Future of Work


Location: Espace Gobelin
Hosted by the ILO
Date: Tuesday, 09/Jul/2019
8:00am Registration starts from 8:00am
Location: Entrance of the ILO Building - Door 4 (R2 south)

Parallel Session 4.1: Working Conditions in the Gig Economy
Location: Room III (R3 south)
Chair: Enrique Fernandez-Macias

Working Conditions on Digital Labour Platforms: Evidence from a Leading Labour Supply Economy

Mariya Aleksynska, Anastasia Bastrakova, Natalia Kharchenko

A Structured mapping of the Challenges related to the Working Conditions of Platform Work: Identifying Drivers and Potential Responses

Karolien Lenaerts, Ine Smits

Regulating Working Time under Evolving Business Models of Capitalism: The State, Regulatory Actors and the Gig Economy

Cristina Inversi, Tony Dundon, Lucy Ann Buckley

Parallel Session 4.2: Rethinking Globalization and Institutions (2)
Location: Room VII (R2 south)
Chair: Claire La Hovary

Predatory Purchasing Practices in Global Supply Chains and the Relevance of a Universal Labour Guarantee

Mark Anner

Hybrid Production Regimes, Transnational Governance of Labor Standards and Workers’ Agency

Nicole Helmerich, Jean-Christophe Graz

Global Labour Governance System and Pathways for its Development

Aneta Tyc

Parallel Session 4.3: The Management of Psychosocial Risks
Location: Room V (R3 south)
Chair: Manal Azzi

Enhancing Workers well-being through Psychosocial Risk Management in the Workplace: Evidence from the ESENER Survey.

Malgorzata Milczarek

Managing Job Stress to Improve Workers’ well-being in Emergency Departments: Results of an Italian Multi-centre Study

Gabriele d'Ettorre, Vincenza Pellicani, Annamaria Vullo

Looking beneath the Surface: Analysing the Presence of Psychosocial Risk in New Zealand Health and Safety Regulator Prosecutions

Zoë M J Port, Kate M Blackwood

Parallel Session 4.4: Regulating Care Work in a Global Context
Location: Room IV (R3 south)
Chair: Sara Charlesworth

Moving Towards Equal Labor Rights in the 21st Century: Social Dialogue for Domestic Workers in Argentina

Francisca Pereyra

‘Regularising’ Home and Community Aged Care Work: A Case Study of New Zealand Regulatory Changes

Julie Douglas, Katherine Ravenswood

Care Of The Elderly. Aging and New Demands for the Development of Care Work in Italy

Roberta Fefè

Parallel Session 4.5: Special Session on the Issue of the "Employee” and “Self-Employed” Classification
Location: Room VI (R3 south)
Chair: David Mangan
Chair: Federico Fusco

Are the Categories of “Employee” and “Self-Employed” Still a Valid Tool to allocate Labour Rights? Reflections on the Contemporary Issues of this Classification and Proposals for a New Theoretical Framework

Discussant(s): David Mangan


Presentations of the Special Session


Rethinking the Allocation Criteria of the Labour Law Rights and Protections: A Risk-Based Approach

Federico Fusco


Digital Collaborative Platforms: A Challenge for both the Legislator and the Social Partners in the Nordic Model

Annamaria Westregård


A Reconsideration of the Labor Law in a Universalistic-Pluralistic Perspective, Exceeding the Traditional Oppositional Vision between Subordination and Autonomy

Adalberto Perulli

Parallel Session 4.6: Special Session on The Future of Work in Global Supply Chains (4)
Location: Room IX (R2 south)
Chair: Julia Lear

Social Compliance and Gender in Global Value Chains: Addressing the Failure on Gender Discrimination

Stephanie Barrientos, Charlotte Pallangyo

Changes in the Governance of Garment Global Production Networks: Lead Firm, Supplier and Institutional Responses to the Rana Plaza Disaster and Related Worker Outcomes

Elke Schüßler, Stephen Frenkel, Sarah Ashwin, Naila Kabeer, Niklas Egels-Zandén, Lopita Huq, Rachel Alexander, Chikako Oka, Nora Lohmeyer, Shahidur Rahman, Kazi Mahmudur Rahman

Push or Pull? Drivers of Female Labor Force Drop-Outs in the era of Transnational Governance in Bangladesh after the Rana Plaza Disaster

Kazi Mahmudur Rahman

Parallel Session 4.7: Special Session on the Role of Unfree and Free Labor in Global Capitalism
Location: Room XI (R2 south)
Chair: Dorothea Hoehtker

The Role of Unfree and Free Labor in Global Capitalism: Beyond Dichotomy


Presentations of the Special Session


Internationalism, Colonialism and “Native” Labour: The “Moral Duty to Work” and the Portuguese Struggle for Imperial Legitimacy Abroad (1945-1965)

José Pedro Monteiro


Neither Free nor Slave: Migrant Domestic Workers, the Employment Agency, and Reproductive Labor under Capitalism in the mid-20th Century

Eileen Boris


Capitalism and Unfree Labour: Marxist Perspectives on Contemporary Developments in the Study of ‘Modern Slavery’

Genevieve LeBaron

Parallel Session 4.8: Measurement and Multiple Perspectives of Well-being
Location: Room II (R3 south)
Chair: Lou Tessier

Measuring Employees’ Well-being in Developing Countries: Exploring Nigerias’ Socio-cultural Indicators

Waliu Mulero Adegbite

A Mindful Pathway to Contextual Performance: Mediating Effect of Thriving

Safiye Sahin, Neslihan Ozcan, Reyhan Arslan

Deriving a Composite Indicator to Measure Well-being at Work in European Union Countries

Stefania Capecchi, Carmela Cappelli, Maurizio Curtarelli, Francesca Di Iorio

Well-Being at Work from a Multilevel Perspective: What is the Role of Personality Traits?

Annick Parent-Lamarche, Alain Marchand

☕ Coffee break
Location: Espace Gobelin
Parallel Session 5.1: Gig Economy: Opportunities and Challenges
Location: Room III (R3 south)
Chair: Jiyeun Chang

Crowdwork for Young People: Risks and Opportunities

Niall O'Higgins, Luis Pinedo

On-demand Digital Economy: Can Experience Ensure Work and Income Security for Microtask Workers?

Uma Rani, Marianne Furrer

The Quality of Employment in the Early Labour Market Experience of Young Europeans

Paola Villa

Parallel Session 5.2: Regulating the Platform economy
Location: Room VII (R2 south)
Chair: David Nash

Work in the Platform economy: Challenges of Promoting Fair and Equitable Working Conditions

Jan Drahokoupil, Agnieszka Piasna

Enhancing Platform Worker Participation in Platform Companies: A 3-stage Delphi Study

Morshed Mannan

Representing Seafarers Health and Safety on Board Ships: The Limits of the MLC

Carolyn Annmarie Elizabeth Graham, David Walters

Parallel Session 5.3: Well-being of Migrant Workers
Location: Room V (R3 south)
Chair: Gerry Rodgers

Invisible Migrants: Bodily Exhaustion in Migrant Night Shift Workers

Julius-Cezar MacQuarie

Maternal Health and Access to Healthcare among Migrant Workers Engaged in Informal Construction Work, Ahmedabad, India

Divya Ravindranath

The Diverse Workplace and the Health and Safety of Migrant Workers in the Construction Industry

Hannah Evans, Rose Shepherd, Karina Nielsen

Life in the Lanes: How do Low-skilled Migrant Workers Experience Control in the City?

Soumya Mishra

Parallel Session 5.4: Where are the Women? Strategies for Female Inclusion
Location: Room IV (R3 south)
Chair: Valeria Esquivel

Transforming Male Dominated Industries through Critical Actors and Critical Mass: The Case of the Alta mentoring scheme

Susan Durbin, Ana Lopes, Stella Warren

Gender Equality in International Social Dialogue after 100 Years: Where are the Women?

Jane Aeberhard-Hodges

Agrarian Question and the transition of Rural Labour in India: A Case Study of Two Villages

Yadu C R

Parallel Session 5.5: Special Session on Legal Issues in the Digital Economy
Location: Room VI (R3 south)
Chair: Valeria Fili'

Legal Issues In the Digital Economy. The Impact of Disruptive Technologies in the Labour Market.

Discussant(s): Federico Costantini, Anna Zilli


Presentations of the Special Session


Working for an Internet Platform: New Challenges for Courts

Giuseppe Antonio Recchia


Working with an Internet Platform: Facing Old and New Risk.

Stefano Caffio


Platform Work as a Chance for a More Inclusive Labour Market

Claudia Carchio

Parallel Session 5.6: Special Session on the Future of Work in Global Supply Chains (5)
Location: Room IX (R2 south)
Chair: Arianna Rossi

Regulatory Innovations in GSCs: The Case of Better Work


Presentations of the Special Session


The Impact of Better Factories Cambodia on Worker Wellbeing

Ana Antolin, Drusilla Brown


Lights On: Transparency and Compliance: Evidence from Better Factories Cambodia

Raymond Robertsom


Mature Industrial Relations and the Dynamics of Social Dialogue in Better Work: Evidence from the Field on their Contribution to Compliance

Anil Verma, Luisa Lupo


From Auditor to Trainer: How Buyers Can Play a More Active Role in Strengthening Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue in Supply Chains

Kelly Pike

Parallel Session 5.7: Special Session on Protecting People and the ILO at Work
Location: Room XI (R2 south)
Chair: Christophe Gironde
Chair: Gilles Olivier Carbonnier

The ILO at 100: Tackling Today’s Dilemmas and Tomorrow’s Challenges (Protecting People and the ILO at Work)

Discussant(s): Sarah Cook


Presentations of the Special Session


Health Protection in Ghana and Senegal

Abena Asomaning Antwi


From the Centre to the Margins and Back Again: Women in Agriculture

Christine Verschuur


Social Suffering and Structural Violence: Nepali Workers in Qatar

Antonio Donini


The Achievements and Limitations of Statutory and Non-Statutory Tripartism in South African Mining

Nancy Coulson, Sizwe Phakathi, Paul Stewart, May Hermanus


The ILO’s Role in Global Governance: Limits and Potential

Velibor Jakovleski

🍴Lunch break
📖 Editor meets author
Location: Room VII (R2 south)
Chair: Damian Grimshaw

Discussion with the Managing Editor Tzehainesh Teklè of the 'International Labour Review'
Parallel Session 6.1: Women in the Gig Economy
Location: Room III (R3 south)
Chair: Mariya Aleksynska

Gendered Platforms? Exploring Women’s Experiences of Crowdwork

Debra Howcroft, Clare Mumford, Birgitta Bergvall-Kareborn

The Gender Implications of Technological Change Affecting the Public Transport Workforce: Evidence from Five Cities in the Global South

Tessa Wright

Parallel Session 6.2: Rethinking Technology and Work
Location: Room VII (R2 south)
Chair: Ekkehard Ernst

There Are Platforms As Alternatives (TAPAS): Towards New Business Models and Forms of Labor in the Digital Economy

Guillaume Compain, Philippe Eynaud, Lionel Maurel, Corinne Vercher-Chaptal, Laura Aufrère

Limits of the Platform Economy: Digitalization and Marketization in Live Music

Dario Azzellini, Ian Collin Greer, Charles Umney

Providing a ‘Soft Landing’ for Workers Impacted by Digital Disruption: Lessons from other Job Destruction Events and Displaced Worker Assistance Programs

Darryn Snell, Victor Gekara

Parallel Session 6.3: Connectivity and Work-life Balance
Location: Room V (R3 south)
Chair: Jon C. Messenger

Working time mismatches and Worker well-being across 34 Countries

Lonnie Golden, Florence Bonnet

Paid Work, Housework, and Leisure among Men and Women: Insights from Indian Villages

Amarender Reddy, Namrata Singha Roy

The Right to Disconnect in Italy: Is the Law Necessary?

Marianna Russo

How to Ensure Workers' Well-being in the Digital Age? A Renewed Importance of Control over Working Time

Anna Ginès i Fabrellas

Parallel Session 6.4: New Thinking on Worker Voice
Location: Room IV (R3 south)
Chair: Virginia Doellgast

The Importance of Highly-Representative Democracies for Representative Workplaces: Theory and Evidence

John W. Budd, J. Ryan Lamare

Trade Unions and Equality at Work: The Complexity and Challenges of Equality Strategies

Miguel Martinez-Lucio, Stefania Marino, Heather Connolly

Parallel Session 6.5: Extending Decent Work into New Terrain
Location: Room VI (R3 south)
Chair: Chokchai Suttawet

Marginal Part-Time Employment (Mini-Jobs) in Germany: Live or let die?

Ulrich Walwei

Federal Enforcement of Migrant Worker Workplace Rights in Canada: Towards an Effective New Nation-Wide Institution?

Leah F. Vosko, Sarah G. Marsden, Eric Tucker

How China Expands Social Insurance Coverage: The Informal Sector as a Testing Ground

Z Wen

What Role for Cooperatives for Advancing Decent Work in Global Supply Chains?

Anton Konstantin Möller, Simel Esim, Andrea Davila

Parallel Session 6.6: Public Procurement: New Reforms, Old Challenges?
Location: Room IX (R2 south)
Chair: Gerhard Reinecke

Leaving The Laval Quartet Behind? The Judicialisation and Politicisation of Public Procurement in Germany

Karen Jaehrling

The Contested Terrain of Social Clauses in Public Procurement: Identifying, Interpreting and Implementing 'Social Value’ in UK Local Government

Mathew Johnson, Aristea Koukiadaki, Stephen Mustchin, Laura Watt

An Internationally Oriented Interpretation of EU Law on Public Procurement: Strengthening Labour Clauses Through ILO Convention No. 94

Giulia Frosecchi, Giovanni Orlandini

Parallel Session 6.7: Equality, a New Meaning?
Location: Room XI (R2 south)
Chair: Ockert Dupper

Measuring Decent Work for Women and Men, A First Step to Reduce Inequalities

Ana Isabel Viñas Apaolaza, Laura Pérez Ortiz, Santos M. Ruesga Benito

Twenty Years Later: A Status Report of Time Use Surveys and Unpaid Work Done by Women in Urban India

Tejaswini Dharmapuri Vachaspathi, Rupa Korde

Differences between Multiple and Single Job Holders regarding Work Participation and Underemployment during Five Years of Follow-up

Stef Bouwhuis, Paulien Bongers, Cécile Boot, Allard Van der Beek, Goedele Geuskens

☕ Coffee break
Location: Espace Gobelin
Parallel Session 7.1: Aging and Employment
Location: Room III (R3 south)
Chair: Dorothea Schmidt-Klau

What Drives Old Age Work?

Carla Henry

Population Ageing: Alternative Measures of Dependency and Implications for the Future of Work

Claire Harasty, Martin Ostermeier

Children’s Work and Child Labour: Prevalence Rates and the Importance of Plural Causality

Wendy Olsen, Arkadiusz Wisniowski, Diego Perez Ruiz

Parallel Session 7.2: Special Session on the Algorithmic Economy and the Law in 21st Century Digital Capitalism
Location: Room VII (R2 south)
Chair: Nicola Countouris
Chair: Ioannis Lianos

The Algorithmic Economy and the Law in 21st Century Digital Capitalism


Presentations of the Special Session


‘Heteromation, Digital Value Chains, and Capital Accumulation in 21st Century Digital Capitalism: Towards a new consensus’

Hamid Ekbia, Ioannis Lianos


Digital Value Chains, Heteromation, and the Redistributive Conundrum

Mark Freedland, Janine Berg, Valerio De Stefano


Heteromated labour in 21st Century Computing Capitalism: A Critical Anthology’

Zoe Adams, Nicola Countouris


Ex Machina Lex: The Potential for, and Limits to, the Computability of Law

Simon Deakin, Christopher Markou

Parallel Session 7.3: Well-being across Economic Sectors
Location: Room V (R3 south)
Chair: Halshka Graczyk

Workplace Stress and Well-being Through A Genomic Lens

Jacinta T Ryan, Michelle Turner, Peter A Hayes, Sandra Jones, Jefffrey M Craig

Conditions of Labour and Wellbeing in Handloom Value Chains: Empirical Evidences from Mega Cluster of Varanasi

Balram Rao

Informal Work in Australia: Implications for Health

Miriam Vandenberg, Fran Baum, Kathryn Browne-Yung

Health, Safety and Well-being of the Forest Workers

Alicja Kacprzak

Parallel Session 7.4: Social Protection: New Expectations
Location: Room IV (R3 south)
Chair: Sarah Cook

Sufficiency of Social Security Benefits: In Search of Legal Criteria

Alexandre de le Court

The Legal Construction of the Work-Retirement Nexus: A New Social Contract for Older Workers in China

Mimi Zou

The Future of Social Protection in Latin America in a Context of Accelerated Changes

Fabio Bertranou, Pablo Casali, Juan Jacobo Velasco

Social Protection among Vietnamese SMEs: Implications for Firm Performance during 2012–16

Nina Torm

Parallel Session 7.5: Ensuring Decent Work and Incomes
Location: Room VI (R3 south)
Chair: Sher Verick

Consumer Activism for Decent Work?

Mansour Omeira

Productivity Growth and Wages in the African Periphery: Case Study Evidence from the Congolese Mining Sector

Ben Radley

Employee Engagement for Social Mission Realization: Case Studies on Social Enterprises in South Korea

Jungsu Kim

Parallel Session 7.6: Special Session on Social Contract for Informal Workers
Location: Room IX (R2 south)
Chair: Martha Alter Chen

A 21st Century Social Contract for Informal Workers: An Enabling Policy Environment, Legal & Social Protections and Public Services for Informal Workers


Presentations of the Special Session


Realizing Rights for Homeworkers Participating in Global Supply Chains: A Review of National and Global Governance Mechanisms

Marlese von Broembsen, Jenna Harvey


Social Protection for Informal Workers: Social Dialogue to Improve access to Health, Child Care and Pensions

Laura Alfers, Rachel Moussie


Influencing the Policies and Processes of Formalization: Collective Bargaining by Informal Workers

Jane Barrett

Parallel Session 7.7: Dismantling Gendered Norms
Location: Room XI (R2 south)
Chair: Deirdre McCann

Regulating Women’s Pay in Finland and the UK: From Equal Pay to the Gender Pay Gap

Hazel Conley, Paula Koskinen-Sandberg

Gender-based Violence as an Unacceptable Form of Work in Domiciliary Home Care & Day Labour

Lydia Hayes, Sara Charlesworth, Derick Blaauw, Rinie Schenk

Compliance with and Enforcement of Minimum Wages in Germany

Claudia Weinkopf, Gerhard Bosch

Parallel Session 7.8: Special Session on Preventing Psychosocial Risks at Work
Location: Room II (R3 south)
Chair: Quentin Durand-Moreau

Protecting the Human: Preventing Psychosocial Risks at Work

Discussant(s): Michael Ertel


Presentations of the Special Session


When Work is Mentally no More Decent: Data on Work-Related Mental Diseases in France

Quentin Durand-Moreau, Pascal Jacquetin, Claire Chauvet, Natalie Vongmany, Jean-Dominique Dewitte, Gérard Lasfargues


Hierarchical Position Influences Workers Perception of Psychosocial Safety Climate

Maureen Dollard, Tessa Bailey, Jan De Jonge


Psychosocial Safety Climate Framework in a large Australian Public Organization

Tessa Bailey, Maureen Dollard


Regulating Work-Related Psychosocial Risks: What works

Stavroula Leka, Aditya Jain

Plenary 2:
Technology and Well-being in the World of Work

Location: GB room (R3 south)
Chair: Manal Azzi

Paul A. Schulte, Director, Division of Science Integration, NIOSH
Maureen Dollard, Director and Head of the Asia Pacific Centre for Well-being at work
Hamid Ekbia, Professor of Informatics, Cognitive Science, and International Studies, Indiana University
María José González, Political Scientist, FLACSO, Chile

Location: Espace Gobelin
Co-hosted by University of Manchester, University of Durham and Korea Labour Institute
Date: Wednesday, 10/Jul/2019
8:00am Registration starts from 8:00am
Location: Entrance of the ILO Building - Door 4 (R2 south)

Parallel Session 8.1: Informal Employment: Opportunity or Self-exploitation
Location: Room III (R3 south)
Chair: Juan Chacaltana

Informal Employment in China: Opportunity or Last Resort?

Xiaoman Li, Qi Zheng

Sub-contracted and Self-employed Workers of India: A Case of Self-exploitation

Nripendra Kishore Mishra, Tulika Tripathi, Manik Kumar

The Network Structure of Inter-Industry Labor Mobility in Argentina

Sergio Andrés De Raco, Viktoriya Semeshenko

Parallel Session 8.2: Digital Labour and Working Conditions
Location: Room VII (R2 south)
Chair: Jill Rubery

Worker’s Social Protection in Gig Economy Era: Exploring Indonesia’s On-Demand Transportation Industry

Nabiyla Risfa Izzati

Platform Workers and Dependent Self-employment in South Korea

Jiyeun Chang

Hidden Transcripts in Gig Economy: Rethinking Labour Agency and the New Art of Resistance among African Platform Workers

Mohammad Amir Anwar

Parallel Session 8.3: Work Design and Organisational Practices
Location: Room V (R3 south)
Chair: Naj Ghosheh

What are the Impacts of Work Design and Organizational Practices on Employee Health and Well-being?

Tobias Haepp

Impact of Work Design on Safety, Health & Well-Being of Female Workers in Textile Sector of Pakistan

Summiya Zahidi

Parallel Session 8.4: Migrant Workers: New Models of Support
Location: Room IV (R3 south)
Chair: Maya Stern-Plaza

Labor Conditions along the Belt and Road: Issues facing and Remedies available to Overseas Chinese Workers

Aaron Halegua

Labor Market Integration of Refugees: The Role of Caseworkers

Martin Dietz, Christopher Osiander

Migration, Care and the Decent Work Agenda: Promoting ‘Decent Care’ for Sri Lanka’s Migrant Families

Matt Withers, Rasika Jayasuriya

Parallel Session 8.5: Enforcement Innovation: Lessons from the Garment Sector
Location: Room VI (R3 south)
Chair: Lisa Tortell

Access to Justice after Rana Plaza

Youbin Kang

The Brazilian Labour Prosecution Office and Business Liability for Human Rights Violations in Supply Chains

Flávia Scabin, Tamara Brezighello Hojaij

Decent Work Regulation in Africa: A Global Multi-scalar Dialogue on Labour Standards Enforcement in Southern Africa

Deirdre McCann, Kelly Pike, Debbie Collier

Parallel Session 8.6: Strategies for Protecting Domestic and Home Workers
Location: Room IX (R2 south)
Chair: Francisca Pereyra

Decent Work for Domestic Workers: Institutional Innovations in Argentina

Lorena Poblete

Home as the Workplace: Why Has the ILO Convention No. 177 on Homework Not Been as Successful as the ILO Convention No. 189 on Domestic Work?

Manuela Tomei

Women Home-based Workers’: Challenging the Entrepreneurial Discourse of Empowerment

Annie Delaney, Afreen Huq

Parallel Session 8.7: Special Session on Socially Responsible Public Procurement
Location: Room XI (R2 south)
Chair: Gale Audrey Raj-Reichert

Socially Responsible Public Procurement: The State as Buyer and Regulator in Governing Labour Conditions Globally

Discussant(s): Gale Raj-Reichert


Presentations of the Special Session


Advancing Respect for Human Rights Globally through Public Procurement

Olga Martin-Ortega, Claire Methven O’Brien


A Theoretical Framework to Understand Socially Responsible Public Procurement within Global Production Networks

Gale Raj-Reichert, Leonhard Plank, Cornelia Staritz


Sustainable Public Procurement of Mobile Phones in the Netherlands

Lieke Hevink, Jeroen Merk


The Role of Reflexive Regulation in Socially Responsible Public Procurement, and Arguments for its Extension

Tessa Wright, Hazel Conley

☕ Coffee break
Location: Espace Gobelin
Parallel Session 9.1: Informality and Experiments in Regulating Precarious Work
Location: Room III (R3 south)
Chair: Philippe Marcadent

Moving Beyond The Notion Of Subordination Under Mexican Law

Carlos Eduardo De Buen Unna, Elizabeth Dolores Echeverria Manrique

Precariousness and its Consequent Effect on Temporary Employment Workers’ in Nigeria: How is the State and Union Responding?

Adeyemi Akinkunmi Dawodu

Work-related Securities as an Alternative Approach to Protect the Workforce

Miriam Kullmann

Parallel Session 9.2: Rethinking Recovery: Economic Growth beyond Cannonical Wisdom
Location: Room VII (R2 south)
Chair: Daniel Enrique Kostzer

Growth and Employment: Revisiting Okun's Law and Full Employment

Sangheon Lee, Juan Chacaltana, Dorothea Schmidt-Klau, Johannes Weiss

Reshaping Global Production: Knowledge-Intensive Activities as Drivers of Structural Change in the Post-2008 Crisis

Marianela Sarabia

Trade and Labor Through Legal Institutionalist Lens: Mapping Distribution and Growth in a Zero-Sum World

Pascal McDougall

The Future of Shopping: Personal Consumption, Sustainable Development and Decent Work

Oliver Liang, Margherita Licata, David Kapya

Parallel Session 9.3: Special Session on the Special Economic Zones in the Context of China’s Expanding Global Influence
Location: Room V (R3 south)
Chair: Charlotte Goodburn

Special Economic Zones in the Context of China’s Expanding Global Influence: Implications for Rights, Urbanisation and Industrial Development


Presentations of the Special Session


Special Economic Zones: Engines of Development or Sites of Exploitation?

Lorenzo Cotula, Liliane Chantal Mouan


Special Economic Zones, Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth: Is China’s Model Yielding Positive Development Outcomes Abroad?

Charlotte Goodburn, Jan Knoerich, Liliane Chantal Mouan


Exporting Export Zones: Impacts of a Chinese Model of Urbanisation in Rural South India

Charlotte Goodburn, Jan Knoerich

Parallel Session 9.4: Combatting Poverty in North and South
Location: Room IV (R3 south)
Chair: Fabio Bertranou

Evaluating the Impacts of Poor Targeting on the Efficiency of Antipoverty Program in China: Analysis Based on Proxy-means Test Method (PMT)

Yongjian Hu

Analysis of MGNREGS in Thiruverambur Block of Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu

Vetrivel Krishnan, Radhika Devaraj

Entangled Workers: Local Labor Market Effects of Trade in India

Erhan Artuc, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Raymond Robertson, Daniel Kamal Samaan

Parallel Session 9.5: Minimum Wages and Inequality
Location: Room VI (R3 south)
Chair: Patrick Belser

The Institutional Pull Towards Inter-sectoral Wage Convergence

Sem Vandekerckhove

The Impact of Minimum Wages on Wages and Employment: Evidence from Greece

Andreas Georgiadis

Civil Regulation and Low Pay: The UK’s Voluntary Living Wage

David Nash, Edmund Heery, Deborah Hann

Parallel Session 9.6: Special Session on the Home as a Workplace (1)
Location: Room IX (R2 south)
Chair: Eileen Cynthia Boris

The Home as a Workplace (1)


Presentations of the Special Session


Homework: Mapping the Regulatory Framework

Martine Humblet, Mathias Wouters


The EU’s Commodification of Labour: Homeworkers in Global Production Networks in Bulgaria

Marlese von Broembsen


A Socio-History of Homework in Italy

Tania Toffanin

Parallel Session 9.7: New Roles for Old Institutions?
Location: Room XI (R2 south)
Chair: Gerhard Bosch

Repurposing Equal Pay Legislation: The Landmark New Zealand Case

Emily Griffin, Pam Nuttall, Jane Parker, Noelle Donnelly

Union Organising and the Pervasive Influence of Generational Thinking: The Case of Young Workers in Mauritius

Blandine Emilien, Glynne Williams

Convergence and Contradictions: The Legal Conundrum of International Labour Standards and North American Free Trade Agreements

Robert Russo

🍴Lunch break
📖 Book launch
Location: Library
Chair: Daniel Kamal Samaan

"The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation" by Carl Benedikt Frey
Discussants: Isabelle Chappuis and Janine Berg
Parallel Session 10.1: Digital Transformation of Transportation
Location: Room III (R3 south)
Chair: M. Six Silberman

From Traditional Occupation to Digitalization: The Case of Taxi Drivers in Mumbai

Shahana Purveen

Behind the Wheel and in the Streets: Technological Transformation, Exit, and Voice in the New York City Taxi Industry

Hannah Johnston

Parallel Session 10.2: Just Transition for Sustainable Development
Location: Room VII (R2 south)
Chair: Oliver Liang

Informal Recruiting and its Consequence for Women's Career Progression in Indian IT Sector

Aparna Venkatesan

Gender, Labour and a Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All

Rishabh Kumar Dhir

Reversing Inequality and Combatting Climate Change: A Case Study of How New York State Moves to a Low Carbon Future while also Creating High-road Jobs

Mijin Cha, Lara Skinner

How to Achieve Decent and Green Jobs

Priya Lukka

Parallel Session 10.3: Ensuring Well-being for Marginalized Groups
Location: Room V (R3 south)
Chair: Zoë Port

Gender Sensitivity in Turkish Occupational Health and Safety Legislation: Paternalist Protection vs. Gender Equality

Çağla Erdoğan

Well-Being of Persons with Disabilities through Access to the World of Work

Karina Fischer Mogensen, Harsha Kathard, Theresa Lorenzo, Daisy Pillay

Who Protects Workers' Safety and Health in Middle Income Countries? A Comparative Analysis

Julia Lear

Women Inroads World’s Fourth Largest Railway Network: Challenges and Coping Strategies

Leena Sachdeva

Parallel Session 10.4: Precariousness: Critical Responses to New Approaches
Location: Room IV (R3 south)
Chair: Roxana Maurizio

Government Intervention, Institutional Quality and Inequality: Evidence from Asia-Pacific Countries (1988-2014)

Dina Chhorn, Bertrand Blancheton

Migrant Workers, Exploitation, and the Social Contract

Sayomi Rushini Ariyawansa

Small, Medium or Large? A Critical Essay on Universal Income as a Response to Precarity

Nicolas Pons-Vignon

Parallel Session 10.5: Special Session on Investing in Primary Health Care in Garment and Manufacturing Industries
Location: Room VI (R3 south)
Chair: David Clarke

Investing in Primary Health Care in Garment and Manufacturing Industries


Presentations of the Special Session


Gains From Investments Made in Worker Health and Wellbeing

Daniel Lee


Power of Networking to Enable Investments in Healthcare’

Lisa Staxang


Evidence of Business Gains and Health Gains for the Workers

Drusilla Brown


Workers’ Needs and Voices of Workers Pre and Post Health Interventions

Shankar AG

Parallel Session 10.6: Special Session on the Home as a Workplace (2)
Location: Room IX (R2 south)
Chair: Manuela Tomei

The Home as a Workplace (2)


Presentations of the Special Session


Homework in the Philippines

Amelita King-Dejardin


Homeworking Perspective in Ghana

Dzodzi Tsikata, Akosua Keseboa Darkwah


Working Conditions of Homeworkers in South Asia

Bharti Birla

Parallel Session 10.7: New Ideas on Equitable Employment
Location: Room XI (R2 south)
Chair: Claire Hobden

Locality-specific Norms for Wages, Bargaining and Mobilisations by ‘Part- time’ Domestic Workers and Employers in the National Capital Region, India

Shraddha Jain, Praveena Kodoth

Does Skill Development among Socio-economically Backward Classes Enhance Employment Opportunities in High Wage Industries in India?: Policy Implications for more Equitable Employment Scenarios

Tanima Banerjee

Well-being at Work: The Role of Skills in International and European Labour Law

Daire McCormack-George

Parallel Session 10.8: Special Session on Living Wage, Worker Well-Being
Location: Room II (R3 south)
Chair: Stuart Colin Carr

Living Wage, Worker Well-Being: Steps towards Shared Prosperity


Presentations of the Special Session


Living Wages and the Sustainable Development Goals: Workers’ Well-being in the Context of Employment and Costs of Living

Raymond Saner, Lichia Yiu


Pottering Away: Decent Work for Skilled Informal Workers in South Asia

Mahima Saxena


Living Wages and Decent Work in the International NGO Sector

Ishbel McWha-Hermann


Hourly Pay, Household Income, Worker Well-being: Vertices of a Living Wage

Amanda Young-Hauser, Wiebke Schmidt, Darrin Hodgetts, Jarrod Haar, Jane Parker, James Arrowsmith, Siautu Alefaio, Harvey Jones, Stuart Carr

☕ Coffee break
Location: Espace Gobelin
Plenary 3:
Global Commission on the Future of Work: Work for a Brighter Future

Location: GB room (R3 south)
Chair: Damian Grimshaw

Dr. Laura Barbosa de Carvalho, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of São Paulo
Prof. Khalid Nadvi, Professor International Development, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester
Prof. Nicholas A. Ashford, Director, Technology & Law Program, MIT
Prof. Virginia Doellgast, Associate Professor and Chair of International & Comparative Labor, ILR School, Cornell University
Closing ceremony and award of RDW Prize, with Guy Ryder (Director-General, ILO)

Location: GB room (R3 south)

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