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First activity: Steering Committee

Our first activity will take place in Santiago de Compostela, in Spain; a steering commitee to organize the full development of the project. Every member will prepare in advance a report of the situation in his/her country on Collective Bargaining and the Gig Economy, according to a grid prepared by the coordinator of the project and the co-applicants. Each paper will be exposed and discussed in the SC. As a result, common trends will be identified in order to prepare a comparative analysis. These trends will be taken into account for the preparation of the first Transnational Seminar; the second day will be devoted to its planning: issues and speakers. The second half of the second day will be devoted to internal organizational issues.   Our main findings and relevant data will be tweeted in our profile @COGENS2019.    

Short summary of the COGENS action

This Project follows the path of previous research by the INLACRIS team. Since its first works in 2010, the approach has changed to a great extent. The traditional structures of collective bargaining have been decisively affected by the crisis, as well as important features of the labour market. The current scenario can be described as a never-before perceived evasion of labour law, where traditional structures are eroding. The challenges labour law is facing right now due to the gig-economy, digitalization and the erosion of the employment contract promise to be severe and long-lasting. The main proposal of this project is a deeper look into collective bargaining as possible instrument to tackle the problems arising from the changes in the standard employment relationship.  In 2014, President Juncker declared in his Political Guidelines: “The social market economy can only work if there is social dialogue. Social dialogue suffered during the crisis years. Now it must be resumed