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Transformations of Work: Challenges for the National Systems of Labour Law and Social Security

It is our pleasure to invite you to the XXII World Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) on “Transformations of Work: Challenges for the National Systems of Labour Law and Social Security” which will be held from 4 to 7 September 2018 in Turin, Italy.

The World Congress will certainly be a great occasion for an international debate on the latest trends and issues in the changing world of work.

The following main themes will be presented at the World Congress and are the result of the seven international research groups created for this event.

Please refer also to the Call for Papers.

In line with the main themes of the Congress, several key topics will be presented and discussed during the parallel sessions, among others: Future of Work; Labour law and digits in the second machine age; Collective Labour Law; the Role of Social Dialogue and Labour Law reforms; the Enforcement of Labour Legislation.

Registration to the Congress

Registration is now open at XXII ISLSSL World Congress website.
Special fees for early bird registration will be offered until mid-February 2018!

We are looking forward to meeting you in Turin on 4-7 September 2018.

Kind regards,

XXII ISLSSL World Congress Torino 2018
The Organising Committee

“Transformations of Work: Challenges for the National Systems of Labour Law and Social Security”

Turin, Italy

ISLSSL World Congress XXII

World Congress XXI: Cape Town (South Africa), 15-18 September 2015 

List of Themes:

  1. Collective bargaining – and beyond?
  2. Social security: Which way forward?
  3. Equality and citizenship at work as conceptual
    foundations for labour law
  4. Labour law and development
  5. Round Table: Have ILO principles contributed to workable labour relations? A case study of South Africa’s Labour Relations Act 20 years on

Position Papers:

Conference Papers:

2 Remisión del Derecho Laboral al Derecho Comun en Argentina en Algunos Supuestos de Daños Carlos Alberto Toselli and Alicia Ulla Argentina ES
Free Movement of EU Citizens: Including for the Poor? Herwig Verschueren Belgium EN
Atypical Employment in the European Aviation Sector Yves Jorens, Dirk Gillis and Lien Valcke Belgium EN
International Union Networks: Conceptual Framework, Obstacles and Possibilities Daniela Reis, Lívia Miraglia, Pedro Nicoli, Sidnei Machado and Victor Boson Brazil EN
Substantial Equality of Workers as a Condition to Freedom Marcelo Ramos and Pedro Nicoli Brazil EN
The employees’ involvement in the management of the company and the principle of protection for the economically weak ones – a matter of justice, human rights and new ways of thinking about work Roberto Covolo Bortoli Brazil EN
1 Collective Bargaining and Beyond: The Role of Interest Arbitration in Developing Countries Nigel Carman and Brian O’Byrne Canada EN
The Freedom of Association: The emerging right to strike consensus in international and domestic labour law Craig Bavis Canada EN
Análisis del Diálogo Social Institucionalizado como requisito para la configuración de un modelo de relaciones laborales, justo, moderno y equilibrado. Revisión y propuesta para el caso Chileno Eduardo Villavicencio Chile ES
Vertical Income Inequality as an Employment Equity Issue Ruediger Helm Denmark EN
Le travail dans un marché sans frontières Isabelle Vacarie France FR
The New “Increasing Protections Employment Contract” as a Measure Enacted by Italian Government Against Precarious Work and Unemployment Alberto Lepore Italy EN
From social exclusion to social security trough “non-wage security tax” Calogero Cammalleri Italy EN
The … union in search of “Father lost” Calogero Cammalleri and Marina Capobianco Italy EN
1 The reunification of the world of work: the role of collective labour relations for immigrants and disabled people Carla Spinelli and Monica McBritton Italy EN
Collective bargaining vs. individual agreements in Italy’s latest reforms: A “Tale of Two Cities”? Luisa Ficari Italy EN
The quest for a new generation of labor chapter in the TTIP Michele Faioli Italy EN
1 Transformation and Functional Evolution of the Collective Bargaining Stefano Bellomo Italy EN
4 Sustainable Development and Labour Law: A Complex Binomial Valentina Cagnin Italy EN
2 La Sécurité Sociale au Japon Face au Viellissement de sa Population: Ses Difficultés et Défis Masahiko Iwamura Japan FR
Japan’s Decentralized Industrial Relations, Internal Flexicurity, and Challenges Japan Faces Takashi Araki Japan EN
Working Hours and Overtime: Balancing Economic Interests and Fundamental Rights in a Globalized Economy W.L. Roozendaal and R.F. Hoekstra Netherlands EN
Social Dialogue as a Legal Opportunity for Revivifying the European Social Model Andrzej Marian Swiatkowski Poland EN
The future of labour law in Poland – selected issues Zbigniew Góral and Katarzyna Bomba Poland EN
Non-Discrimination Principle as the Fundamental Rule of Labour Law and Developing Factor – Polish Perspective Marcin Wujczyk Poland EN
Concerted work stoppage as a source of trades unions’ obligation to compensate damages caused by strike action – some reflections on civil liability for strikes in Polish Labour Law Piotr Grzebyk Poland EN
Transfer of an Economic Unit and Collective Bargaining Agreements David Carvalho Martins Portugal EN
Identifying Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? Do Not Forget to Remember the Code of Good Practice Anri Botes South Africa EN
International Labour Standards and Private Employment Agencies – Are South Africa’s Recent Legislative Amendments Compliant? Candice Aletter South Africa EN
Employment Equity into the Future Christoph Garbers and Peter le Roux South Africa EN
Women in the Workplace: On ‘unfair discrimination’, ‘affirmative action’, ‘reasonable accommodation’ and ‘special measures’ Christoph Garbers and Elzaan Rossouw South Africa EN
Recognition of the right to strike (terms and conditions apply) Darcy du Toit South Africa EN
The New Section 145(9) of the LRA – Unique, But Welcome DW de Villiers South Africa EN
Labour law, the queen bee syndrome and workplace bullying: A contribution to the shattering of at least one glass ceiling for female employees DM (Denine) Smit South Africa EN
2 Exploring innovative solutions to extend social protection to vulnerable workers in the informal economy Elmarie Fourie South Africa EN
Is South African labour law for dismissal based on operational requirements unduly onerous for employers? Emma Levy South Africa EN
The regulation of successive fixed-term employment in South Africa: A quest for the right to fair labour practices SB Gericke South Africa EN
The impact of the LRA amendments on the South African labour market Jonathan Goldberg and Grant Wilkinson South Africa EN
Collective Bargaining in a Collective Enterprise Horst Peschkes South Africa EN
Would an Employer’s Ability to Retrench Employees Consequent Upon Strike Action Undermine Collective Bargaining – A South African Perspective Khomotso Makapane South Africa EN
Disciplinary processes for South African magistrates: Reflections on the Magistrates Act 90 of 1993 and the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 Leana Diedericks South Africa EN
From Social Exclusion to Social Security: To what extent does the LRAA of 2014 strike a balance between employers and employees? Malebakeng Forere South Africa EN
In Search of Alternatives or Enhancements to Collective Bargaining in South Africa Monray Marsellus Botha South Africa EN
Freedom of Association: Senior Managers – the Dangers and Limits Ndivhuho Tshisevhe South Africa EN
The future of Labour Law in a globalised or regionalised world Paul Smit South Africa EN
Religious Discrimination in the South African Workplace: Regulated Regimes and Flexible Adjudication Radley Henrico South Africa EN
Revisiting the Definition of Unfair Labour Practices Relating to Benefits:
Apollo Tyres South Africa (Pty) Limited v. CCMA (DA1/11) [2013] ZALAC 3
Shamier Ebrahim South Africa EN
Big Kids on the Block Dominating Minority Trade Unions: Reflections on Thresholds, Democracy and ILO Conventions Geoff Esitang and Stefan Van Eck South Africa EN
4 South African Labour Law Amendments: Positive Aspects and Unintended Consequences for Skills Development Sylvia Hammond South Africa EN
Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value – A South African Perspective Talita Laubscher South Africa EN
3 A Comparative Study on the Age Discrimination in Retirement in South Korea in View of the International Standards – in Special Consideration of the Linkage Between Retirement Age and Pension Eligibility Kwang-Taek Lee South Korea EN
Pension System Reforms in Times of Austerity in the European Union: The Spanish Case Borja Suárez Corujo Spain EN
Sustainability and reform of pension systems: an approach to the multilevel legal framework of policies and recommendations from the Spanish case Eusebi Colàs Neila Spain EN
Determining the Scope of Freedom of Association with Regard to Right to Strike Gaye Burcu Yildiz Turkey EN
Occupational Health and Safety Committee in Turkey Özgür Oguz Turkey EN
Postponement of Legal Strikes in Turkish Labour Law by the Government Ufuk Aydin Turkey EN
Reappraising Dominant Narratives in Labour Law: Informal Work in the Global North and the Global South Diamond Ashiagbor United Kingdom EN
2 The Challenges Facing Social Security Systems: The Lessons Europe Can Learn from the World’s Developing Systems Keith Puttick United Kingdom EN
Has the Right to Strike Outlived its Usefulness in the Modern World? Patrick Stone United Kingdom EN

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World Congress XX: Santiago (Chile), 25-28 September 2012

List of Themes:

  1. The effectiveness of labour law and the role of labour inspection
  2. Mobbing and sexual harassment in the workplace
  3. The strike as a fundamental right and its potential for conflict with other fundamental rights of citizens

Conference Papers:

1 Conflicto de Derechos Constitucionales y el Juicio de Tutela Laboral en Chile -Estado Doctrinario, Legal y Jurisprudencial Chile ES
1 Privatización y Precarización de la Seguridad Social el Caso Colombiano Harold Mosquera Rivas Colombia ES
1 Responsabilidad de la Empresa Principal en el Procedimiento de Tutela Laboral Rodrigo Sanhueza Torres Chile ES
1 El Sistema Privado de Pensiones Chileno: Un Modelo Injusto, Riegoso e Insuficiente para el Afiliado; Un Muy Buen Negacio para los Grande Capitales Carlos Rivadeneira Martínez Chile ES
1 Autónomo Dependiente, Crisis del Derecho Laboral y Paradigma de la Esencialidad Rodrigo Fortunator Goulart Brazil ES
1 El Principio Protectorio Procesal Por Mauricio Cesar Arese Argentina ES
1 El Nuevo Proceso Laboral Peruana y Los Poderes Del Juez Por Manoel Carlos Toledo Filho Brazil ES
1 Análisis Crítico Sobre la Contratación Sucesiva por Obra o Faena Determinada Javier Ignacia Carreno Lavin Chile ES
1 The Effectiveness of Labour Law and the Role of Labour Inspection Giuseppe Casale EN
1 La Eficacia del Derecho del Trabayo y el Papel de la Inspeccion de Trabajo Giuseppe Casale ES
1 El Convenio No 121 de la Oit Sobre Prestaciones en Caso de Accidente de Trabajo y Enfermedad Profesional y los Mecanismos de Control de su Aplicación María Dolores Valdueza Blanco Spain ES
1 El Carácter Vinculante de las Recomendaciones del Comité de Libertad Sindical en el Contexto Jurídico Colombiano Francisco Rafael Ostau de Lafont de León   ES
1 La Carencia de una Regulacion Efectiva para las Mipymes en el Derecho del Trabajo y la Seguridad Social en Mexico. Un Reto para el Siglo XXI Dr. Juan Manuel Gómez Rodríguez Mexico ES
1 La Prohibición de Competencia Desleal en el Contrato de Trabajo Alejandra Vania Cajas Ulloa   ES
1 La Sostenibilidad del Estado del Bienestar. La Unión Europa y el Caso Español Dra. Pepa Burriel Rodríguez-Diosdado   ES
1 La Titularidad de los Inventos. Los Problemas de Competencia de los Tribunales del Trabajo y del Tribunal de Propiedad Industrial Alfredo Sierra Herrero   ES
1 Situación Actual de la Inspección del Trabajo en México, Caso Baja California Dr. Jesús Rodríguez Cebreros; Dra. María Aurora Lacavex Berumen; and Dra. Yolanda Sosa y Silva García Mexico ES
1 La Necesidad de Motivacion de los Pronunciamientos de la Inspeccion del Trabajo Como Requisito Fundamental para la Eficiacia del Derecho del Trabajo Cesar Puntriano Rosas Peru ES
1 Reflexiones Sobre las Evoluciones Recientes en Materia de Protecci Pablo Andrés Arellano Ortiz Chile ES
1 El Impacto de la Reforma Laboral Española en los Accidentes Laborales y las Enfermedades Profesionales Carmen Carrero Domínguez Spain ES
1 El Rol del Juez en el Proceso Laboral Irma Bontes Calderón and Iván Mirabal Rendón Venezuela ES
1 El daño moral en la Justicia Laboral Elio J. Mercado Venezuela ES
2 Acoso Sexual Sergio Gamonal and José Luis Ugarte   ES
2 Sexual and Moral Harassment in the Workplace Sergio Gamonal C. and Luis Ugarte C.   EN
2 Mobbing. Acoso Moral y Acoso Psicologico Maria Estala Piña and Nevy Bonetto de Rizzi Argentina ES
2 O Assédio Moral no Ambiente de Trabalho Leda Maria Messias da Silva Brazil ES
2 Avanzano en la Proteccion Frente al Acoso Laboral por Razon de Sexo Como Enfermedad Del Trabajo: Las Conexiones Entre la Tutela Antidiscriminatoria, Preventiva Y Reparadora Estafania Rodriguez Santos Spain ES
2 El Acoso Laboral en Colombia: Conceptualización, Caracterización y Regulación Edgar Enrique Martínez Cárdenas and Juan Manuel Ramírez Mora Colombia ES
2 Principios del Derecho Laboral y la Seguridad Social en Colombia Por. Isabel Goyes Moreno and Mónica Hidalgo Colombia ES
2 El Acoso como Enfermedad Laboral en el Ordenamiento Jurídico Español María José Gómez-Millán Herencia Spain ES
2 Acoso laboral y seguridad social en México Gabriela Mendizábal Bermúdez Mexico ES
2 Las empresas transnacionales y el acoso en el trabajo Pacheco Peru ES
2 Mobbing and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in Russia: Why It Still Hasn't Been Actually Outlawed? Daria V. Chernyaeva Russia EN
2 Vicarious Liability and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: An Employer's Nightmare South Africa EN
2 La incidencia del Acuerdo Marco Europeo sobre Acoso y Violencia en el Trabajo Jordi García Viña Spain ES
2 El Doble Tratamiento Preventivo y Reparador de las Enfermedades Derivadas del Trabajo Susana Barcelón Cobedo Spain ES
2 Acoso Sexual y Mobbing en el Uruguay Baroffio Uruguay ES
2 Una Visión del Acoso Sexual y el Acoso pro Razón de Sexo en el Ordenamiento Jurídico Español Desde la Perspectiva de Género Salvador Perán Quesada Spain ES
3 Strike as a Fundamental Right of the Workers and its Risks of Conflicting with other Fundamental Rights of the Citizens Dr. Bernd Waas Germany EN
3 La Huelga Como un Derecho Fundamental Y Sus Posibles Conflictos Con Otres Derechos Fundamentales de Los Ciudadanos Dr. Bernd Wass Germany ES
3 La Colision entre el derecho de heulga y los derechos de circulacion, propiedad, vida, salud y seguridad de los cuidadanos Por Mauricio Cesar Arese Argentina ES
3 Titularidad del Ejercicio del Derecho de Huelga Natalia Ceballos; Maria de Los Angeles Ferrario; and Paulina Hollemaert Argentina ES
3 Trabajo Decente para los Colombianos Omar Ernesto Castro Güiza Colombia ES
3 Derecho de Huelga Cafure Juan Manuel and Graglia Cristina Andrea Argentina ES
3 La Prestación Asistencial por Desempleo en Tiempos de Crisis Icíar Alzaga Ruiz Spain ES
3 El Derecho de Huelga del Trabajador Enfermo Rafael Gómez Gordillo Spain ES
3 La Huelga Derecho Fundamental de los Trabajadores en la Negociacion Colectiva; Compromiso de Responsabilidad Social con la Sociedad Dr. Julio Ismael Camacho Solís Mexico ES
3 La Huelga, un Derecho Fundamental en México Dr. Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez and Dra. Gloria Aurora de las Fuentes Lacavex Mexico ES
3 Migración y sindicalismo: el reconocimiento de la palabra pública como un paso alternativo a la huelga Emilce Cuda Argentina ES
3 Tratamiento jurídico de la titularidad del Derecho de Huelga en la República Argentina Juan Pablo Mugnolo Argentina ES
3 La Policía y la Huelga en Uruguay Marisa Arizeta and Beatriz Durán Uruguay ES
3 El Derecho de Huelga y Sus Límites Dr. Nelson Larrañaga Zeni Uruguay ES
3 Negociación Colectiva, ¿Medio de Control o Interés del Estado? Andara Peña, Bernavé José Venezuela ES
3 Derecho Fundamental de Huelga César Augusto Carballo Mena Venezuela ES

World Congress XIX: Sydney (Australia), 1-4 September 2009

List of Themes:

  1. Regulatory frameworks and law enforcement in new forms of employment
  2. Workers’ representation and social dialogue at the workplace level
  3. Emerging patterns of social protection in light of structural changes (aging population, changing family structures, immigration, budgetary constraints, political and ideological realignments)
  4. Round Table: Work and family life
  5. Workshop: What’s new in labour law?

Conference Papers:

World Congress XVIII: Paris (France), 5-8 September 2006

List of Themes:

  1. Trade liberalization and labour law and social security
  2. Labour law (in its individual and collective aspects) and productive decentralization
  3. Occupational risks: Social protection and the employer’s liability
  4. Round Table: What future for statutory regulation in the field of labour law?


  • PDF Theme 1 Questionnaire: EN | ES | FR
  • PDF Theme 2 Questionnaire: EN | ES | FR
  • PDF Theme 3 Questionnaire: EN | ES | FR

Conference Papers:

1 Ideological Discussions and the Labour Law Walter Gagawczuk Austria EN
1 Ideologische Diskussionen und das Arbeitsrecht Walter Gagawczuk Austria DE
1 Informe Nacional de Bolivia Eduardo Lopez Huailla Bolivia ES
1 Debate Ideologico Y Legislacion Laboral: Brazil Marcio Tulio Viana Brazil ES
1 Trade Liberalization & Labour law: A Canadian Perspective Adelle Blackett and Kirsten Mercer Canada EN
1 Report of the Croatian Society for Labour and Social Security Law Croatia EN
1 Cuestionario Sobre La Republica Dominicana Carlos Hernandez Contreras Dominican Republic ES
1 Liberalizacion del Comercio Y derecho Del Trabajo: Ecuador Roberto Gomez Mera Ecuador ES
1 Trade Liberalization & Labour Law: Finland Iur. Ulla Liukkunen Finland EN
1 Liberalisation des Marches et Driot du Travail Francois Gaudu France FR
1 Liberalizacion del Comercio Y derecho Del Trabajo: Honduras Honduras ES
1 Trade Liberalization & Labour Law: Japan Japan EN
1 Liberalizacion del Comercio Y Derecho Del Trabajo: Mexico Patricia Kurczyn Mexico ES
1 European Union law and Dutch labour law: The employment protection of posted temorary services workers Mijke Houwerzijl Netherlands EN
1 New Zealand National Report Gordon Anderson New Zealand EN
1 Liberalizacion del Comercio Y Derecho Del Trabajo: Peru Alfredo Villavicencio Peru ES
1 The Actors of Collective Bargaining Poland: National Report Jerzy Wratny Poland EN
1 National Report Sweden Dr. Birgitta Nystrom Sweden EN
1 Liberalisation of the Commercial Law and the Industrial law Dr. Devrim Ulucan Turkey EN
1 Liberalisation of the Commercial Law and the Industrial law Dr. Devrim Ulucan Turkey DE
1 Trade Liberalization & Labour Law: United Kingdom A.C.L. Davies United Kingdom EN
1 Informe Nacional de Uruguay Leanardo Slinger and Alvaro Rodriguez Azcue Uruguay ES
1 Trade Liberalization & Labour Law: US Report James Atleson United States EN
2 Informe de Argentina AADTSSS Argentina ES
2 Austria Anna Ritzberger-Moser Austria EN
2 Australian Report Andrew Frazer Australia EN
2 Informe de Brazil Filho et al Brazil ES
2 Productive Decentralization Labour and Social Security Law in Canada Judy Fudge Canada EN
2 Informe de Chili Luis Lizama Portal Chile ES
2 Informe de Costa Rica Cecilia Garcia Morillo Costa Rica ES
2 Report of the Croatian Society for Labour and Social Security Law Zeljko Potocnjak Croatia EN
2 Czech Republic Zdenka Gregorova Czech Republic EN
2 France Emmanuel Dockes France FR
2 Partial National Report Germany C.W. Hergenroder Germany EN
2 Partial National Report Germany Hergenroder Germany DE
2 Partial National Report Germnay Leiharbeit (Employee Leasing or Temporary Work) in Germany Dr. Peter Schuren Germany EN
2 Partial National Report Germnay Leiharbeit (Employee Leasing or Temporary Work) in Germany Dr. Peter Schuren Germany DE
2 Greece Ioannis Koukiadis and Viktoria Douka Greece FR
2 Israel Yuval Feldman and Ronit Nadiv Israel EN
2 Japan Yuichiro Mizumachi Japan EN
2 Informe de Mexico Federico Guillermo Arciniega Avila Mexico ES
2 Contribution from the Netherlands Claire Bosse Netherlands EN
2 Peru Luis Vinatea Peru ES
2 Poland Henryk Lewandowski Poland FR
2 South Africa Joesph Masekpoet al South Africa EN
2 Spain Jesus Cruz Villalon Spain ES
2 Sweden Erik Danhard Sweden EN
2 Report of Turkey Kubra Dogan Yenisey Turkey EN
2 United Kingdom Hugh Collins United Kingdom EN
2 Informe de Uruguay Alejandro Castello Uruguay ES
2 Legal Protections for Workers in Atypical Employment Relationships in the United States Katherine V.W. Stone United States EN
2 Venezuela Hector A. Jaime Martinez and Marlon M. Meza Salas Venezuela ES
3 Argentina Raul Ojeda Argentina EN
3 Argentina Raul Ojeda Argentina ES
3 Argentina Raul Ojeda Argentina FR
3 Australian Reponse John Howe Australia EN
3 Landesbericht fur Osterreich Bernhard Albert Austria DE
3 Brazil Abtibui Rodrigues de Freutas Jr. Brazil EN
3 Rapport pour le Canada (Quebec) Jean-Pierre Villaggi Canada FR
3 Chile Ruth Gabriela Lanata Fuenzalida Chile ES
3 Report of the Croatian Society for Labour and Social Security Law Zeljko Potocnjak Croatia EN
3 Czech Republic Petr Troster; Iva Chvatalova and Eva Svobodova Czech Republic EN
3 Republica Dominicana Julian Serulle Ramia Dominican Republic ES
3 Finaland and Finnish Report Jorma Saloheimo Finland EN
3 France Pierre-Yves Verkindt France FR
3 Germany Dr. Martin Gutzeit Germany DE
3 Slovenia Dr. Grega Strban Slovenia EN
3 Israel Dr. Hadara Barre-Mor Israel FR
3 Mexico Patricia Kurczyn Mexico ES
3 Morocco Abdellah Boudahrain Morocco FR
3 New Zealand Shaunnagh Dorsett and George Lafferty New Zealand EN
3 Peru Raul Saco Barrios Peru ES
3 Sweden Lill Dahlberg Sweden EN
3 Turkey Dr. Sarper Suzek Turkey FR
3 Uruguay Ariel Nicoliello Uruguay FR
3 Uruguay Ariel Nicoliello Uruguay ES
3 Venezuela Luis Eduardo Diaz; Maria Eugenia Fernandez; and Nelson Camba Trujillo Venezuela ES

World Congress XVII: Montevideo (Uruguay), 2-5 September 2003

List of Themes:

  1. The agents of collective bargaining
  2. Labour law and the fundamental rights of the person
  3. Social protection for the unemployed
  4. Round Table: Labour law vis-à-vis new forms of corporate organization
  5. Round Table: Challenges and perspectives of the labour law

Conference Papers:

World Congress XVI: Jerusalem (Israel), 3-7 September 2000

List of Themes:

  1. Industrial relations, including collective disputes, in the public sector
  2. Similarities and differences between labour contracts and civil and commercial contracts
  3. Retirement pensions (social security): national schemes, social insurances and private funds
  4. Round Table: Labour market and continuous education

Conference Papers:


World Congress XV: Buenos Aires (Argentina), 22-26 September 1997

List of Themes:

  1. Discrimination in employment
  2. International dimensions of collective bargaining: Legal aspects
  3. Human rights and social security
  4. Panel Discussion: Labour law and the informal sector

World Congress XIV: Seoul (Korea), 27-30 September 1994

List of Themes:

  1. Promotion and regulation of job creation opportunities
  2. Migrant workers (labour law issues)
  3. Social security in the year 2000: Potentialities and problems (including international harmonisation)
  4. Panel Discussion: Respective influence of foreign and indigenous factors in the development of labour law and social security

World Congress XIII: Athens (Greece), 18-21 September 1991

List of Themes:

  1. The impact of economic difficulties in the enterprise on working conditions
  2. Methods of settlement of collective interest disputes
  3. Legal problems of regulation and implementation of a minimum income for everyone
  4. Panel Discussion: Labour law, social security and economy

World Congress XII: Madrid (Spain), 20-23 September 1988

List of Themes:

  1. Sanctions for violations or non-compliance with labour regulations
  2. Workers’ inventions
  3. Voluntary pension funds and their relation with compulsory social security schemes
  4. Panel Discussion: General labour law theory today. Recent developments and trends in the concept of labour law function

World Congress XI: Caracas (Venezuela), 17-20 September 1985

List of Themes:

  1. Procedures and structures of collective bargaining at enterprise and plant level
  2. New aspects of atypical employment relationships
  3. Employment injuries – Benefits and rehabilitation
  4. Methods of comparative labour law

World Congress X: Washington (United States), 7-10 September 1982

List of Themes:

  1. Workers’ participation in decisions within undertakings
  2. Termination of employment on the initiative of the employer and income security of the workers concerned
  3. The position of women in labour law and social security

World Congress IX: Munich (Germany), 12-15 September 1978

List of Themes:

  1. Arbitration and the role of courts: The administration of justice in labour law
  2. The situation of the worker in the case of sickness
  3. The codification of the labour law

World Congress VIII: Selva di Fasano (Italy), 17-19 September 1974

List of Themes:

  1. Rights and functions of trade unions and their representatives at enterprise level
  2. Mergers and other changes in structure and in control of enterprises and their effect upon workers
  3. The adjudication of social insurance claims

World Congress VII: Warsaw (Poland), 14-17 September 1970

List of Themes:

  1. The development of workers’ protection with particular reference to technological advance
  2. The role of “fault” in social security legislation
  3. Wage policy: The role of the State and of the employers’ and employees’ organizations

World Congress VI: Stockholm (Sweden), 15-17 August 1966

List of Themes:

  1. Legal aspects of the calculation of social security benefits, in particular as regards changes in the cost of living and the level of wages
  2. The difference in the treatment of various categories of employees (manual and non-manual workers, supervisory personnel, managerial staff, public employees, etc.) with regard to law and collective bargaining as well as to industrial practice in general
  3. The present state of law teaching and research in labour law and social security law, and the relations between these disciplines and the surrounding social sciences

World Congress V: Lyon (France), 18-22 September 1963

List of Themes:

  1. Relationship between trade unions and their members
  2. The settlement of disputes concerning the exercise of disciplinary powers by the employers, including dismissal
  3. Liability of the individual employee for damage done to the employer, to fellow employees and to third parties
  4. The impact of the law of social security on the legal position of the employer in connection with industrial accidents and occupational diseases

World Congress IV: Brussels (Belgium), 8-15 June 1958

List of Themes:

  1. Individual labour relations
  2. Collective labour relations
  3. Social security
  4. The State and the organization of insurance against work injuries
  5. Labour relations and social security in non-metropolitan territories
  6. Federal and supra-national structures and social legislation

World Congress III: Geneva (Switzerland), 12-14 September 1957

List of Themes:

  1. Content, legal effects, application and execution of collective agreements
  2. Conflicts of laws in labour matters; international standards and general principles

World Congress II: São Paulo (Brazil), 8-15 August 1954

List of Themes:

  1. Individual contract of employment
  2. Collective agreement
  3. Social security
  4. Free-choice themes

World Congress I: Trieste (Italy), 24-27 May 1951

List of Themes:

  1. Creation of an international labour law
  2. Creation of a common labour law
  3. Codification of labour law