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Donnerstag, 22. September

Öffentliche Podiumsdiskussion: „Arbeitskämpfe im globalisierten China – Parallelen und Berührungspunkte mit Europa“

Begrüßung durch Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (Universität Wien) und Peter Fleissner (Transform Austria | Paper)

  • Chang Kai (Renmin University, Beijing)
  • Pun Ngai (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Suki Chung (Labour Action China, NGO)
  • Carlos Polenus (ITUC)

Moderation: Daniel Fuchs (Universität Wien)

Ort: Kleiner Festsaal, Universität Wien (Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Wien)
Uhrzeit: 19:00-21:30

Freitag, 23. September

Ort: Renner-Institut Wien, Europasaal (Hoffingergasse 33, 1120 Wien)

08:30-09:30: Registrierung

09:30-10:30: Begrüßung durch Karl Duffek (Renner-Institut), Walter Baier  (Transform Europe), Georg Egger (Grüne Bildungswerkstatt Wien), Margarete Grandner (Universität Wien, Institut für Internationale Entwicklung)

Keynote Lecture:

  • Anita Chan (University of  Technology, Sydney): International Trade Union Movement, China's Labor Protests and Prospects for Collective Bargaining

Moderation: Agnes Schick-Chen (Universität Wien)

10:45-12:45: Panel 1 „Changing working conditions and labour disputes in China – Perspectives on the Chinese working class“

  • Jonathan Unger (Australian National University): The Evolving Conditions of Chinese Migrant Workers and the Effects on Labour Disputes: An Introduction
  • Huilin Lu (Peking Universität): In-formalization (de-normalization) of Construction Industry in China: its causes, current situation, and consequences
  • Jisu Huang (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences): Several problems in understanding the presentday Chinese working class
  • Suyu Liu (University of Oxford): Adverse-direction Migration of Chinese Mingong and its Relation to Unemployment in European Agriculture: A Preliminary Research

Moderation: Rolf Geffken (Labour Institute ICOLAIR Hamburg)

12:45-14:00: Mittagessen

14:00-16:00: Panel 2 „New Perspectives on Recent Labour Disputes in China“

  • Tim Pringle (University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies): The Forces of Labour in China: Constraining Capital?
  • Mary Gallagher (University of Michigan) & Wang Kan (China Institute of Industrial Relations): From One to Many: Understanding the Connection between Individual Labour Disputes and Collective Mobilization in China
  • Chih-Jou Jay Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan): Growing Labor Disputes in China: A Comparison of Workers’ Protests in Different Sectors
  • Xuebing Cao (Kelee University) & Roger Seifert (Wolverhampton University): Chinese workers on strike: a study of recent Japanese car factory employees’ strike action in Guangdong 

Moderation: Felix Wemheuer (Universität Wien)

16:00-16:30: Kaffeepause

16:30-18:30: Panel 3 „Activists’ Perspectives on Labour Disputes and the Future of Global Cooperation of Workers’ Organisations I“

  • Suki Chung (Labor Action China, NGO): Solidarity on Labour between Hong Kong, China and Europe: The Experience on Gemstone Campaign of Chinese Silicose Workers
  • Peter Franke (Forum Arbeitswelten): „Forum Worlds of Labour – China and Germany“: Objectives and projects
  • Gianni Rinaldini (FIOM-CGIL): Experiences of Italian workers’ struggles
  • Wolfgang Greif (GPA-djp): Labour Union Perspectives in China's Transforming Economy
  • Claudia Bonk (Südwind): “Stop Toying Around!” – A Campaign for fair working conditions in toy industry

Moderation: Dominique Bari (L'Humanité)

18:30-19:15: Raum für Vernetzung der TeilnehmerInnen

19:15: Abendessen

Samstag, 24. September 2011

Ort: Renner-Institut Wien, Europasaal (Hoffingergasse 33, 1120 Wien)

09:00-11:00: Parallele Workshops I

Workshop (A): „Chinese Migrants in Europe“

  • Ya-Han Chuang (Paris IV Sorbonne University): When Morality meets Right: Undocumented Chinese Migrant Workers’ Struggle for Legalization in France 
  • Bin Wu & Jackie Sheehan (University of Nottingham): Immigration status, mobility and vulnerability of Chinese migrant workers in the UK: findings from the East Midlands on the impact of recession and PBS
  • Antonella Ceccagno (University of Bologna): Time space compression and migrant’s vulnerability dilatation. The sleep in workshops of Chinese migrants in Italy

Moderation: Lena Springer (Universität Wien)

Workshop (B): „The Chinese State, autonomous labour organizations and political-economic transformation“                    

  • Frido Wenten (University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies) & Daniel Fuchs (University of Vienna): Changing Class-Relations in China: Prospects of Workers’ Autonomous Agency
  • Keming Yang (University of Durham):Which side are you on? China’s Communist state between the capitalists and the workers
  • Florian Butollo (University of Frankfurt): Industrial Upgrading in the Pearl River Delta – the end of „cheap labour“?

Moderation: Ulrich Brand (Universität Wien)

11:00-11:30: Kaffeepause

11:30-13:30: Parallele Workshops II

Workshop (C): „Rule of Law or Rule by Law? – Changing Labour Law in China“

  • Kai Chang (Renmin University): From Individual to Collective – Characteristics and Conditions of the Collectivisation of Chinese Labour Relations
  • Astrid Lipinsky (University of Vienna): From nügong to dagongmei: Chinese women coping with the right to work
  • Rolf Geffken (Labour Institute ICOLAIR Hamburg): Collective Bargaining, Individual Rights & State Control – A Comparative Analysis of German & Chinese Labour Law
  • Miao Han (Durham University): A Comparative Study of Working Women in Protection between China and Europe: A Legal Perspective

Moderation: Xiliang Feng (Capital University of Economy and Business)

Workshop (D): „Activists’ Perspectives on Labour Disputes and the Future of Global Cooperation of Workers’ Organisations II“            

  • Ka Mei Lau (Chinese Working Women Network; NGO): The Voice and Demands of Women Workers in China
  • Monina Wong (ITUC/GUF Hong Kong Liasion Office): TBA
  • Wolfgang Schaumberg (Forum Arbeitswelten): Developments in China and Germany: Another world is possible?
  • Mario Becksteiner (University of Vienna, Betriebsrat): Social Partnership in (the) Crisis!?
  • Herman Dworczak (Austrian Social Forum): Experiences of the WSF and ESF with actions for solidarity and international cooperation

Moderation: Eva Prenninger (Weltumspannend arbeiten)

13:30-15:00: Mittagessen

15:00-17:00: Panel 4 „General Perspectives on Political-Economic                             Developments in China and Europe“

  • Thomas Sablowski (University of Frankfurt): Workers’ Struggles and Capitalist Crisis Management in Europe
  • Jiankang Xu (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences): Spanning the Caudine Forks and China’s Road towards Socialism   
  • Andrea Komlosy (University of Vienna): Global Commodity Chains and Work Organisation. The Example of the Textile and Clothing Industry in the Shanghai Region | Paper
  • Paolo Do (Queen Mary University of London / Free Metropolitan University): The bio-political economy of knowledge. Cognitive capitalism, struggle and higher education between China and Europa

Moderation: Sebastian Schublach (Renner-Institut)

17:00-18:15: Keynote Lecture & Abschlussdiskussion   

  • Pun Ngai (Hong Kong Polytechnic University): A New Age of World Factory: Global Production and the Struggle of Foxconn Workers in China

Moderation: Josef Baum (Transform Austria)

Stand: 16.09.2011 (Änderungen vorbehalten)


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