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International Aviation - EU-US Aviation Forum on Liberalisation and Labour

3 and 4 December 2008, Washington, D.C.

Programme and presentations

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Day 1: 3rd December 2008

08h45 Registrations and Coffee
09h10 Welcome
  Daniel Calleja, Director Air Transport, Directorate-General for Energy and Transport (DG TREN) European Commission
09h15 Opening Remarks
  John Bruton, Ambassador, Head of Delegation of the European Commission in Washington pdf - 22 KB [22 KB]
09h30 Context – The Purpose of Labour Laws
  Prof. Peter Turnbull, Professor of Human Resource Management and Labour Relations at Cardiff University pdf - 422 KB [422 KB]
10h00 US Labour Law, Chaired by Prof. Peter Turnbull
  Dr Thomas Kochan, Professor of Management, Co-director, Institute for Work and Employment Research, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology pdf - 56 KB [56 KB]
  Joshua Javits, Private Arbitrator and former Chair of National Mediation Board pdf - 29 KB [29 KB]
11h00 Coffee break
11h15 EU Labour Law, Chaired by Prof. Peter Turnbull
  Jean-Paul Tricart, Head of Unit Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations, Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (DG EMPL), European Commission pdf - 166 KB [166 KB]
  Christian Welz, Research Manager on Industrial Relations, Eurofound (the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions) pdf - 318 KB [318 KB]
  Marc van Hoof, Director of the Legal Service, European Commission pdf - 152 KB [152 KB]
12h15 Audience and Panel Discussion on the Current Regulatory Situation
13h00 Lunch
  Speaker: John Prater, President, Air Line Pilots Association
14h30 The Labour Experience with Deregulation in the U.S., Chaired by Joshua Javits
  Owen Herrnstadt, Director International Department, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
  Capt. Carl Kuwitzky, President, Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association
  Jim Casey, Vice President-Industry Services and Deputy General Counsel, Air Transport Association pdf - 451 KB [451 KB]
  Patrick Murphy, Partner, Gerchick-Murphy Associates pdf - 39 KB [39 KB]
  Robert Gless, Assistant Air Transit Division Director, Transport Workers Union of America pdf - 165 KB [165 KB]
15h30 Audience and Panel Discussion
16h00 Coffee break
16h15 The Labour Experience with the Single Aviation Market in the EU, Chaired by Prof. Peter Turnbull
  Capt. Carlos Salas, Chairman, External Relations, European Cockpit Association pdf - 313 KB [313 KB]
  François Ballestero, Political Secretary, European Transport Workers’ Federation; European Trade Union Confederation pdf - 156 KB [156 KB]
  Fabio Gamba, Deputy Secretary General, Association of European Airlines pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] (speaking notes pdf - 67 KB [67 KB] )
  Chris Gadsden, Head of Government Affairs, EasyJet pdf - 237 KB [237 KB]
17h15 Audience and Panel Discussion
17h45 Summary of Day 1
  Daniel Calleja
19h00 Cocktail reception
  Welcoming remarks by Edward Wytkind, President, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO.


Day 2: 4th December 2008

09h15 Coffee
09h30 Recapitulation of Day 1 and overview of Day 2
  Joshua Javits and Prof. Peter Turnbull
09:45 Labour Issues associated with Stage 1 of the EU-U.S. Air Transport Agreement, Chaired by Joshua Javits
  Rick Brennan, International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
  Steve Turner, National Secretary for Civil Air Transport, European Transport Workers’ Federation / Unite the Union - T&G Section pdf - 154 KB [154 KB]
  Capt. Robert Coffman, Chairman Government Affairs, Allied Pilots Association pdf - 620 KB [620 KB]
  William Trent, General Counsel, Independent Pilots Association
  Douglas Lavin, Regional Vice President for North America, International Air Transport Association pdf - 437 KB [437 KB]
11h00 Audience and Panel Discussion
12h00 Lunch
13h30 Labour Issues associated with Stage 2 Proposals, Chaired by Tomas Abadia Directorate General External Relations (DG RELEX) European Commission
  Russell Bailey, Senior Attorney, Legal Department, Air Line Pilots Association
  Capt. Martin Chalk, President, European Cockpit Association
  Patricia Friend, President, Association of Flight Attendants
  Daniel Edwards, DG TREN, European Commission pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
14h30 Audience and Panel Discussion
15h15 Final Summary
  Daniel Calleja