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

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

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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
09h30 Context – The Purpose of Labour Laws
  Prof. Peter Turnbull, Professor of Human Resource Management and Labour Relations at Cardiff University
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
  Joshua Javits, Private Arbitrator and former Chair of National Mediation Board
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
  Christian Welz, Research Manager on Industrial Relations, Eurofound (the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions)
  Marc van Hoof, Director of the Legal Service, European Commission
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
  Patrick Murphy, Partner, Gerchick-Murphy Associates
  Robert Gless, Assistant Air Transit Division Director, Transport Workers Union of America
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
  François Ballestero, Political Secretary, European Transport Workers’ Federation; European Trade Union Confederation
  Fabio Gamba, Deputy Secretary General, Association of European Airlines (speaking notes )
  Chris Gadsden, Head of Government Affairs, EasyJet
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
  Steve Turner, National Secretary for Civil Air Transport, European Transport Workers’ Federation / Unite the Union - T&G Section
  Capt. Robert Coffman, Chairman Government Affairs, Allied Pilots Association
  William Trent, General Counsel, Independent Pilots Association
  Douglas Lavin, Regional Vice President for North America, International Air Transport Association
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
14h30 Audience and Panel Discussion
15h15 Final Summary
  Daniel Calleja