Friday 28 April 2017
9.30am - 5.30pm

This event is co-funded by the European Commission (Initial Findings).

Many EU and non-EU countries, such as the USA, have experienced a slowdown of labour productivity over the last decade. The project Bargaining for Productivity aims to shed light on the reasons behind labour productivity slowdown or weak growth in some countries. It analyses public policies on labour productivity and their (in) effectiveness and focuses on the potential effects of collective bargaining on labour productivity.

This conference will include country specific presentations of initial key findings and a discussion. In particular European social partners are invited to take part in a specific panel to discuss on how their national members can contribute to encourage productivity through collective bargaining.

European Speakers Include:

  • ADAPT – Association for international and comparative studies on labour law and industrial relations (Italy)
  • University of Amsterdam/Amsterdam, Institute for Labour Studies (UvA/AIAS) (the Netherlands)
  • Institute for Work, Skills and Training, Faculty of Social Sciences, University Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
  • Work and Employment Research Unit (WERU), University of Greenwich (UK)
  • Institute for Labour Studies, University of Barcelona; Institute of Public Affairs (Poland).


The full programme can be found here. Please note this is subject to change.


Friday 28 April 2017 9.30am - 5.30pm


University of Greenwich, Hamilton House, Room HH103, University of Greenwich, 15 Park Vista, SE10 9LZ.


This conference is free to attend

Secure your place

To register please email with your name and contact details and outlining any special dietary/disability requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Greenwich for a day discussing important issues pertinent to productivity bargaining and for the chance to network and discuss future collaborations. For more information please contact: