General information

Module title Outline Of Collective Labour Law
Language English
Module lecturer dr Jakub Gołaś
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 15
USOS code 10-OCLL-w-Erasm


First meeting: Tuesday 1.03; 13:45-15:15 p.m.; Room "Aula Ziembińskiego"  Collegium Iuridicum Novum

Module aim (aims)

This lecture aims to present to Students basic knowledge about collective labour law from perspective of both EU and selected national legal systems (Poland, UK, Germany, etc.). During lectures such issues will be addressed like evolution of industrial relations law in Europe, freedom of association, actors of industrial relations and their powers, collective bargaining, industrial conflict and non-union representation of workers in undertakings.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

No pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences


1. History of Collective Labour Law in Europe. 2. Actors engaged in industrial relations: statistical background, legal position3. Freedom of Association: theory, legislation (ILO, UN, Council of Europe, EU), other fundamental guarantees.4. Collective bargaining: EU and national level 5. Collective action: from freedom to right, EU standards, types of collective action.6. Information, consultation and workers participation in undertakings: European Working Councils, European Company Statute, other instruments.7. Future of industrial relations in Europe.

Reading list

1. I. Smith, A. Baker, O. Warnock, Employment Law, Oxford University Press 20172. C. Bernard, EU Employment Law, Oxford University Press 20123. K. W. Baran (ed.), Outline of Polish Labour Law System. Wolters Kluwer 20164. K.W. Baran (ed.), Principles of Polish Labour Law, C. H. Beck 20185. K.W. Baran (ed.), Polish Collective Employment Law, C.H.Beck 2019