General information

Module title Introduction To European Collective Labour Law
Language English
Module lecturer Jakub Gołaś
Lecturer's email jg50233@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position Assistant Professor
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 20
ECTS 6
USOS code 10-OCLL-w-Erasm

Timetable

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

Syllabus

1. History of Collective Labour Law in Europe.

 

2. Actors engaged in industrial relations: statistical background, legal position

 

3. 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 2017

2. C. Bernard, EU Employment Law, Oxford University Press 2012

3. K. W. Baran (ed.), Outline of Polish Labour Law System. Wolters Kluwer 2016

4. K.W. Baran (ed.), Principles of Polish Labour Law, C. H. Beck 2018

5. K.W. Baran (ed.), Polish Collective Employment Law, C.H.Beck 2019

6. T. Jaspers, F. Pennings, S. Peters, European Labour law, Intersentia 2019