Crisis changes the business context and has tremendous effects on collective bargaining, information and consultation and social dialogue in general.

The course aims at clarifying new forms of employment, changes in the legal framework and underlying mechanisms.Learners may contribute with their own experiences and ideas.

Ιt also aims at providing the learner with knowledge and skills in order to be better prepared to act effectively as a trade unionist in a crisis context.

The course is designed to last for 3 weeks (one for each of the three modules) in order to give learners time enough to digest knowledge and reflect on how to better use it.

The module provides the basic definitions about collective bargaining as well as the background and differences in the trade union movement in different EU member States. It also provides the main European Directives concerning workers' rights. Phenomena produced by the economic/financial crisis and their effects on employment, working conditions, labour law and collective bargaining are also examined.

Aim of the module is the clarification of the parameters that are involved in collective bargaining in general and collective bargaining in times of crisis more specifically, as well as the further development of skills for better understanding of the situation and better use of knowledge acquired in collective bargaining.

The module provides basic information regarding European legislation concerning the application of the right of workers/employees to be informed and consulted about the situation of their company and decisions that may affect seriously themselves.

Aim of the module is to provide trade unionists with knowledge about the provisions of European Law about the right of information and consultation at European and national level. The knowledge of their rights is expected to empower them when discussing with the company management.

The module provides basic information regarding new forms of employment that have appeared in the course of the last decades and tend to become an important component of the labour market.

Aim of the module is to provide trade unionists with knowledge about the new forms of employment and open a debate on the way they influence the labour market on one hand and trade union movement on the other.