09:00 Friday, 13 October 2023
Friday, 13 October is open for all Works Council members (registration required). As a Works Council training per BetrVG 37(6), you can do this training during working hours, and conference fee is paid by your employer. Registration is mandatory. Find further instructions here. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions!
Saturday, 14 October is free of cost and open for all tech workers. It will have both a broader focus on social movements, trade union organising and political education. Fill out the form below to register for the Saturday portion. Some people will want to attend both portions of conference, while others attend one of them.
- October 13 Works council training, register here.
- October 14 All Tech Workers – register via the form below
It is the second time we organise this conference, read about the first edition here. Last year participants gathered at IG Metall’s Berlin office, this year’s conference will take place at ver.di’s headquarter in Berlin.
We are bringing 100+ English speaking tech workers from 50+ companies together for a two day conference in Berlin. Year round, we regularly network and stay in touch with each other, so it is an opportunity to celebrate each other’s milestones, successes and learning over the year.
There will be interactive workshops, discussions, and the opportunity to activate your workplaces. Topics include societal issues like rent, inflation, ecology and practical workplace issues like surveillance, gender pay gap, mass-layoffs and migrant organising.
The conference is open to tech workers of all experiences and engagement levels from beginners to expert. If you are interested in speaking/presenting on a specific topic, please get in touch with us, we have a few slots remaining!
If you have further questions or are interested in attending, you can get in touch with email@example.com for further info.
13 October Schedule
|08:00||☕️ Morning Check in|
|09:00||Morning introduction and welcome|
|12:00||🥙 Lunch including vegetarian/vegan food|
|13:00||Workshop 1: Works council communication with co-workers in mobile/remote scenarios|
|13:00||Workshop 2: Legal framework for collaboration between works councils and trade unions|
|13:00||Workshop 3: Workplace and employee surveillance: legal framework and strategies|
|13:00||Workshop 4: What is a Finance Committee and its role in downsizing scenarios?|
|14:45||☕️ Coffee break|
|15:00||Workshop 5: Works agreements on mobile work: risks and opportunities|
|15:00||Workshop 6: The works council’s role in workplace downsizing scenarios (mass layoffs)|
|15:00||Workshop 7: Data Protection in the works council’s office: duties of the works council and its members|
|17:00||Reflection phase, next steps, end of conference|
14 October Schedule
|10:30||☕️ Welcoming words|
|11:15||Interactive activity and setting the stage|
|12:15||🥙 Lunch including vegetarian/vegan food|
|13:00||Opening panel and Q/A: Collective bargaining: Success stories from the real world|
|14:30||Workshop 8: Climate change and tech|
|14:30||Workshop 9: Transnational organising, challenges and successes|
|14:30||Workshop 10: Sexism, gender pay gap and how we can win|
|14:30||Workshop 11: Works Council mobbing and retaliation from management|
|16:00||Report back and commitments for future project launches|
|16:30||Closing and commitments for future project launches|