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BEERG Bytes #22: Ireland reviews its collective bargaining and industrial relations structures
Tom Hayes looks at the Irish Government’s new Working Group – set up under the auspices of the Labour Employer Economic Forum (LEEF) – which will review existing collective bargaining and the industrial relations structures in Ireland.
There is a paper to accompany this Podcast. You can download it: HERE
Recorded April 6th 2021
Tom Hayes looks at the Irish Govt Ireland review of collective bargaining and industrial relations structures
BEERG Bytes #21: German trade union rights to digitally communicate with members and workers
Tom Hayes is joined by Dr. Burkard Göpfert, german labour law specialist and partner with KLIEMT.HR Lawyers (part of Ius Laboris network) to discuss German trade unions legal/constitional rights to communicate with members and potential members
Recorded on March 29th, 2021
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BEERG Bytes #20: Countering disinformation and digital hate on social media platforms
Tom chats with Imran Ahmed, CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, about disinformation and digital hate on social media. They also discuss: MALGORITHM the CCDH’s recent report on anti-vax campaigns
You can find out more the work of the CCDH at www.counterhate.com
Recorded on March 18th, 2021
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BEERG Bytes #19: How 2020 has changed our working lives and how we view our offices
Tom chats with Laura Bougourd and Niamh Crotty, real estate and employment lawyers with Lewis Silkin LLP about their very comprehensive recent article, entitled: Reimagining the office of the future: How 2020 has changed our working lives and how we view our offices.
You can find out more on the Future of Work Hub website www.futureofworkhub.info
Recorded on Feb 12th, 2021
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BEERG Bytes #18: Three weeks since the TCA commenced, how is Brexit going for the UK?
Tom discusses how Brexit is going so far with UK trade expert David Henig of EPICE. David is Director of the UK Trade Policy Project. They explore the issues that have arisen since the TCA deal kicked in: from seafood caught off the Scottish coast talking 2/3 times as long to reach EU markets; to just in time delivery chains; to the unlikelihood of securing an EU adequacy decision on UK data transfers.
Recorded on Jan 21th, 2021
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BEERG Bytes #17: The implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland and the unity of the UK
Tom discusses Brexit and its implications for Northern Ireland and the UK with Baroness Margaret Ritchie, a non-affiliated (independent) member of the House of Lords. Margaret was the MP for South Down, she was also a Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive and leader of the SDLP.
Recorded on Nov 20th, 2020
BEERG Bytes #16: Discussion on Spanish equality legislation provisions on union involvement
Tom Hayes is joined by Iñigo Sagardoy de Simón from Sagardoy Abogados and Oriol Abello from HP to discuss the Spanish government’s Royal Decree 901/2020 which requires companies with more than 50 employees to draw up and negotiate equality plans.
Recorded on Nov 6th, 2020
BEERG Bytes #15: Chris Herd discusses remote and hybrid working
Tom Hayes and Chris Herd founder and CEO of Firstbase, discuss the issues arising from moving to remote working and/or hybrid working.
Chris explains how Firstbase works and talks about practical and cultural issues he has found found helping companies move to remote working.
Recorded on Oct 14, 2020
BEERG Bytes #14: Annemarie Muntz discusses the future of work from social impact to social innovation
Tom Hayes and Annemarie Muntz, MD Global Public Affairs, Randstad and WEC President discuss the future of work with, and after, Covid-19.
Annemarie says the future of work is now. Today. Changes in the world of work over the the past few have already multiplied. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated this evolution, not created it.
Recorded on Sept 17, 2020
BEERG Bytes #13 - Pt 2: Wilma Liebman discusses U.S. Labor Relations model and social media activism
This is Part 2 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Wilma Liebman, former Chair and long serving member of the U.S. national Labor Relation Board.
Wilma and Tom discuss issues with the U.S. Labour Relations model. The impact of social media activism and ad-hoc groups and her hopes for the changes a Biden administration might bring
Recorded on July 30, 2020
BEERG Bytes #12 - Pt 1: Wilma Liebman discusses labor relations implications of gig economy
This is Part 1 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Wilma Liebman, former Chair and long serving member of the U.S. national Labor Relation Board.
Wilma and Tom discuss the current U.S. political environment and the labor relations implications, and policy responses to date, of the development of the gig economy in the U.S. and E.U.
Recorded on July 30, 2020
BEERG Bytes #11 - Pt 2: Oliver Patel on data transfers, Brexit and will there be UK adequacy?
This is Part 2 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Oliver Patel, a Research Associate and Manager at the University College London European Institute working on EU data protection.
In this episode Oliver and Tom discuss discuss how difficult the Schrems II ruling makes it for the EU Commission to give the UK an adequacy decision on data transfers post Brexit
Recorded on July 20, 2020
BEERG Bytes #10 - Pt 1: Oliver Patel on EU/US Data transfer issues after Schrems II
This is Part 1 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Oliver Patel, a Research Associate and Manager at the University College London European Institute, conducting research on EU data protection.
In this episode Oliver and Tom discuss the recent CJEU Schrems II ruling and explore what it means for businesses that rely on the export of data to the US
Recorded on July 20, 2020
BEERG Bytes #9 - Pt 2: EWC subsidiary requirements under Irish law
BEERG Bytes #9 is Part 2 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Kevin Duffy. Kevin formerly served as Irish Congress of Trade Unions deputy Gen Sec and went on to become Chairman of the Irish Labour Court.
In this episode Kevin and Tom discuss EWC Subsidiary Requirements under Irish law and what happens where there is a dispute between and EWC and management?
Recorded on 17 July, 2020
BEERG Bytes #8 - Pt 1 Ex Irish Labour Court Chair, Kevin Duffy discusses voluntarism model etc
BEERG Bytes #8 is Part 1 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Kevin Duffy. Kevin was deputy Gen Sec of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and became Irish Labour Court Chairman.
Kevin and Tom discuss the Irish voluntarist approach to labour relations and ‘social partnership. Also, could Ireland might move to a legal system of union recognition?
Recorded on 17 July, 2020
BEERG Bytes #7 - HR Policy hosted a one-hour discussion on Brexit
BEERG Bytes #7 is a Brexit discussion on hosted by HR Policy and moderated by Henry Eickelberg. It features: Tom Hayes, Exec Dir of BEERG and Vince Toman, from Lewis Silkin LLP, looking at Brexit from 3 perspectives, based on 3 BEERG papers from June 2020
- European Works Councils
- EU/UK data transfers
- EU/UK freedom of movement
Recorded on July 9th 2020
BEERG Bytes #6 - Pt 2 of our two-part conversation with Rick Warters
BEERG Bytes #6 is Part 2 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Rick Warters.
Rick retired as VP Employee & Labor Relations at UTC in 2019 and reflects on life in US Labor Relations and talks about the lessons learned and the skills required by today’s LR/IR leaders. This talk was planned as our June 2020 BEERG meeting opening session.
BEERG Bytes #5 - Pt 1 of a two-part conversation with Rick Warters
BEERG Bytes #5 is Part 1 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Rick Warters.
Rick retired as VP Employee & Labor Relations at UTC last year, in this BEERG Bytes he reflects on life in US Labor Relations.
Recorded on Jun 2nd 2020
BEERG Bytes #4 - a conversation with global fair labour advocate Auret van Heerden
Here Tom Hayes discusses how Covid-19 has exposed fragilities in global supply chains and the impact for labour markets with Auret Van Heerden. Auret founded the Swiss consulting company Equiception.
Auret was President and CEO of the Fair Labor Association in Washington DC, 2001-2013. From 1996 to 2001 he was responsible for the Special Action Programme on Social and Labour Issues in Export Processing Zones (EPZs) at the ILO in Geneva.
Recorded on May 19 2020
BEERG Bytes Episode #3 - A Perfect Storm? Brexit, Covid-19 and data transfers?
This episode looks at the “perfect storm” nexus of 3 already complex issues: Brexit, Covid-19 and Data Transfers. Joining Tom Hayes are:
Rhona Murphy, a consultant with Irish law firm ByrneWallace and
Dr Anna Jerzewska, an independent customs and trade consultant and associate felow of the UKTPO.
Recorded on May 13th 2020
BEERG Bytes Episode #2 - Safely back to Work? Covid-19
This episode discusses how can companies best resume work safely. With Tom Hayes are: Sonja van Lieshout, public affairs manager at Randstad representing the Safely Back to Work Alliance a joint initiative from Randstad, The Adecco Group and ManpowerGroup on finding a safe and healthy way of returning to work and Vince Toman from Lewis Silkin LLP, a good friend of BEERG on EWC issues
Recorded on May 6th, 2020
BEERG Bytes Episode #1 - Using teleconferencing platforms in EWCs?
In this first episode of BEERG Bytes Tom Hayes discusses the use of teleconferencing platforms in EWCs with Lisa Salas, Andre Declerck and Ulrike Fuehrer