|Workshop 6: "Labour, Unemployment, Self-employment and Credit", Workshop outline by Bernd Balkenhol
The Workshop will deal with links between the credit and the labour markets. Over-indebtedness is an issue for both employers and unions: for employers because employees with debt problems are likely to be less productive and cause substantial transaction costs in personnel management; for worker organizations over-indebtedness is an issue because it signals the precariousness of some of the working poor, moreover it could jeopardize the unions’ efforts of wage protection. The workshop will seek to identify possible entry points for social partner organizations in preventing and dealing with over-indebtedness. The ILO initiated in 2005 a series of country studies on over-indebtedness and wage protection. The panellists come from different backgrounds and have a variety of experiences with the issue. The contributions and the summary of the discussion will be published.
I. OVER-INDEBTEDNESS AND EMPLOYMENT
- Recruitment barriers
- Job-risks caused by over-indebtedness
II. WORK CONTRACTS INDUCED BY CREDIT CONTRACTS
- Pre-financing education
- Micro credit for self employment
III. ABUSIVE PRACTICES
IV. WHAT CAN EMPLOYER AND WORKER ORGANIZATIONS DO ?
REMINDER OF PARTICIPANTS/SPEAKERS:
Bernd Balkenhol, ILO (Chair); Catarina Frade, Coimbra; Jean-Marc Guillembet, Cofinoga, Paris; George Gloukoviezoff, Lyon; Manuel Thedim, Rio de Janeiro; Michaela Koller, ESBG
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