Conference Information:



Employability and security in a flexible global labour market

German-British Trade Union Forum




  • John Monks, Secretary-General of the TUC
  • Wolfgang Lutterbach, International Secretary of DGB
  • Matthew Taylor, Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research
  • John Edmonds, Secretary-General of the UK's GMB Union


Date: 2-3 May 2002

Location: AEEU Conference Centre, Esher, Surrey


The aim of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for British and German trade unionists to share experiences and best practice. This is the first of what we hope will become an annual series of such meetings.


Under the working title "Flexicurity", fifteen delegates from each country will discuss the challenge of matching the security needed by working families with the flexibility needed to compete in global markets.