On Monday, November 16, from 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., we, the Executive Committee of Women's Policy of the German Education and Science Union (GEW) and the project of the German Research Foundation (DFG) "Self-empowerment in legalized relations", will be discussing the possibilities of workers unions‘ gender-sensitive interest representation and the role of law in it.
In this workshop, we will bring together unionists and scientists at the intersection of science and practice to discuss how gendered collectives can shift into conflicts of gainful employment. Using the topics of pay equity and flexible working hours, we will be focusing on the following central questions: How can workers unions‘ politics of gender and women‘s equality can become effective through access to law? Is the strategic use of gender categories (of law) conceivable without the threat of prescriptive regulation and stereotyping?
Organizers: Isabell Hensel, Judith Höllmann, Eva Kocher and Frauke Gützkow, member of the Executive Committee of Women's Policy of the German Education and Science Union (GEW).