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Newsletter September, 2020

IOE Centenary Summit: “Achieving a multilateralism reset: Business contribution”

September, 2020
  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, addressed the business community during the IOE Centenary Summit. 
  • The meeting focused on the role of social partners within the multilateral system, the importance of social dialogue and the private sector led economic growth recovery from the pandemic 

Finland: results of the minimum basic income experiment and employers’ views

September, 2020
  • Small employment improves economic security and mental wellbeing; 
  • apart from financial contributions, active labour market policies are needed. 

Mexico: the Business Coordination Council introduces tools to prevent labour disputes

September, 2020
  • The new trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the USA could limit Mexican companies to export to the US or Canada because of labour disputes. 
  • The Employer’s federation CCE, provided tools for Mexican business to prevent this from happening.  

Senegal: Senegal: Employers participate in the country's economic reconstruction

September, 2020
  • The Government of Senegal adopted specific measures concerning individual dismissals during the pandemic
  • The most representative employers' organisaiton, CNP, played a key role in the management of the crisis
  • CNP is presenting key proposal for the economic recovery 

India: Supreme Court decision on the payment of wage during the lockdown

September, 2020
  • A Supreme Court decision pushes employers and trade unions to negotiate on the payment of wages during the lockdown 

Cross-border employees: the exception to the European regulation is extended

September, 2020
  • European regulation on the 25% limit of telework in the country of residence for cross-border workers was suspended by agreements among neighbouring European countries 

Italy: novelties in the extension of fixed-term contracts

September, 2020
  • The Italian government extended the ability for employers to use fixed-term contracts.  
  • The change increased the ability to renew fixed-term contracts and increased the maximum duration of working on a fixed term contract.  
  • The changes applies to fixed-term contracts concluded by employers and employment agencies alike. 

Italy and Spain: Unemployment benefits may coexist with a fixed-term job in agriculture

September, 2020
  • Restrictions to the movement of seasonal workers and the situation of unemployed workers pushed governments to ease the hiring of workers in agriculture, even if already receiving unemployment benefits. 

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