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Newsletter April, 2021

Company level social dialogue in times of restructuring: news from Belgium

April, 2021
  • Social partners recently confirmed the joint recommendations signed in December 2019 on collective dismissals and agreed to assess their content again within three years
  • The Government communicated its desire to evaluate an improvement of the entire system, thus overriding the social dialogue outcome.
Newsletter March, 2021

Belgian social partners sign an interprofessional collective agreement on telework

March, 2021
  • In January 2021 Belgian social partners signed a framework agreement on methods of work, working conditions and occupational health and safety for employees working from remote
  • The agreement leaves room to further agreements at the company level or specific individual agreement
Newsletter November, 2020

Belgium: massive use of electronic voting during the social elections

November, 2020
  • Work councils and committees for prevention of psychosocial risks and protection of work are in the process of being elected in Belgium.
  • The elections concern more than 6,000 companies.
Newsletter September, 2020

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 
Newsletter July, 2020

Belgium: Covid-19 as an occupational disease extended to employees in essential services

July, 2020
  • Belgian legislation established recognition of Covid-19 as an occupational disease in various sectors, but for a limited period of time;
  • After consultation, social partners agreed to this new legislation

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