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Newsletter September, 2020

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.  

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 
Newsletter August, 2020

Inditex and IndustriALL joint statement to support the economic and social recovery of the global garment industry through Covid-19 crisis

August, 2020
  • The joint statement focused on topics such as freedom of association and collective bargaining, social dialogue, occupational health and safety, social responsible practices and the stability of payments.
Newsletter July, 2020

New Zealand modifies legislation to favour business sustainability and collective agreements’ ratification

July, 2020
  • New Zealand corporate and commercial property laws were temporarily reformed to increase the prospect of business surviving;
  • Employment and industrial relations regulations were reformed to include electronic means of signing collective agreements.

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)’s successful role during the crisis

July, 2020
  • ACCI actions on employment and businesses recovery;
  • Certain challenges with regards to productivity and collective agreements remain.
  • ACCI changes at the organisational level
Newsletter May, 2020

Italian Energy Companies and Trade Unions Develop an “Holiday Bank” System to Avoid a Suspension of Work

May, 2020
  • Employees can donate their hours of work to a “holiday bank” to distribute among other employees.

Germany: An Innovative Collective Agreement for the Metal and Electrical Industry

May, 2020
  • A new collective agreement sought to mitigate the impact from Covid-19 outbreak for businesses and workers in the metal and electrical industry until the end of 2020.
  • Key elements of the agreement were the suspension of wage increases and the facilitation of short-term working schemes.

Italy: Tripartite Agreement to Combat and Contain the Spread of the Virus in the Workplace

May, 2020
  • Italian social partners agreed on a shared protocol for occupation health and safety.
  • The protocol provides general health and safety guidance to companies and workers to work safely and combat the spread of Covid-19.

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