Newsletter January, 2021
- Business Botswana provides concrete suggestions for “building back better” through a Guide on Recovery Plan for the Private Sector
- The grant secured by the Israelian Government to all its resident citizens was able to stimulate the domestic economy
- Despite its lack of precise target, some redistribution was ensured by the recipients themselves
- The US Federal minimum wage of USD $7.25 per hour (less for tipped employees) was last updated in 2009
- 20 US states will progressively increase their minimum wage rates as of January 2021, in certain states up to USD $15-an-hour
- The tripartite dialogue concluded with 23 consensual agreements on various matters
- It triggered the discussion and finalisation of the implementing regulation on telework
- On 1st December 2020, Italy took over the G20 Presidency
- This highly challenging period will require a lot of efforts from all G20 members to deliver an inclusive and resilient recovery
- The IOE, together with 13 international business and labour organisations, have signed a joint letter to G20 governments calling to ensure that “building back better” is not just a mantra but materialises into concrete positive outcomes
Newsletter December, 2020
- The paper provides a comparison of policy responses based on macroeconomic and pandemic indicators
- This is a useful tool for policy action and advocacy purposes
- 20 countries and their responses by October 2020 were examined
- Focus on the role of private employment services and the private sector facing the trends of the “future of work”.
- Proposals to ensure that the social impact of these trends meets innovation.
- The private employment service sector signs an agreement with the trade unions that clarifies the “neutrality” of this extension vis-à-vis the maximum number of extensions.