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Newsletter October, 2020

Cote d’Ivoire: a special tripartite committee to face the Covid-19 pandemic

October, 2020
  • The Committee was established on the top of the existing social dialogue institutions with the objective to deal with issues specific to Covid-19 crisis.
  • One of the topics for reflection is a new legislation on remote working.

G20 Ministerial Declaration on Labour and Employment and B20 Taskforce recommendations

October, 2020
  • G20 Ministries of Labour and Employment provided unconditional support to prioritising decent jobs for all and a robust and adaptive social protection system.
  • The B20 released its recommendations on the Future of Work and Education.

UNDP suggests the introduction of a temporary basic income to protect poor and vulnerable people in developing countries

October, 2020
  • Measures of economic support for the most vulnerable have been adopted by certain countries;
  • The UNDP report is providing the cost of this measure, with three possible scenarios according to the financial possibility of the country

Federation of West African Employers’ Organisations (FOPAO) provides the business perspective to the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO) on Covid-19 recovery

October, 2020
  • FOPAO focused on support companies, diversification, employment support, health and safety of workers beyond Covid-19.
Newsletter September, 2020

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. 

Croatia: tripartite taskforce sets new measures to shorten the workweek and support employers

September, 2020
  • Croatia introduced a shortened workweek to support companies in their recovery phase 
  • Social dialogue was at the foundation of this initiative 
  • Business with over 10 employees significantly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis can receive financial support to compensate labour costs 
Newsletter August, 2020

The Algerian “multipartite” Commission started its works

August, 2020
  • The Algerian government established a national commission to discuss the Covid-19 impact
  • The dialogue is considered as a pre-condition to Covid-19 recovery
  • Employers put forward several proposals for recovery

Nigeria: NECA assesses the policy responses needed to support businesses and employees

August, 2020
  • 4,021 companies replied to NECA’s survey on the direct and indirect impact of the pandemic on their operation;
  • A series of request was compiled and was presented to the Government.

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