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Newsletter October, 2020

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.
Newsletter September, 2020

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

Fourteen Governments signed a joint statement to improve seafarers and shipowners’ conditions in Covid-19 times

August, 2020
  • Covid-19 crisis stranded seafarers and deteriorated safety in the maritime sector.
  • The joint statement acknowledged the need to change crew despite the travel restrictions and indicated ways to overcome this problem.
  • To date the situation has not improved.
Newsletter July, 2020

Sri Lanka tripartite agreement on the payment of wages on a pro-rated basis

July, 2020
  • On 4th May 2020, the Sri Lankan social partners and the Ministry of Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations reached a tripartite agreement for “Pro-rate Wages Based on Varied Levels of Deployment”.
  • This agreement paves the way to further discuss and solidify schemes such as ‘job sharing’.
Newsletter July, 2020

European Court of Justice Order on the application of the Working Time Directive to self-employed workers

July, 2020
  • The European Court of Justice issued an Order confirming its jurisprudence on the exclusion of genuine self-employed from the application of certain European regulations
Newsletter May, 2020

Chinese Private Employment Services Contribute to the “Employees Sharing Schemes”

May, 2020
  • Private sector in China developed an “Employees Sharing Scheme” to transfer temporarily suspended employees to companies of the sector most in need.

Chile Modified the Labour Code to Include Provisions on Telework (Law N. 21.220)

May, 2020
  • Chile passed a law on telework that allows for flexibility in the way work is organised, but it needs to be formalised into an agreement.
  • The law is among the measures to limit the Covid-19 pandemic.

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