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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

IOE prepares its Centenary Summit on 2 September 2020

August, 2020
  • IOE members will virtually gather on 2 September 2020
  • The meeting will focus on business input to a reset of multilateral relations

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’.

ILO Global Summit on “COVID-19 and the World of Work - Building a better future of work”: outcome of discussions and main messages

July, 2020
  • Employers’ representatives presented 10 key messages articulating the private sector needs and perspectives for a fast, sustainable and inclusive recovery.
  • Private sector led economic growth, a conducive environment for businesses development and resilience; tackling informality with innovative approaches; investment in skills and the role of the private sector within the multilateral system were highlighted as particularly relevant.
  • Workers’ representatives expressed their 4 priorities, mainly focusing on extended health and safety and social protection.
  • Governments stressed on the value of the Centenary Declaration as the framework for the recovery.
Newsletter July, 2020

Employers’ Organisations Have Access to a New Training Platform on OSH

July, 2020
  • The interactive platform allows Employers’ Organisation to acquire parts or all of the training modules to offer as a new service to their members.
  • Social dialogue is a key component of the training.
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.

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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