Newsletter December, 2020
- The International Labour Organization – Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) has recently published the outcome of a global survey conducted in cooperation with Employer and Business Membership Organizations (EBMOs).
- The report allows a better understanding about the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on enterprise activities.
Newsletter November, 2020
- The resolution urges ILO Member States to engage in collaborative actions to identify obstacles to crew changes, and establish time-bound plans to solve this situation
- In order to facilitate the movement of workers, the resolution suggests to designate seafarers as “key workers”.
Newsletter October, 2020
- The survey analysed and compared different types of collective bargaining process.
- “Two-thirds of workers are estimated to have their wages set via a collective wage agreement”.
- Bargaining coverage is higher in countries with sectoral collective agreement extended to non-signatory companies and workers.
Newsletter September, 2020
- The amendment to the Posting of Workers Directive had to be transposed into national law in July 2020.
- Sweden has already complied with this obligation after undergoing a process of dialogue with the social partners.
- The outcome regulation is not fully satisfactory as there is still a lack of clarity on a major part of the amendment concerning wages, which is likely to impact companies.
Newsletter August, 2020
- A Supreme Court decision pushes employers and trade unions to negotiate on the payment of wages during the lockdown
- IOE members will virtually gather on 2 September 2020
- The meeting will focus on business input to a reset of multilateral relations
Newsletter July, 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.
- 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’.