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Newsletter April, 2021

Company level social dialogue in times of restructuring: news from Belgium

April, 2021
  • Social partners recently confirmed the joint recommendations signed in December 2019 on collective dismissals and agreed to assess their content again within three years
  • The Government communicated its desire to evaluate an improvement of the entire system, thus overriding the social dialogue outcome.
Newsletter March, 2021

OECD Database on collective bargaining systems was published

March, 2021
  • The database on up-to-2020 collective bargaining processes for wage-setting and minimum wages on 56 OECD/non- OECD countries was released
  • The database provides comparable data on trade union and employers’ organisations density as well as on the role played by these actors in each collective bargaining system

The European Labour Authority and its role in cross border labour inspections

March, 2021
  • In February 2021, the European Labour Authority (ELA) announced to be fully operational to conduct concerted and joint labour inspections
  • A set of simplified standard procedures for national authorities and social partners on how to initiate and follow-up cross-border inspections was issued
Newsletter February, 2021

ILO publication on employers’ organizations’ key contribution to society

February, 2021
  • The International Labour Organisation, Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) recently released a publication on the role played by the employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs) in the Covid-19 pandemic where EBMOs have demonstrated agility, resilience and the ability to innovate.
  • It also focuses on the way ahead and the services EBMOs will have to reinforce and ideas for concrete actions.
Newsletter December, 2020

Finnish Labour Court dealt with a breach of labour peace obligations

December, 2020
  • The Helsinki Labour Court settled the case between a company and the union in the electricity sector, for violation of the collective agreement in force and the duty of peace.

French social partners sign a new interprofessional agreement on telework

December, 2020
  • On 26 November 2020, French social partners concluded a national interprofessional agreement on telework, that provides a framework clarifying the rules and modalities of remote working.
  • The text encourages social dialogue at the company and sectoral levels.

Italy: new collective agreement signed for the sector of domestic work

December, 2020
  • The text contains important updates and simplification measures compared to the previous collective agreement, on categories, qualifications, organisation of work, and salaries.

100 years of the International Organisation of Employer: “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead” (Nelson Mandela)

December, 2020
  • The Centennial of the IOE was celebrated through several virtual centenary-related events, culminated with the General Council of the 24 November 2020.
  • Throughout the discussion participants reflected on the past, present and future of IOE.

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