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Newsletter July, 2020

Costa Rica: Strike regulation goes through an important reform

July, 2020
  • The new legislation defines legal strike as opposed to illegal strike, and sets the conditions for legality.
  • It also distinguishes between essential services and services of transcendental importance and many other important specificities.

Belgium: Covid-19 as an occupational disease extended to employees in essential services

July, 2020
  • Belgian legislation established recognition of Covid-19 as an occupational disease in various sectors, but for a limited period of time;
  • After consultation, social partners agreed to this new legislation
Newsletter May, 2020

American Staffing Industry and Retail Industry Team up

May, 2020
  • Two key industries help placement of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic

Examples of Essential Services Exempted from Suspension

May, 2020
  • Specific laws were enacted in France, New Zealand, Ontario (Canada) and South Africa containing a list of essential services that could continue operating during the pandemic.
  • Employment services were considered essential in France, New Zealand and Ontario.
  • Employers’ organisations were included in the list in New Zealand.

Temporary Agency Work Industry: Joint Recommendations from the European Sectoral Social Partners

May, 2020
  • WEC-Europe and Uni-Europe published joint recommendations for the temporary agency work industry to mitigate the impact of the crisis and prepare for the recovery.
  • This joint effort is addressed to employment agencies and their user undertakings, as well as governments and policymakers.

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