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Newsletter July, 2020

Developments on the Call to Action in the garment sector

July, 2020
  • An International Working Group met regularly to implement the Call
  • 8 Priority countries were identified
  • A first contact was taken with financial Institutions and donors

International Organisations Published Trackers on Economic and Social Measures and Social Partners’ Participation in Times of Covid-19

July, 2020
  • Detailed information is available online on economic sustainability and income support measures.

Spain introduced the Minimum Vital Income, a measure to fight against poverty independent of employment active search

July, 2020
  • The Minimum Vital Income is ensured to all low-income individuals or families, for as long as their income conditions do not improve.
  • It is not linked to other subsidies or active search of employment.
Newsletter May, 2020

Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF) Assessing the Impact of the Crisis

May, 2020
  • BEF published a study on possible scenarios, impact of COVID-19 and the consequences on the Bangladeshi labour market and economy.
  • BEF also produced an “Aide-Mémoire” to serve as a checklist for employers, managers, supervisors and workers when the factories reopen post COVID-19.   
  • On the basis of the study and the consequences on the Bangladeshi labour market and economy, BEF advocated for realistic assessment in support of enterprises and business to allow them to create jobs.

Swiss Employers’ Federations Successfully Advocated for Extended Economic Benefits to the Self-Employed Workers

May, 2020
  • Self-employed workers affected by the crisis entitled to an allowance.

Global Action in the Garment Industry

May, 2020
  • Employers, workers and major brands joined a call for action to support the garment industry.
  • An international working group was established in the upcoming weeks.

Common Goals for the European Social Partners

May, 2020
  • European social partners present their common goals to the European Union Institutions.
  • Social partners indicated the measures to be taken during the emergency, exit and recovery phases of the crisis.

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