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Newsletter March, 2021

Philippines: legislative changes on Covid-19-related sick leave, social security contributions and unemployment insurance

March, 2021

The Filipino House of Representatives approved a series of Bills related to the pandemic and having important repercussions on employers

Newsletter February, 2021

Costa Rican Employers’ Association presents proposals for the economic recovery

February, 2021
  • The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector (UCCAEP) promotes the economic recovery
  • UCCAEP advocates for the approval of the loan from the IMF, to be accompanied by measures that allow for economic recovery, support for the private sector, job creation and a reduction of informality levels
Newsletter January, 2021

Business Botswana in the front line for the implementation of a recovery plan

January, 2021
  • Business Botswana provides concrete suggestions for “building back better” through a Guide on Recovery Plan for the Private Sector

Results of the Israelian grant to all its citizens in August 2020

January, 2021
  • The grant secured by the Israelian Government to all its resident citizens was able to stimulate the domestic economy
  • Despite its lack of precise target, some redistribution was ensured by the recipients themselves

The best and worst of Covid-19 responses, Adecco analysis of 20 countries

January, 2021
  • The paper provides a comparison of policy responses based on macroeconomic and pandemic indicators
  • This is a useful tool for policy action and advocacy purposes
  • 20 countries and their responses by October 2020 were examined
Newsletter November, 2020

Ghana: The role of social dialogue in limiting the social and economic impact of Covid-19

November, 2020
  • Two tripartite Committees designed measures to sustain enterprises, employment and economic resilience.
  • Ghana’s Employers’ Association was at the forefront of these negotiations and successfully presented multiple proposals to support business and as a result employees.

International Labour Office report on the use of peak-level social dialogue, globally and regionally, in the early stage of Covid-19 pandemic

November, 2020
  • The initial phase of the pandemic saw a widespread use of social dialogue processes.
  • In the great majority of countries, social dialogue processes achieved “specific and visible process outcomes”.
  • Most outcomes related to support enterprises, jobs and incomes, and occupational safety and health at the workplace.

International Labour Office factsheet on "the role of social dialogue and the social partners in addressing the consequences of Covid-19 in the informal economy"

November, 2020
  • This short paper provides interesting examples on how social partners have been able to include the informal sector during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

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