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Newsletter April, 2021

Post pandemic working arrangements, productivity increase and remote work potential analysed by McKinsey & Company

April, 2021
  • Recent research shows how post pandemic organisation of work may respond to employees preferred working arrangements and how this affects productivity
  • The hybrid model of both remote and office work emerged as the desired work arrangement
  • Only certain occupations and tasks are able to be conducted in this way. Important differences among countries are showcased.

Global Development of International Labour Standards, a new IOE publication

April, 2021
  • The International Organisation of Employers (IOE) has contributed a publication for an international comparative guide.
  • The chapter provides an overview of the development of International Labour Standards (ILS), including the processes of standard-setting, ratification, and supervisory procedures at the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

International Labour Organisation Committee on Freedom of Association, Outcome of the March 2021 session

April, 2021
  • Summary of the legal basis and role of this ILO organ
  • Relevant cases examined in the March 2021 session dealt with essential services during strike action and the violation of trade union rights

International migration and innovative start-ups: the IOE-Seedstars Migration challenge

April, 2021
  • At the end of the GFMD 2021 Summit, the winner of the IOE-Seedstars Migration challenge was proclaimed: it is the tech start-up DignifAI, providing concrete support to the employment of migrant population in the Colombian-Venezuelan and Brazilian-Venezuelan borders.
  • A new migration challenge for 2022 was just launched
Newsletter March, 2021

International migration: a roundup of the Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit

March, 2021
  • The GFMD 2021 Summit dealt with the topic of “The future of human mobility: innovative partnerships for sustainable development”
  • The representative of employers, the Business Advisory Group on Migration, presented a series of six recommendations, including enhanced public-private cooperation, improved legal pathways for employment and better leveraging of technology

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
Newsletter February, 2021

IOE and WEC propose the road to a sustainable recovery for employment and decent work

February, 2021
  • Based on four drivers (informality, private sector growth, creating opportunities and digital transformation), the report puts forward a series of policy recommendations for sustained job recovery

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.

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