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Newsletter April, 2021

Swedish government releases its strategy on a “good working environment”

April, 2021
  • The strategy aims at having a sustainable working life, together with safety at work and respect for laws.
  • It echoes the European Pillar of Social Rights and the EU strategic framework on health and safety at work.

Argentina introduces a law on telework

April, 2021
  • The law and its implementing Regulation were strongly criticised by Argentinian social partners, mainly for the poor quality of prior consultation, that failed to take into account the input of the social partners, specially the comments introduced by the private sector. 
  • The main issues concern the difficulty of implementation of the clauses of reversibility, right to disconnect, employees with special care responsibilities and contracts for non-residents.

Italy adopts a compulsory vaccination approach for care personnel

April, 2021
  • Violation of this law entails the transfer to another type of work or, if this is not possible, the suspension from tasks or duties that involve interpersonal contacts and the risk to spread the virus.

Hungary reform on Labour Inspection

April, 2021
  • It introduced Flexibility in the sanctioning of infringements, among others;
  • The reform lacked proper consultation with the social partners, especially on the content of the regulatory Decrees.

Uruguay adopts a law on working time during vaccination

April, 2021
  • Employees that get Covid-19 vaccination have a justified leave of 4 hours from work

Viet Nam new Labour Code entered into force in January 2021

April, 2021
  • The new legislative framework is in line with the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, as established in several trade agreements signed by Viet Nam;
  • New laws and policies put greater emphasis on social dialogue at the workplace and collective bargaining.
Newsletter March, 2021

Voluntary vaccination and employers’ responsibilities in Canada

March, 2021
  • Mandatory vaccination policies continue to be a heavily debated topic amongst Canadian employers

Federation of Egyptian Industries presented an advocacy plan to favour industrial growth and encourage foreign direct investment

March, 2021
  • The Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) periodically updates the state of play of national reforms and the related business’ recommendations
  • The plan considers topics such as labour law, social security law, trade union law, SMEs easiness of doing business, among others
  • FEI advocacy plan has been successful in a series of reforms, especially on trade and investments

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