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Newsletter July, 2020

Austria: Social Partners Agree on the “Corona Short-Time Working Scheme”

July, 2020
  • Well-developed social dialogue and partnership in Austria achieved significant outcomes during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Starting in March 2020, the existing short-time working scheme has been adapted and extended to the needs of employers and workers in the Covid-19 crisis.
Newsletter May, 2020

Australia: Jobs Finder Programme for Connecting Employment Agencies and Job Seekers

May, 2020
  • The Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association (RCSA) finalised a partnership with the State of Queensland (Australia) to connect professional recruitment and staffing agencies with job seekers during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  • The Jobs Finder Programme rewards employment agencies that manage to place job seekers into high priority areas.

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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