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Newsletter October, 2020

Federation of West African Employers’ Organisations (FOPAO) provides the business perspective to the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO) on Covid-19 recovery

October, 2020
  • FOPAO focused on support companies, diversification, employment support, health and safety of workers beyond Covid-19.

Social partners of the countries of the European Union: a new study to assess capacity gaps and needs for effective social dialogue

October, 2020
  • The study showed how the weakness of social partners and lack of representativeness can hinder effective social dialogue;
  • Legislative reforms and a supportive role of the state are key to improve social dialogue processes.
  • Employers stressed on the need to ensure autonomy of the social partners and sufficient room for manoeuvre.

Violation of EU General Data Protection Regulation can result in heavy fines for companies

October, 2020
  • GDPR covers all data protection, including employment data and customer data.
  • Companies should carefully control the respect for the Regulation to avoid heavy penalties.
Newsletter August, 2020

New Law on licensing for private employment agencies in South Australia

August, 2020
  • In July 2020, the amended Labour Hire Licensing Act entered into force in South Australia.
  • The amendments narrow the licensing needs for staffing (labour hire) companies to specific sectors and businesses.
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.

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.

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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