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Newsletter November, 2020

Argentina: Social partners signed a collective agreement for an extraordinary and temporary bonus in the metallurgical sector

November, 2020
  • The bonus is not part of the salary.
  • Social peace must be ensured during the duration of the agreement.

Switzerland: Renewal of the collective agreement for the staffing sector

November, 2020
  • Social partners of the staffing sector agreed to renew the collective agreement on outsourcing of services (“Location de services”) valid for the entire country and signed the first time in 2012.
  • The collective agreement defines working conditions and remuneration steps, as well as training possibilities and social security conditions.
Newsletter October, 2020

Tripartite dialogue in Zambia: pandemic related exemptions to the Employment Code Act will become permanent and revise the Act

October, 2020
  • Social dialogue paved the road to a change into the Employment Code Act
  • Social partners agreement was key to achieve a consensual decision with the Government
Newsletter May, 2020

Germany: An Innovative Collective Agreement for the Metal and Electrical Industry

May, 2020
  • A new collective agreement sought to mitigate the impact from Covid-19 outbreak for businesses and workers in the metal and electrical industry until the end of 2020.
  • Key elements of the agreement were the suspension of wage increases and the facilitation of short-term working schemes.

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