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Newsletter September, 2020

Germany legislation on funds for training during the short-time work scheme duration

September, 2020
  • A draft legislation is under discussion to support investments in training during the operation of  the short time work scheme. 
Newsletter July, 2020

Turkish social partners joint statement on measures to facilitate the normalisation process

July, 2020
  • Social partners requested the government to extend the short-term working allowance scheme until the end of 2020.
  • They also suggested that businesses paying the wage differences between short-term and normal wages should be provided more incentives and exemption of income tax
Newsletter July, 2020

International Organisations Published Trackers on Economic and Social Measures and Social Partners’ Participation in Times of Covid-19

July, 2020
  • Detailed information is available online on economic sustainability and income support measures.
Newsletter May, 2020

Italian Energy Companies and Trade Unions Develop an “Holiday Bank” System to Avoid a Suspension of Work

May, 2020
  • Employees can donate their hours of work to a “holiday bank” to distribute among other employees.

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.

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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