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Newsletter April, 2021

Italian tripartite agreement on a company vaccination plan

April, 2021
  • On 6 April 2021 Italian social partners and the government signed an agreement on a company vaccination plan.
  • It is the first tripartite agreement of this type.
Newsletter February, 2021

Singapore tripartite partners issued guidelines for mental well-being

February, 2021
  • The Singaporean government and social partners work together to build an ecosystem of support for mental wellness.
  • The recommendations are built around three pillars: individual, team and organisational level.
Newsletter January, 2021

Business Botswana in the front line for the implementation of a recovery plan

January, 2021
  • Business Botswana provides concrete suggestions for “building back better” through a Guide on Recovery Plan for the Private Sector

Panama: outcomes of the tripartite Dialogue for Labour Economy and Development, including the regulation on telework

January, 2021
  • The tripartite dialogue concluded with 23 consensual agreements on various matters
  • It triggered the discussion and finalisation of the implementing regulation on telework
Newsletter November, 2020

Slovakia: Changes to labour Code on remote working, fixed-term contracts and representativeness criteria

November, 2020
  • On telework, the Code establishes the rights and obligation of employers and employees.
  • The amendments defined the criteria of representativeness to sit in the Economic and Social Council of the Slovak Republic.
  • The possibility to renew fixed-term contracts has been extended to three years.

Ghana: The role of social dialogue in limiting the social and economic impact of Covid-19

November, 2020
  • Two tripartite Committees designed measures to sustain enterprises, employment and economic resilience.
  • Ghana’s Employers’ Association was at the forefront of these negotiations and successfully presented multiple proposals to support business and as a result employees.

International Labour Office report on the use of peak-level social dialogue, globally and regionally, in the early stage of Covid-19 pandemic

November, 2020
  • The initial phase of the pandemic saw a widespread use of social dialogue processes.
  • In the great majority of countries, social dialogue processes achieved “specific and visible process outcomes”.
  • Most outcomes related to support enterprises, jobs and incomes, and occupational safety and health at the workplace.

International Labour Office factsheet on "the role of social dialogue and the social partners in addressing the consequences of Covid-19 in the informal economy"

November, 2020
  • This short paper provides interesting examples on how social partners have been able to include the informal sector during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

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