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Newsletter August, 2020

Inditex and IndustriALL joint statement to support the economic and social recovery of the global garment industry through Covid-19 crisis

August, 2020
  • The joint statement focused on topics such as freedom of association and collective bargaining, social dialogue, occupational health and safety, social responsible practices and the stability of payments.

The Algerian “multipartite” Commission started its works

August, 2020
  • The Algerian government established a national commission to discuss the Covid-19 impact
  • The dialogue is considered as a pre-condition to Covid-19 recovery
  • Employers put forward several proposals for recovery

Uruguayan Superior Tripartite Council agreed on wage increase for 2021

August, 2020
  • The social partners agreed for the Commerce and Services sector a nominal increase of wages of 3% as of 1 January 2021, with one additional point for the lowest salaries.  

WEC Social Impact Report 2020: an analysis of social protection coverage across diverse forms of work

August, 2020
  • The World Employment Confederation (WEC) released its annual Social Impact Report on 6 August 2020.
  • Different important social protection coverage according to the form of work are reported.

IOE prepares its Centenary Summit on 2 September 2020

August, 2020
  • IOE members will virtually gather on 2 September 2020
  • The meeting will focus on business input to a reset of multilateral relations

Fourteen Governments signed a joint statement to improve seafarers and shipowners’ conditions in Covid-19 times

August, 2020
  • Covid-19 crisis stranded seafarers and deteriorated safety in the maritime sector.
  • The joint statement acknowledged the need to change crew despite the travel restrictions and indicated ways to overcome this problem.
  • To date the situation has not improved.

Morocco: outcomes of the Economic Monitoring Committee

August, 2020
  • A Committee, composed of governmental members and representatives of the business sectors, met nine times to monitor the economic situation and present concrete solutions.

Eurofound policy brief on employees’ involvement in decision making: key insights for employers

August, 2020
  • Eurofound recently published a policy brief on “How does employees’ involvement in decision-making benefit organisations?”.
  • The higher is the employees’ involvement the best companies are benefited.

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