Policy Responses and Strategies Newsletter April, 2021 Newsletter March, 2021
- The strategy aims at having a sustainable working life, together with safety at work and respect for laws.
- It echoes the European Pillar of Social Rights and the EU strategic framework on health and safety at work.
- Mandatory vaccination policies continue to be a heavily debated topic amongst Canadian employers
- The Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) periodically updates the state of play of national reforms and the related business’ recommendations
- The plan considers topics such as labour law, social security law, trade union law, SMEs easiness of doing business, among others
- FEI advocacy plan has been successful in a series of reforms, especially on trade and investments
Newsletter February, 2021
- Jobseekers in the Italian Region Veneto are supported with an allowance of a maximum amount of EUR 5.796
- So far the measure has supported 52,775 unemployed persons
- It is a form of successful collaboration between public and private employment services
- The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector (UCCAEP) promotes the economic recovery
- UCCAEP advocates for the approval of the loan from the IMF, to be accompanied by measures that allow for economic recovery, support for the private sector, job creation and a reduction of informality levels
Newsletter January, 2021
- On 15 January 2021, the Irish Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment published its National Remote Work Strategy, called ‘Making Remote Work’.
- The strategy aims at ensuring that “remote working is a permanent feature in the Irish workplace in a way that maximises economic, social and environmental benefits”.
- Business Botswana provides concrete suggestions for “building back better” through a Guide on Recovery Plan for the Private Sector
- The grant secured by the Israelian Government to all its resident citizens was able to stimulate the domestic economy
- Despite its lack of precise target, some redistribution was ensured by the recipients themselves
Newsletter December, 2020
- The US Federal minimum wage of USD $7.25 per hour (less for tipped employees) was last updated in 2009
- 20 US states will progressively increase their minimum wage rates as of January 2021, in certain states up to USD $15-an-hour
Newsletter November, 2020
- Focus on the role of private employment services and the private sector facing the trends of the “future of work”.
- Proposals to ensure that the social impact of these trends meets innovation.
- Covid-19 in Honduras was characterized by high levels of collaboration within the employers’ community.
- COHEP members together advocated for the reopening of businesses and successfully presented possible practical solutions, including safety protocols, gradual reopening, shifts, etc.
- The Adecco Group released the paper “Employability, not only employment. VET, apprenticeships and the urgent need to bridge the skills gap in a post-Covid world”
- Vocational education training (VET) and apprenticeships are the suggested tools to close this gap.
- Once the obstacles for their best use are defined, a coordinated approach is suggested.
Newsletter October, 2020
- The article “a position paper on remote work local country regulation” provides a very clear and straightforward analysis of what must be taken into account when revising or drafting a legislation or regulation on remote work.
- A national campaign was launched to present the positive outcome the private employment service can play to lead the economic recovery in Australia;
- Private employment agency industry has found the right job for 360,000 Australians, including 100,000 jobs during the Covid-19 crisis.
Newsletter September, 2020
- A new “corridor” is established with the National Social Security institution to better support CGEM members on specific problems related to social security
- Small employment improves economic security and mental wellbeing;
- apart from financial contributions, active labour market policies are needed.
- The new trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the USA could limit Mexican companies to export to the US or Canada because of labour disputes.
- The Employer’s federation CCE, provided tools for Mexican business to prevent this from happening.
Newsletter August, 2020
- The Government of Senegal adopted specific measures concerning individual dismissals during the pandemic
- The most representative employers' organisaiton, CNP, played a key role in the management of the crisis
- CNP is presenting key proposal for the economic recovery
- A Committee, composed of governmental members and representatives of the business sectors, met nine times to monitor the economic situation and present concrete solutions.
Newsletter July, 2020
- 4,021 companies replied to NECA’s survey on the direct and indirect impact of the pandemic on their operation;
- A series of request was compiled and was presented to the Government.
Newsletter July, 2020
- the possibility to choose where to work has a positive impact on motivation and productivity
- the organisation of work has also improved
Newsletter May, 2020
- ACCI actions on employment and businesses recovery;
- Certain challenges with regards to productivity and collective agreements remain.
- ACCI changes at the organisational level
- BEF published a study on possible scenarios, impact of COVID-19 and the consequences on the Bangladeshi labour market and economy.
- BEF also produced an “Aide-Mémoire” to serve as a checklist for employers, managers, supervisors and workers when the factories reopen post COVID-19.
- On the basis of the study and the consequences on the Bangladeshi labour market and economy, BEF advocated for realistic assessment in support of enterprises and business to allow them to create jobs.
- Self-employed workers affected by the crisis entitled to an allowance.