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EU: European trade union federations issue joint recommendations to EWCs on “anticipating and managing the impact in multinational companies” of Covid-19
Planet Labor, 3 April 2020, n°11804 -

This list of joint recommendations, which were issued at the end of March by all of Europe’s trade union federations (Uni Europa, IndustriAll Europe, EPSU, EFFAT, ETF and EFBW), is aimed at staff representatives in European Works Councils and at companies with the Societas Europaea (SE) status to help them manage the repercussions of Covid-19 at their firms. The recommendations seek to advise representatives “on how they can and should play a role in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis in their company” and “put pressure on management to make sure that the most effective measures are taken in each company site to protect workers’ health, safeguard jobs and support workers’ income” regardless of their employment status.

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