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A comparison of health care systems in Europe: structural trends in the face of Covid-19

Davide Dazzi, Ires Emilia-Romagna and OpenCorporation

In continuity with what has already been reported in a previous article on the different relationship between public and private in national health systems in the face of the Covid-19 threat, an attempt will be made here to give a comparative observation point to understand how the capacity to react in the present also depends on divergent structural trends in national health systems in Europe. And if indeed the “post Coronavirus” must be different from the “before”, it becomes more and more important to question the way it was before.

Hungary and Covid-19: impact on tourism

Lajos Böröcz, Hungarian Hospitality Employers’ Association Secretary General

The events promised catastrophic consequences for the the tourism sector. Almost all the 1050 hotels have also closed the doors in lack of guests and tens of thousands of sectoral employees have returned from their Austrian, German, British restaurants-hotels, that have also closed down.

ETUI training: react and relaunch

by Ilaria Costantini, Education Officer ETUI

ETUI training offer is usually made of face to face activities and online courses. Current constraints are requiring us to react by rethinking our offer and the way we reach out our potential participants. That’s why we’re about informing all our contact persons working in national Trade Unions about a series of online courses open for registrations

What is the #CoronaVirus current and future situation in relation to EWC activities

by Gabriele Guglielmi, Filcams CGIL International Policies Coordinator

During this emergency we have all understood how much value the “time factor” has, let’s immediately open a discussion on what the current #CoronaVirus situation is and will be like in the future for EWC activity and for training, even remotely, of EWC members.

Spain in the Covid-19 breakout: a common solution to exit the crisis and decide the future

by Michela Albarello, CCOO Catalunya

In Spain, a country that was seriously hit just as Italy, sanitary measures have been implemented to support economy and employment.

The slow, halting and confused response to the Coronavirus outbreak in USA

by Matt Hancock, organization development consultant

In the same day that the United States Senate approved the largest economic stimulus package in history, Americans learned that there were now more cases of COVID-19 in the US than in any other country, surpassing both China and Italy.

Map of essential undertakings (DPCM 11 and 22 March 2020) by province

by Davide Dazzi, OpenCorporation

After the publication of the DPCM (Prime Ministerial Decree) of 22 March and the list of ateco codes[1] of companies deemed essential, a surreal debate ensued, one to which we wish to participate offering some maps and data on the number of potentially open or closed companies and related employees following the implementation of the decrees

COVID-19 and the various national healthcare systems: elements for comparison

di Davide Dazzi, Ires Emilia-Romagna e OpenCorporation

The Covid-19 virus has inevitably rekindled attention towards the balance of the health system and the different models of relationship between public and private not only in Italy but also on a global level. In fact, it’s clear how much of the American democratic primaries has been played on the different scenarios, proposed by the various candidates, regarding interventions on public healthcare. The national response to Covid-19 is closely dependent on the responsiveness of the health system and how public and private will work together. It is therefore important to understand the structural characteristics of national health systems in order to understand also how the difficulties in present response depends on previous “political”

FCA-PSA: the different faces of participation

by Goffredo Michele di Palma , Mitbestimmung

The extent and transversality of participatory practices render the subject matter the focus of cyclical interventions by the political representations; apart from the necessary exceptions, these are very often rather general declarations of intent or for electoral purposes. It is more complex to analyse the causes that lead a company to adopt participatory arrangements or a government to approve rules on employee representation in corporate governance and control bodies

Gig economy and industrial relations: beyond food delivery

All trade unions show a certain dynamism in trying to intercept platform workers but unions are affected as well by a generally unbalanced public debate on forms of “on location” online work with public visibility: the issue of food delivery is mainly at the centre of trade union commitment, when, in reality, cloud work and domestic work represent more widespread forms of online work