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National and Global Agreements in the Garment Sector: When?

by Víctor Garrido Sotomayor Secretariat for International Trade Union Action of CCOO-Industry

Due to the tremendous social and economic situation that we are experiencing as a result of the healthcare crisis produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are heading towards a profound global crisis that may have devastating effects on the garment industry. We are obliged to tackle it with a joint response on the part of all interest groups that have responsibility in the sector of the Fashion Industry, in order to contribute towards its continuity and future.
#garment #ccoo #industriALL #covid-19

Delivery riders in the time of COVID-19 between Europe and regionalisms

by Antonio Prisco, Union Riders Napoli

The current health crisis linked to the pandemic contagion from COVID-19 shows more and more clearly the need to start anew from the last, so as not to leave anyone behind. In the working environment, those who are suffering throughout Europe the greatest exacerbation of their condition of discomfort are the already defined “atypical” linked to the gig economy, the delivery riders.
#covid19 #gigeconomy #rider

A sector on ice – Tourism in Europe amid COVID-19

by Kristjan Bragason, General Secretary of EFFAT

With all of Europe having implemented at least some form of lockdown, the consequences for the EFFAT sectors have been profound, if unequal. Worst hit, by far, is Tourism, with millions of jobs at risk, and uncertain prospects for recovery. Travel restrictions and the enforced closure of businesses deemed non-essential have brought almost all tourism-related activity to a grinding halt.
#covid-19 #effat #tourism

Brief considerations on the organization of work and union relations in times of anti-contagion emergencies

by Ornella La Tegola, Researcher of the University of Bari, expert on diversity of CTS OpenCorporation

The Covid-19 emergency imposed an adaptation of work organisation and health protection measures in the workplace. It is, in fact, time to reflect on the relationship between the needs dictated by the health emergency and the regulatory framework normally set up to protect the health and safety of workers (and also their privacy) and the role of the trade union.

Training of EWC members in the face of Covid-19: proposals, solutions and issues

Bruno Demaître, ETUI Education Officer interviewed by Gabriele Guglielmi, Filcams Cgil International Policies Coordinator

The ETUI already started delivering training for EWCs as early as the 1990s, after the first Directive had been published. As the number of EWCs started to grow, the number of demands for training also increased gradually. The right to training as included in the 2009 recast Directive gave a further boost.

The value of taxation: playing cards face up

By Anna Maria Romano, CGIL Tuscany, Vice President UNI-Europe Finance, financial expert for CTS Open Corporation

Public welfare is paid for with our money. There is no discussion. Taxes are the only tool for financing public services. Luxembourg, Belgium, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta and Hungary are, together with the Netherlands, the countries in which fiscal dumping policies cause an unbalance in the Community context.

Germany and Covid-19 – The Various Responses to COVID-19 Hide the Need for a Common Approach

By Michael Whittall and Mae Whittall

We should not let the praise for Germany’s COVID-19 response blind us to the fact that the country has underlying social problems, too. Like journalists’ reporting on the Virus, social scientists have at times been complicit in ignoring the neo-liberal tendencies in the European Union’s leading economy.

Information and consultation at the Covid-19 test: videoconferencing

by Giorgio Verrecchia, expert in Labour Law of CTS OpenCorporation

As is well known, the objective pursued by the European legislator is to improve the right to information and consultation of employees in Community undertakings in its dual role of protecting the “harmonious development” of economic activities and the fundamental right of employees and their representatives.