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The Government approved the extension of the temporary layoffs programs (ERTE) until January 31, ... [more]

The Government approved the extension of the temporary layoffs programs (ERTE) until January 31, 2021. This came in the wake of the pre-agreement reached with all social partners, unions and employers. The agreement raises the exemptions of the business quotas in the case of ERTEs for COVID-19 resurgence, those that companies can present if their activity is affected by restrictions imposed by the authorities.

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Malta Enterprise and the Malta Employers Association signed a cooperation agreement which will en... [more]

Malta Enterprise and the Malta Employers Association signed a cooperation agreement which will enhance collaboration between the two entities in the area of employment relations as well as contributing to MEAINDEX, an online resource for entrepreneurs.

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The Permanent Commission for Social Consultation (CPCS), formed by members of the government and ... [more]

The Permanent Commission for Social Consultation (CPCS), formed by members of the government and the social partners, met in Lisbon to discuss the present COVID-19 situation and the Recovery and Resilience Plan. This is the strategic document in which Portugal will report on the reforms and investments it intends to make using the nearly €15 billion it will receive from the post-COVID-19 EU Recovery Fund.

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The registered unemployment rate in August stood at 3.3%, 0.26 percentage points above the value ... [more]

The registered unemployment rate in August stood at 3.3%, 0.26 percentage points above the value in the same month of 2019, according to data from the National Agency for Employment (ANOFM). The rate increased by 0.03 percentage points compared to July.

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Oil workers organised by the Lederne trade union will go on strike following a breakdown of wage ... [more]

Oil workers organised by the Lederne trade union will go on strike following a breakdown of wage talks. The strike among 43 workers will trigger a shutdown of Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup oilfield, the largest oil-producing field in Western Europe, Lederne said. Members of two other unions, Industri Energi and Safe, separately said they will not go on strike.

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The Government’s New Economic Program (NEP) for the 2021-23 period is set to cover policies that ... [more]

The Government’s New Economic Program (NEP) for the 2021-23 period is set to cover policies that will be implemented not only to support economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis and provide sustainable growth in the coming years, but are also likely to facilitate the employment of young people and people over a certain age and encourage short-term and flexible working models.

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There are many thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of euro of output at risk in the sports... [more]

There are many thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of euro of output at risk in the sports sector because of COVID-19 restrictions. The employment and economic impact of sport is probably higher than recent estimates if one takes account of Labour Force Survey figures, part-time jobs and the higher number of households.

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Trade unions have won a €363 annual payment for civil servants who work at home in their latest c... [more]

Trade unions have won a €363 annual payment for civil servants who work at home in their latest collective agreement. It is the first time that a specific payment for home working has been included in a statutory pay deal. The FNV trade union federation said at the time it planned to make a home working payment part of the coming pay round. The new civil service pay deal also includes a 0.7% pay rise, on top of the 2% increase earlier this year, a €225 one-off bonus and bike lease scheme.

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The food retail sector saw a 3.2% increase in employment in the first half of 2020, largely due t... [more]

The food retail sector saw a 3.2% increase in employment in the first half of 2020, largely due to increased staff numbers at supermarkets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the wider retail sector, employment numbers were down 0.4% in the same period, according to IELKA, Greece's consumer goods research institute. IELKA estimates that the number of food retail jobs increased by 7,000 in the first half of 2020, compared to the previous year.

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The Government is working on a new set of laws to protect foreign workers’ rights, according to t... [more]

The Government is working on a new set of laws to protect foreign workers’ rights, according to the Minister of Employment. The law aims to address the problem of exploited foreign workers who are hesitant to seek help from Finnish authorities for fear of losing their jobs.

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