Published on 2nd February 2022
“The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating and reinforcing long-term trends in the European labour markets”, explains Sonja van Lieshout, Chair of the Employers Delegation of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue on temporary agency work. “Working towards more dynamic, inclusive and resilient labour markets through labour market transitions and enabling the (re-) allocation role that our industry can play is therefore of utmost importance.”
Addressing the economic and social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been an important element of the EU Sectoral Social Dialogue on temporary agency work in the past years, starting in April 2020 with a first set of joint recommendations focused on “Protecting workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, safeguarding work and preparing for an inclusive economic and social recovery”. The matter remains central in the joint Work Programme for the period 2021-2023 adopted by the sector’s social partners in May 2021.
The new Joint Recommendations of February 2022 focus on moving towards more dynamic, inclusive and resilient labour markets in Europe and address the following main elements:
The joint recommendations adopted by the sectoral social partners have been discussed and negotiated at European level, but they are equally important to foster and guide labour market reforms at national level in the EU Member States.
Partnerships are more than ever necessary if we want to recover from the Covid-19 crisis! The European Sectoral Social Partners for the temporary agency work sector, the World Employment Confederation-Europe ...Find out more