Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure EU-2020-47/1576 – measures in European Union
|Country||European Union , applies eu-wide (or beyond)|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 16 November 2020|
|Context||COVID-19, Green Transition|
|Type||Non-binding recommendations or other texts|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Measures to support a gradual relaunch of work
|Author||Barbara Surdykowska and Eurofound|
|Measure added||08 December 2020 (updated 13 December 2020)|
Over 20 associations collectively representing the entire European aviation ecosystem have announced a joint commitment to work with policy makers to achieve sustainably and more resiliently from the COVID-19 crisis air transport system whilst supporting the European Union’s Green Deal objectives.
List of signatories:
According to the joint statement in order to restore the public’s confidence in air travel there is a need first and foremost for effective coordination of travel restrictions and requirements imposed by Member States. Such measures should be based on a common set of criteria, data and guidelines provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.
The EU and Member States have been called to prepare, implement and enforce simple and unambiguous rules in that field based on 2 pillars:
Through the Pact, the EU, its Member States and the aviation stakeholders should ensure that social and employment rights enshrined in European and national legislation are applied effectively for all workers. Of particular importance will be effective oversight and enforcement of the social acquis. Equally, there is a need to combat any forms of social injustice or other abuses in the aviation sector.
|Applies to all workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Applies to all citizens|
EU level social partners
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The social partners prepared the statement together.
The social partners jointly support their own initiative.
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|H - Transportation And Storage||H51 Air transport|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Need for recovery of European aviation, measure EU-2020-47/1576 (measures in European Union), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EU-2020-47_1576.html
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