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-2021-10/1920 – measures in European Union
|Country||European Union , applies eu-wide (or beyond)|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 04 March 2021|
|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||17 June 2021 (updated 29 June 2021)|
European social partners in the hotel, restaurant and café sector: HOTREC and the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT), call on the EU and Member States to continue their efforts to save the sector from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, thus:
HOTREC is the umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and Cafes and similar establishments in Europe, which brings together 44 National associations in 33 countries, and is the voice of the hospitality industry in Europe.
EFFAT represents 116 national trade unions from 37 European countries, and defends the interests of more than 25 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations, and transnational companies.
Sectoral social partners indicated that they expect the following actions from the EU institutions and national governments.
|Applies to all workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners jointly
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||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
This is own initiative of sectoral social partners.
Sectoral social partners have supportive view to their own initiative.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|I56 Food and beverage service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Social partners: the need to continue support for European hospitality sector, measure EU-2021-10/1920 (measures in European Union), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EU-2021-10_1920.html
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