ETUC Briefing Note on Short Time Work Measures Across Europe
Throughout Europe trade unions are negotiating short time work schemes with both employers and governments so that workers are not let go during the COVID-19 lockdown but instead continue to receive their wages or a percentage of their wages.
Trade unions have concluded a number of far-reaching agreements that achieve the triple objective of protecting business, maintaining employment and ensuring that when we come out of lockdown we are in the best position to restart our economies and societies.
There are different types of short-time work schemes and there are numerous arguments in favour:
Please access the full briefing note here for an overview of short time work measures adopted during the current COVID-19 crisis.