03 December 2020
COVID-19 puts our economies and labour markets under an extreme test. As many economies in Central and Eastern Europe are coping with the second pandemic wave, initial recovery plans and support to maintain jobs and income – despite their unprecedented level – might not be sufficient. The risk of a prolonged recession with multiple downturns and a full-fledged jobs crisis is very concrete.
Two days after the release of the new OECD Economic Outlook, the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) in cooperation with the Hans-Böckler Foundation’s (HBS) Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI) invites to an on-line seminar focussing on a diverse group of neighbouring countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Balkans.
What is the forecast for the coming months and how should governments respond? How can they continue to support employment? What are trade unions’ expectations and workers’ needs? The on-line seminar will bring together OECD economists, experts and union representatives to discuss these challenges.
Followed by Q&A.
Moderated by Pierre HABBARD, General Secretary, TUAC