08 July 2020
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The COVID-19 crisis has taken a heavy toll on labour markets worldwide. In most countries unemployment rates skyrocketed and unemployment insurances claims massively increased. Governments reacted swiftly, strengthening unemployment benefits and job retention schemes – often together with social partners.
The possibility of a second pandemic wave and the risk of labour and social support measures being revoked too soon, could lead to a higher peak in mass unemployment, bringing structural distress on the labour market.
The day after the release of the 2020 OECD Employment Outlook, the TUAC is inviting the OECD to present the report and delve into the impact of the COVID-19 – tracing how it moved from a health to a job crisis. The overarching theme of the Outlook is ‘Job Security’ – tackling issues from unemployment benefit systems for non-standard workers, to employment protection legislation and challenges faced by middle-skill/ income workers.
Stefano SCARPETTA, Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
Stéphane CARCILLO, Head of the Jobs and Income Division, Directorate Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
Moderated by Pierre HABBARD, General Secretary, TUAC
Followed by a discussion.
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