10 April 2020
TUAC launched its recommendations for “Making Good Use of the OECD Guidelines for MNEs” as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Workplace structures are essential for a smooth return to economic activity after confinements to prevent contagion. The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises set the global standard to build supply chain capacity for a positive return to business. Governments should prioritise policies that lead to workplace structures to carry us forward. Read the latest TUAC recommendations for “Making Good Use of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic”
As of 1 March 2020, workplace structures had limited capacity to prevent and remedy the health risks in the Covid-19 pandemic and have even less capacity today under lock-down.
Policies should drive towards the widest and most inclusive workplace structures possible, as a way to mitigate risks of uncertainty leading to industrial disputes. Multi-employer bargaining models at a national and/or sectoral level are an effective model.