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  1. Event

    Webinar on an inclusive approach to eradicating forced labour in the better normal

  2. Q&A

    ILO support for employers during COVID-19 crisis

    20 May 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has put extraordinary pressure on employers and private sector businesses, to survive and continue to provide decent work. Deborah France Massin, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Employers’ Activities, explains how they have been helping with services and tools, and ensuring that the views of enterprise are represented to decision-makers.

  3. COVID- 19

    An employers’ guide on working from home in response to the outbreak of COVID-19

    18 May 2020

    This guide has been developed by the International Labour Organization Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) to assist EBMOs to provide practical guidance to member companies that have implemented “working from home” protocols for their staff in 2020 as an alternative temporary arrangement during the COVID-19 crisis.

  4. COVID- 19

    Business Continuity Planning: How it can help your business survive COVID-19​

    13 May 2020

  5. COVID 19

    Tripartite Agreement Reached to Pro-rate Wages Based on Varied Levels of Deployment

    08 May 2020

    In Sri Lanka, an ad hoc tripartite taskforce on COVID-19 established to make recommendations on safeguarding the interests of workers and employers through social dialogue. Tripartite interactions within the Task Force led inter alia to a tripartite agreement between the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC), trade unions and the Ministry of Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations. The agreement calls upon employers to pay wages for days worked based on the basic salary, while for any days not worked to either pay at the rate of 50 per cent of the basic wage or Rs 14,500/ (whichever is higher). In addition to ensuring that full salaries would be paid for workers (for March and April), this agreement represented a rare occasion where all stakeholders agreed on a fixed minimum wages at national level.

  6. COVID- 19

    Safe return to work: Guide for employers on COVID-19 prevention

    07 May 2020

    This Guide has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) and contains recommendations for health and safety practices and approaches to COVID-19 prevention.The publication aims to provide general guidance and information to employers on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, to enable workers to return to work safely while keeping the risk of contamination as low as possible. It also provides ideas on how to protect workers’ mental well-being during the pandemic.

  7. COVID- 19

    The six-step COVID-19 business continuity plan

    01 April 2020

    “This six-step COVID-19 business continuity plan has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP). This tool is designed to support EBMOs assist its members during the COVID-19 crisis. It aims to establish the risk profile of an enterprise and the level of vulnerability to COVID-19 in terms of its impact on People, Processes, Profits and Partnerships (the “4Ps”) and develop an effective risk and contingency system for the business.

  8. COVID- 19

    COVID-19 Employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs) public statement template

    30 March 2020

    The public statement enables employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs) to put forward recommendations on COVID-19 to government, unions and other stakeholders.EBMOs should adapt the template to national circumstances and the challenges that EBMO members and enterprises are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. COVID- 19

    Enterprise survey tool: Assessing the needs of enterprises resulting from COVID-19

    30 March 2020

    This tool has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) to help employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs) evaluate the needs of enterprises as a result of COVID-19 crisis. It is composed of two parts: (1) a needs assessment survey, and (2) a template to present the key findings and request assistance to different institutions.

  10. COVID- 19

    An employer's guide on managing your workplace during COVID-19

    30 March 2020

    This Guide has been developed by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) as a general reference for employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs). The idea is to help employers manage their workplace during COVID-19: running the business, protecting workers, and answering some of the workplace relations and occupational safety and health (OSH) questions that are arising.It is based on resources, guides and directives published by the World Health Organization (WHO), governments, employers and EBMOs.