Unions Call for Shortening Working Hours to Save Jobs

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ZAGREB, April 3, 2020 – The SSSH union federation on Friday called on the government to utilise the proposed instrument to reduce working hours that the European Commission has launched in addition to national regulations for the protection of workers and to assist entrepreneurs in bridging this crisis without layoffs.

The EC has proposed a new model for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) worth up to €100 billion which should be adopted at its meeting next week, and it contains short term measures to help protect jobs and workers affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Joining the European Confederation of Trade Unions (ETUC) appeal sent to finance ministers in EU member states and the EU Council, the SSSH union called on the government to support the initiative and to adopt national regulations which would protect workers with public finances and in that way help businesses to bridge the crisis without laying off workers or reducing their salaries.

SURE is urgently needed to prevent huge layoffs, decrease in workers’ income and a recession, SSSH concluded.

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