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ETUC on SURE & short-time work

Apr 01 2020, 12:53    ETUC

01.04.2020 Press release ETUC on SURE & short-time work Responding to the European Commission’s announcement of the SURE short-time work scheme, ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini said: “We are very pleased the European Commission has listened to our request to fast track the launch of the SURE unemployment reinsurance scheme and support short-time work measures. “The situation of working people affected by the COVID-19 breakdown is deteriorating every hour and the last …


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