Press releases

COVID 19 - EFBWW INFO FROM AND FOR EFBWW AFFILIATES

25/03/2020

The COVID-19 crisis has turned into a European and global health crisis. More and more countries are taking measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Most countries are practicing some kind of “confinement”. Some countries are going in a complete lockdown.

These measures have an enormous impact on economies, on social and political life and on society as a whole. In some countries, our industries have come to a complete standstill. In other countries, no or very little measures have been taken until now.

Faced with the current health situation, the EFBWW and its affiliates are very concerned about the fact that many workers in our sectors:

- cannot work from home;
- cannot respect the requirements related to social distancing;
- do not possess the necessary protective equipment or work on sites with very basic (hygienic) facilities, etc.
- are posted or migrant workers and quite often have to live together in groups in very basic accommodations and are quite often employed via precarious contracts (self-employed, zero-hours contract, mini-job,…).

The COVID-19 is first and foremost a health crisis. The EFBWW wants to remind all that health insurance and social protection are basic human rights and should be treated as such: health before profit!
The EFBWW will start to prepare a position paper for targeted European measures to support jobs in our industries after the end of this crisis. We believe our industries will be crucial for a quick economic recovery. And we believe our industries are crucial for a just transition towards a carbon neutral society in 2050.

 

 and ITUC website (www.ituc-csi.org/covid-19-responses?lang=en)

• EFBWW and BWI focus on COVID 19 for the WMD 2020 (poster in English, French, German and Spanish)

The EFBWW has prepared a motion and a document with 26 concrete demands for the coming 12 months to guide the economic recovery in the Covid-19 era. The Executive Committee adopted these documents at its meeting today.

The EFBWW approved its position on the European Green Deal at its Executive Committee meeting, which took place today.

  • Joint statements with sectoral employer federations

Joint statement of the European social partners of the Construction industry on COVID-19 crisis

Joint statement of the European social partners of the Woodworking and Furniture Industries on COVID-19 crisis

 

EU-OSHA Guidance for the workplace

Guidance

Back to the workplace - Adapting workplaces and protecting workers (available in English, Italian, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Danish, Swedish)

 

Responses from our affiliates to the Corona / COVID-19 crisis:
In the past days, we have seen that EFBWW affiliates are working hard to find appropriate, sometimes very creative answers to protect workers. Taking into account the specific framework that might exist in different countries related to health insurance, social protection, labour relations, and ways to support workers and companies, we have asked affiliates to fill in a COVID-19 questionnaire, with the objective to make an inventory of actions, as we believe everyone can learn from experiences in other countries.
You can find specific responses listed per country.
Many affiliates have set up specific webpages related to COVID-19. These are also listed. If we have received other materials, we have also added them.

 

Austria

GBH page with all information and communication related to COVID-19: www.gbh-news.at/corona-info/

GBH reply to EFBWW questionnaire

GBH reply to updated questionnaire

Belgium

Press release (NL/FR) - Framework for Building activities during COVID-19 

Pamflet (NL)/ Pamflet (FR) - Sectoral framework for building activities during COVID-19

Constructiv guidelines preventive measures on construction sites (NL and FR)

ACV-CSC BIE
https://www.hetacv.be/acvbie/nieuws-en-persberichten (NL)
https://www.lacsc.be/cscbie/actualites-et-communiques-de-presse (FR)

ACV-CSC BIE reply to updated questionnaire   -   Communiqué de presse ERMG   -   Cadre Sectoriel   -     Déclaration sectorielle des partenaires

ACCG ABVV-FGTB
https://www.accg.be/nl/sector/bouw (NL)
https://www.accg.be/fr/secteur/construction (FR)

The ACCG has started a campaign for the recognition of COVID-19 as a profissional disease. Please click the link below to sign the petition:

https://www.accg.be/fr/actualite/20200427-pour-la-reconnaissance-du-covid-19-comme-maladie-professionnelle-pour-tous-les-secteurs-essentiels

AC ABVV reply to EFBWW questionnaire

AC ABVV reply to the EFBWW questionnaire regarding Woodworking and Furniture sector

AC ABVV reply to the EFBWW questionnaire regarding Cement industry

AC ABVV reply to the EFBWW questionnaire regarding Concrete industry

CGSLB
www.cgslb.be (NL/FR)

Croatia

SGH: general website

http://www.sgh.hr/

Czech Republic

OS STAVBA: general website

http://www.osstavba.cz/

Denmark

BAT:

BAT reply to EFBWW questionnaire

3F : webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://tema.3f.dk/en/3fsprog/corona

3F/CO reply to EFBWW questionnaire

Leaflet tripartite agreement

Malerforbundet: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
http://www.maler.dk/corona

Dansk El-Forbund: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.def.dk/node/5781

Dansk Metal: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.danskmetal.dk/feed/sider/saadan-forholder-du-dig-til-covid-19.aspx

Co-industri: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.co-industri.dk/artikler/co-industri-og-di-indgaar-aftale-om-force-majeure-og-covid-19

Blik-og Rørarbejderforbundet: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.blikroer.dk/corona

Finland

Rakennusliitto: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://rakennusliitto.fi/2020/03/13/rakennusliiton-tapahtumia-siirretaan-ja-perutaan/

Teollisuusliitto: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.teollisuusliitto.fi/2020/03/seuraa-liiton-ohjeistuksia-koronavirukseen-liittyen/

Reply to updated questionnaire  -   Business Cycle survey of the Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industry

PRO: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.proliitto.fi/uutiset/tyossa-terveena/kysymyksia-ja-vastauksia-koronaviruksesta-kootusti

France

FO
https://www.force-ouvriere.fr/coronavirus-fo-vous-repond?lang=fr
https://www.preventionbtp.fr/

COVID Guide from OPPBTP

CFDT: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus

https://www.cfdt-construction-bois.fr/actu-covid-19/actus-juridiques.html

FNCB reply to EFBWW questionnaire

FNCB reply to updated questionnaire

FNSCBA-CGT: General website
www.construction.cgt.fr

Fédération BATI - MAT - T.P. / CFTC : General Website
www.batimattp-cftc.fr

Germany

IG BAU: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://igbau.de/Informationen-zu-Corona.html

Press Release (DE) - Safety First 

FAQ (DE) - Hygiene prescriptions

Fact sheet (DE / ROM / POL / Serbocroat) for building site

Situation Germany

IG Metall: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.igmetall.de/service/ratgeber/coronavirus-was-arbeitnehmer-jetzt-wissen-sollten

Greece

Greek Federation of Workers and Employees in Cement Industry

https://www.omtsim.gr/articles/metra-prostasias-tis-dimosias-ygeias-mesw-prolipsis-kata-tis-diasporas-tou-koronoiou-covid-19-se-xwrous-ergasias/

Ireland

SIPTU: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
http://www.siptu.ie/media/covid-19/

SIPTU reply to updated questionnaire

Italy

Poster on measures to be taken against Covid-19 (outcome of a Protocol signed by Italian Government and Social Partners on 25/03)

A protected building site is built together

FENEAL-UIL: general website
www.fenealuil.it

FILCA-CISL: general website
www.filca.cisl.it

Leaflet Cura Italia

Leaflet hygiene

Leaflet Special measures

WEBINAR 9 April 2020 Toolbox 1 2 3 4 5 6 Guideline Video

FILLEA-CGIL: general website
www.filleacgil.it

Fillea-CGIL letter (English, French, Romanian and Albanian) and leaflet (English, French, Romanian and Albanian) informing migrant workers about their rights

FENEAL-UIL, FILCA-CISL, FILLEA-CGIL reply to updated questionnaire

Briefing in easing the Lockdown measures

Agreement and Protocol with ANCE, ACI-PL, ANAEPA CONFARTIGIANTO, CNA COSTRUZIONI, FIAE CASARTIGIANI, CLAAI, CONFAPI ANIEM and TRADE UNIONS

Agreement: main aspects

Protocol MIT and TRADE UNIONS

Protocol MIT, ANAS, RFI, ANE and TRADE UNIONS

Lithuania

LMPF
http://www.lmpf.lt/2020/03/15/pasiulytos-priemones-kaip-organizuoti-darba-ekstremalios-situacijos-metu/

Luxembourg

OGB-L: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
http://www.ogbl.lu/publications/ogbl-infos-covid-19/

LCGB: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://lcgb.lu/coronavirus-news/

The Netherlands

FNV: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.fnv.nl/corona

National measures
Declaration Labour Foundation (Stichting van de Arbeid) regarding Corona
Protocol ‘Continuing work safely together’

CNV: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.cnvvakmensen.nl/themas/coronavirus

Norway

Norsk Arbeidsmandsforbund: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://arbeidsmandsforbundet.no/informasjon-om-koronavirus/

EL og IT forbundet: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://elogit.no/informasjon-om-coronasituasjonen

Industri Energi: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.industrienergi.no/nyhet/here-you-can-read-workrelated-questions-and-answers/

Fellesforbundet: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.fellesforbundet.no/aktuelt/nyheter/2020/koronasituasjonen-i-fellesforbundet/

Fellesforbundet reply to EFBWW questionnaire

BNL recommendations

Poland

Solidarnosc: general website
http://www.solidarnosc.org.pl/aktualnosci/wiadomosci

Budowlani reply to EFBWW questionnaire

Slovak Republic

IOZ: general website

https://www.ioz.sk/

https://www.korona.gov.sk/

Slovenia

SDGD: general website

www.sdgd.si

https://www.zsss.si/korona-virus/

Spain

Joint Press release UGT FICA/CCOO Construcción y Servicios

UGT FICA: general website
www.ugt-fica.org

CCOO Construcción y Servicios: general website
https://construccionyservicios.ccoo.es/

ELA Industry and Construction Federation: general website
www.ela.eus

Sweden

GS: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.gsfacket.se/sv/press/nyheter/fragor-och-svar-gallande-covid-19/

Byggnads: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.byggnads.se/aktuellt/2020/information-om-nya-coronaviruset/

Svenska Elektrikerförbundet: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.sef.se/om-oss/nyheter/2020/information-med-anledning-av-det-nya-coronaviruset-covid-19/

Svenska Malareförbundet: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.malarna.nu/om-oss/nyheter/2019/fragor--svar--corona/

Unionen: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.unionen.se/rad-och-stod/coronaviruset

Information on sector specific agreements related to COVID

SEKO: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.seko.se/press-och-aktuellt/svar-pa-vanliga-fragor-om-corona/

Switzerland

UNIA: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://www.unia.ch/de/arbeitswelt/von-a-z/coronavirus

SYNA: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
https://syna.ch/arbeit/coronavirus

Turkey

YOL-IS: general website
www.yol-is.org.tr

YOL-IS reply to the EFBWW questionnaire

ÖZ AĞAÇ-IŞ: webpage dedicated to the Corona virus
http://www.ozagacis.org.tr/duyuru/korona-virusten-korunma-yontemleri-nelerdir.html

UK

UNITE
https://unitetheunion.org/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19-advice/

UNITE message on Corona

Risk assessment and procedure COVID-19

UNITE published a document which spells out the workers' right to return to a safe workplace

Workers' right to return to a safe workplace

GMB
https://www.gmb.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-what-members-need-know