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On 15 April, ETUC published “Covid-19 Watch” about occupational safety and health (OSH) in several European countries.
In the framework of the enquiry to the ETUC member organisations, ETUC have received reports about a series of problems relating to the health and safety of workers due to the COVID-19 outbreak, such as lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the health sector, non-appliance of social distancing in the construction and retail sector and derogations to health and safety rules in the transport sector.
ETUC has also witnessed that social dialogue can play an effective role in identifying a range of measures at both national level and workplace level. We detail examples below that were adopted either as a result of social dialogue or governmental action.