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EAEA-​Pearle* press release re. EU recovery plans

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Brussels, 14 October 2020

European Social Partners of the Live Performance Sector call for a coor­di­nat­ed action plan to secure the recov­ery and sus­tain­abil­i­ty of the European cul­tur­al sec­tor

PEARLE*- Live Performance Europe rep­re­sent­ing over 10 000 organ­i­sa­tions and the EAEA – European Arts and Entertainment Alliance, rep­re­sent­ing more than 150 unions, guilds, and asso­ci­a­tions and over 600 000 per­form­ers, tech­ni­cians and staff in the music, per­form­ing arts and live sec­tor – are call­ing on the EU insti­tu­tions and nation­al gov­ern­ments to adopt a coor­di­nat­ed approach includ­ing short-​term sup­port mea­sures and long-​term invest­ment to save the European cul­tur­al sec­tor amid a resur­gence of the Covid-​19 pan­dem­ic across Europe.
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ILO | COVID-​19 and the media and culture sector

ILO brief on covid-19 and the media and culture sector

This ILO brief high­lights the impact of COVID-​19 on the media and cul­ture sec­tor, hit hard by unem­ploy­ment and closed pro­duc­tions.

It analy­ses how the sector’s diver­si­ty in terms of con­tract types and occu­pa­tions cre­ates chal­lenges in access­ing social pro­tec­tion, safe­ty and health, and eco­nom­ic relief pro­grammes.

The brief also offers pol­i­cy options, draw­ing from coun­tries’ exam­ples and ini­tia­tives from work­ers’ and employ­ers’ orga­ni­za­tions, to mit­i­gate the eco­nom­ic impact of the pan­dem­ic on the sec­tor.

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Orchestras | FIM Recommendations for a safe return to work

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I. Preamble

1. The covid-​19 out­break has led gov­ern­ments to close all live per­for­mance venues and pro­hib­it open-​air con­certs as soon as their coun­tries were hit by the pan­dem­ic. Three months lat­er, these mea­sures have brought the music sec­tor to its knees. Where finan­cial sup­port has been made avail­able for musi­cians, orches­tras or ensem­bles, it is gen­er­al­ly lim­it­ed in size, scope and dura­tion. In many cas­es, musi­cians are not eli­gi­ble to any sup­port.

2. There is a com­mon desire of musi­cians, employ­ers and audi­ences to re-​open con­cert halls as soon as pos­si­ble, to allow the artis­tic activ­i­ty to resume.
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Recognition of COVID-​19 as an occupational disease

CGU logo 28 April 2020 | Council of Global Unions Statement on Recognition of COVID-​19 as an Occupational Disease

On the occa­sion of International Workers Memorial Day 2020, the glob­al trade union move­ment calls upon gov­ern­ments and occu­pa­tion­al health and safe­ty bod­ies around the world to recog­nise SARS-​CoV‑2 as an occu­pa­tion­al haz­ard, and COVID-​19 as an occu­pa­tion­al dis­ease.

With a third of the pop­u­la­tion around the world cur­rent­ly liv­ing under var­i­ous forms of lock­down to slow the spread of COVID-​19, mil­lions of work­ers, includ­ing those in health and social care, emer­gency ser­vices, agri­cul­ture, food and retail, trans­port, edu­ca­tion, infra­struc­ture and con­struc­tion work and oth­er pub­lic ser­vices (see annex), con­tin­ue to work hard to keep soci­ety func­tion­ing.
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IAEA recommendations re. the management of the Covid-​19 crisis

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The speed with which the covid-​19 pan­dem­ic has spread across the world has led many gov­ern­ments to place excep­tion­al con­straints on their pop­u­la­tions, to try and lim­it its prop­a­ga­tion.

The ini­tial mea­sures aimed pri­mar­i­ly at lim­it­ing large gath­er­ings, includ­ing con­certs, shows and oth­er cul­tur­al events. Shortly after, venues receiv­ing the gen­er­al pub­lic were closed. These mea­sures caused an imme­di­ate col­lapse of income in the Arts and Entertainment sec­tor. Having been pro­found­ly impact­ed from the out­set of this his­toric cri­sis, the whole of the sec­tor is now at a stand­still.
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Covid-​19 | EAEA response to Pearle* Statement

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In the sec­ond week of March, EAEA invit­ed its social part­ner, the European Live Performance Management Association (Pearle*), to endorse a state­ment on Covid-​19, call­ing on gov­ern­ments to adopt emer­gency mea­sures to sup­port the sus­tain­abil­i­ty of the live per­for­mance sec­tor. The state­ment was joint­ly adopt­ed by EAEA and Pearle* and pub­lished on March 12th.

A week lat­er, Pearle* issued a par­al­lel state­ment (avail­able here), also on behalf of the ‘Live Performance Sector’ but with­out any pri­or con­sul­ta­tion with EAEA.
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Covid-​19 | Response of musicians’ unions

Last updat­ed: 30 April 2020

You will find here­after nation­al reports by musi­cians’ unions on the sit­u­a­tion in their respec­tive coun­tries re. the Covid-​19 cri­sis, its con­se­quences on the music sec­tor and the response that they have devel­oped in sup­port of musi­cians whose jobs and rev­enues are impact­ed by this cri­sis.

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