WORKERS AND THEIR UNIONS TAKE ACTION ON COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus spreads, unions and worker associations around the world are demanding safe and healthy conditions for workers who must remain on the job, and that they be compensated during forced work site closures and not laid off to ensure high returns for corporate shareholders.

Labor Initiatives (LI) is providing legal assistance to workers by distributing COVID-related information through its phone line. Credit: LI

Hospitality workers in Morocco are seeking wages during layoffs. Credit: UMT

Thai union organizer Mongkol Yang-ngam (far left) is fielding worker queries about COVID-19 online. Credit: Wasana Lamdee

Women union activists in South Africa and around the world are using social media to urge that governments ratify C190. Credit: SACTWU

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