COVID-19 is already an occupational disease, and this changes the responsibility of employers and forces us to rethink workers’ safety.
Access to rights and collective representation through unions is vital to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. It is vital to ensuring collective action and cooperation. It is vital to ensuring thar we are doing this. It is also vital to tackling the post-COVID-19 crisis and recession. By ignoring unions and refusing to negotiate the changes necessary to ensure a safe workplace in this catastrophic pandemic, employers are increasing risk and creating doubt, leaving millions of workers with the obvious question: if we’re working together to overcome COVID-19 … who exactly is “we”?
Lives at stake – rights and responsibilities for a safer workplace fes.asia coronabriefs