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ILO: COVID-19 and our world of work

The  ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder, has written an 'op-ed' for May Day, in which he says the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare in the cruellest way, the extraordinary precariousness and injustices of our world of work.  He points to the over 3 million cases and about 250,000 deaths from the virus (as of May 1) globally, and the expected loss of the equivalent of 305 million jobs worldwide by mid-year, the stakes have never been higher. Governments continue to “follow the science” in the search for the best solutions while foregoing the obvious benefits of much greater international cooperation in building the needed global response to the global challenge. Read more: New Normal? Better Normal!

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