Health and Care workers have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Working under stress and strains of the global health emergency, they have provided and continue to provide preventive and clinical services, long-term care, aged care, childcare, ambulatory care and disability care in our hospitals, homes, and communities.
Governments have applauded them. But applause is not enough. As they battle the SARS-CoV-2 virus and save lives, they have equally had to fight for appropriate personal protective equipment and other workplace safety measures, improved staffing levels and remuneration, and in many cases, even the right to organize and collective bargaining.
Across the world, affiliates of Public Services International have led the struggles of their members as unions with unflinching commitment to defending care workers in these times and always.
In this webinar, frontline care workers and unionists from all regions of the world will tell their stories of the challenges they have faced, the battles for decent work for care workers they have waged, and the victories they have won.