Nursing homes workers’ labour unions from all over the world are joining forces tomorrow to demand a ‘shield against Covid-19’ to improve and protect the care sector workers and the people they care for.

Christy Hoffman general secretary of UNI Global Union, said: “Today nursing home workers and their unions from every corner of the planet are rising their voices to demand dignity on the job and the tools and resources to build a shield against Covid-19. We have seen first-hand how the coronavirus is sweeping through nursing homes, killing residents at unprecedented rates and infecting caregivers too.

“It is heartbreaking and frustrating, but we know that we can do better at keeping them safe if caregivers have the right tools and support. Governments and employers around the world now have an opportunity to improve working conditions in long-term care by partnering with care unions and instilling a new level of humanity and dignity to the sector.”

Date published: September 30, 2020

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