Coronavirus is putting extra burdens on workers, from health professionals to low-paid cleaning staff at the front lines of combating infection. Yet many of these same workers don’t even have the right to sick pay — meaning they’ll feel compelled to work even if it risks spreading the virus.
Mark Bergfeld is the Director of Property Services & UNICARE at UNI Global Union - Europa.
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