The Impact of Covid-19 on Workers in Electronics Supply Chains
The Covid-19 crisis forces us to turn inward, worrying about our families' and communities' vulnerabilities to unprecedented public health and economic threats. Yet, even in this time of crisis—indeed because of it—we should turn outward as well. Never has it been clearer that the state of health and well-being of the people of this world are interdependent, that we cannot protect ourselves without protecting others. It is not therefore a question of choosing between maintaining supply chains of essential products and protecting vulnerable workers across the globe who make those products. We can and must do both as one depends on the other. For this reason, Electronics Watch intends to raise awareness of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the workers who are so central to our health and wellbeing. Following our mission, we focus on workers in the electronics supply chain and what public buyers can do to protect their rights and safety even, and especially, today. Please select from the menu options on the left, or below.
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- IndustriALL Global Union's publication on the right to refuse or to shut down unsafe work (8 April, 2020)
- Covid-19 - Advice for workers and employers, IndustriALL Global Union (30 March, 2020)
- Union responses to the novel coronavirus
- Information from ITUC affiliates, Global Union Federations and LabourStart about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic
- China’s trade unions caught in the headlights of the coronavirus crisis, China Labour Bulletin (1 April, 2020)
- Don't forget the people behind the PPE – migrant workers meeting the surge in demand for medical gloves, The Telegraph (17 April, 2020)