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Podcast: Covid-19 and the ILO

news 04 May 2020

In a fourth special show about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on working people, ITF legal director Ruwan Subasinghe has spoken to Maria Helena Andre, director of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) bureau for workers' activities (ACTRAV).

Maria Helena Andre talks about the ILO's role during this crisis, the threat to the rights of working people and how the world of work might change. 

"We don't need to reinvent the wheel", Ms Andre says. "We know that social dialogue is the key to decent work, and we know what decent work looks like.

"But this crisis is a challenge to workers' organisations and they need to change to offer their services to more people, and I'm thinking of people in the informal economy. This is a chance to get back to the key business of trade union organisation."  

The ITF podcast, All Over The Place, is available from the link above, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

For more information about the ITF's response to the Covid-19 crisis, visit here

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