Strategies for dealing with the pandemic did not take account of the economic position of people in BME communities. Tragically, it took the pictures of those that had died to bring this truth into the spotlight.
The Covid-19 pandemic has upended normal working practices, especially for trade union health and safety reps. Whether working from home or as key workers, everyone is facing new and often difficult ways of working.
Covid-19 means more people than ever before are working from home and having to adapt to a new space. But if you have a disability and rely on adjustments you are used to at work, this simple change can prevent you doing your job properly.
We need coordinated international action by governments and international institutions to support frontline workers, protect jobs, deliver social security for all, and boost the real economy when the recovery comes.