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Frontline supermarkets: Hungarian unions work with SPAR to contain COVID-19

Monday 23 March 2020

As the Coronavirus outbreak reaches Hungary, its supermarkets have become key battlegrounds in the contagion effort. Retail workers at KASZ union have struck a deal with food retail chain SPAR that lays down a marker for the whole country. Across the continent, unions and companies have been working together to find practical solutions to the…

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Stepping up elderly care in Coronavirus pandemic times

Thursday 19 March 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the continent, so too are measures to contain its spread. While elderly people are among those most reliant on social contact, they are also those most at risk from the deadly virus. Increasingly, nursing home workers and other care workers are their lifeline. Safe care workers save lives Keeping risk…

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The here and now: how we contain the coronavirus pandemic through the service sectors

Friday 13 March 2020

Supermarket workers, homecare workers, postal workers, cleaning workers, workers throughout services sectors now find themselves at the forefront of societies’ efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. If societal responses are to be successful, they must ensure that workers are given the tools to guarantee their safety and that of the general public. “This crisis exposes…

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