Webinar: the long-term care sector – a workforce and safety perspective

Friday 19 June 2020

22 June 2020, 13.30-15.30 (CET)

The COVID-19 crisis has put a spotlight on the long-term care sector.

UNI Global Union, along with the OECD’s Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC), is organising a webinar in partnership with the OECD to confront these challenges. The webinar coincides with the release of the new OECD publication on the long-term care sector, entitled “Who Cares”.

The webinar will address how OECD countries have responded to the pandemic as well as more structural long-term challenges such as low pay and precarious working conditions. Speakers will highlight best practices and lessons for the future of long-term care. UNICARE will be represented by Paul Bell, SIPTU Ireland and Sarah Nolan, SEIU USA.


Speakers include:

  • Christy Hoffman, General Secretary of UNI Global Union;
  • Stefano Scarpetta, Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate of the OECD;
  • Government representatives (Netherlands & Germany).


The event will be moderated by Pierre Habbard, General Secretary of TUAC.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Adrian Durtschi.

Please register by emailing Ricardo Sanchez Torres at the OECD.