Governments must not use the COVID-19 crisis as a smokescreen to launch increased attacks on democratic and trade union rights. This is the message of a video produced by the IUF’s Young Workers Committee (YWC) for International Youth Day (IYD).
The other concern addressed in the video is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth employment. According to the ILO, over 1 in 6 young workers worldwide have lost their jobs since the beginning of the pandemic. “No worker should pay the price for COVID-19 and we certainly do not want to become known as the lockdown or the pandemic generation”, says the YWC.