United Nations – The Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, called to address the challenges that many people face today when working from home, just as Covid-19 infections are increasing in the world.
As he said on his official Twitter account in reference to a recent report by the International Labor Organization (ILO), those who work from home must face poor conditions, inadequate wages and increased health risks.
The day before, the ILO advocated for greater protection for these workers, as their number increases amid the pandemic.
In a report entitled ‘Working from home. From invisibility to decent work ‘, that UN agency detailed that these people earn on average 13 percent less in the United Kingdom; 22 percent less in the United States; 25 percent less in South Africa and 50 percent less in Argentina, India and Mexico.
In addition, those who work from home do not have the same degree of protection as others, they are less likely to join a union or appear in collective agreements.
According to ILO statistics, in the first months of the pandemic, one in five workers in the world worked from home.
Before the health crisis, approximately 260 million people worked from home and now the 2020 data, once available, is expected to show a substantial increase over the previous year.
Similarly, the ILO projects that this group will continue to grow over the next few years.
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