With no end in sight to the Covid-19 pandemic, governments everywhere are advising people to stay at home and isolate themselves. But what about those vulnerable sections of the society who cannot afford the luxury to stop working and quarantine themselves? We look at the demands made by left parties and organizations across the world to safeguard the workers and other at-risk populations. We also look at the measures taken by left governments in power that are managing to contain the virus as well as ensuring that peoples needs are met.
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U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index estimates that some 37 million domestic jobs are vulnerable to layoffs.
Hardest hit would be limited- and full-service restaurants, with some 9 million jobs at risk of layoffs in the near term. Fields such as education have some 3.2 million jobs at risk, while general stores have 2.8 million, according to the report.
The report comes as economists are bracing for a wave of job losses that could drive claims for jobless benefits to the highest level in recent memory.Read More »
The ramping coronavirus pandemic is questioning capitalism as at least a billion people around the world are confined in homes. Millions of workers have already lost jobs. A bleak future waits for them. Governments are struggling to face the situation. The United States, considered the most powerful, the most resourceful, the wisest and the smartest state, is actually in a state of mess. About 150 countries now have more than 300,000 confirmed cases, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University. Some Spanish intensive care units are close to their limit.
An AFP news-report from Rome said: Nearly one billion people around the world were confined to their homes on Sunday.Read More »