ILO highlights plight of millions of home-based workers

article author: 
Author: 
Thu, 2021-01-14 20:07

NEW YORK: The increasing number of people forced by the COVID-19 pandemic to work from home has generated a lot of attention on both the benefits and trials of working remotely.

The UN’s International Labor Organization (ILO) has seized on this new awareness to highlight the predicament of what it estimates to be 260 million home-based workers worldwide — 8 percent of global employment — who had for decades prior to the pandemic been working under precarious conditions.

The UN’s International Labor Organization (ILO) has seized on this new awareness to highlight the predicament of what it estimates to be 260 million home-based workers worldwide. (Shutterstock/File Photo)
Main category: 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *