UNI Global Union, based in Switzerland, represents more than 20 million workers from over 150 different countries. They represent and support the fastest growing sectors in the world – skills and services. Caregivers have perpetually precarious working conditions. Burn-out, low pay, and lack of benefits makes the job difficult. Understaffing is unsafe forcing nursing homes workers to endure neglect and abuse.

Labor unions from all over the world are demanding a #ShieldAgainstCOVID19. We hope this will improve the care sector and protect the elderly.

“Governments and employers around the world now have an opportunity to improve working conditions in long-term care by partnering with care unions and instilling a new level of humanity and dignity to the sector.”