New Global Union Report: Pandemic places long-term care work among world’s most dangerous jobs


As COVID has become one of the most pressing health and safety issues, a report released today by UNI Global Union finds that nursing home employees have some of the world’s most dangerous jobs, thanks to the pandemic. The report examined data in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada.

Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which represents workers at nursing home and care facilities in the U.S. issued the following statement commenting on the release of the study today: 

“The pandemic did not cause the crisis in the long-term health care facilities but exposed the reality that was already there. Let’s acknowledge these everyday heroes by ensuring that they are empowered through unionization to ensure better working conditions and wages."

Click here or on the image above to read the full report.