The pandemic has hit workers in Asia and the Pacific extraordinarily hard: Hundreds of millions have lost their jobs and many essential and vulnerable workers are exposed to major risks to their health and livelihoods. Together with union leaders, policy makers and experts, we will discuss the different pathways and facets of a just and equitable future for workers during and after the pandemic.
for our third session on "Paying for recovery and reconstruction: Perspectives for a just burden sharing".
How can public services better play their vital role in providing social protection and supporting redistribution for a more equal society? The crisis will require the expense of immense public funds. How can we redistribute the burden of financing these expenses and identify the right places to increase public good? The answers to these critical questions will define the structure of our post-pandemic socio-economic systems.
Kate Lappin is the Asia-Pacific Regional Secretary of Public Services International (PSI). | She is the former Regional Coordinator of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD). PSI is a global union federation for workers in public services, bringing together more than 30 million workers represented by over 700 unions.
Francis Kim Upgi is a director of economic and social policy for the International Trade Union Confederation. His area of responsibility is researching and developing economic and social policy for trade unions, including wages, social protection, and questions of sustainable, resilient and inclusive growth. Before joining the ITUC-AP in 2013, he worked for the Korean trade union movement.
This is the third session in our five-part series on "Decent work for all: A post-COVID union agenda".
Stay tuned for our following sessions and speakers every Wednesday at 4pm, Singapore time:
15 July - Protect workers’ rights and benefit the people: Fair trade post-Corona
22 July - After the pandemic: Visions for new economic and social systems
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