COVID-19 and Workers' organisations

A Global trend analysis on the role of trade unions in times of COVID-19

This Policy Brief is primarily directed to workers and their organizations. Its main purpose is to promote a better understanding of the pivotal role trade unions have played in COVID-19 responses worldwide either through tripartite and bipartite social dialogue, bilateral interactions with their governments or targeted actions carried out in support of their members and society as a whole.

This brief also raises awareness about violations of trade union and workers’ rights during the pandemic. As such, it aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences and relevant information among trade unions and workers to strengthen their capacity to influence national policymaking and develop a longer-term strategy to multiply their impact at the national and international level.