ITF calls for regional cooperation to save jobs, tackle rising poverty and to lead economic recovery in the Caribbean | SMN NEWS

RIO DE JANEIRO:— /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The economic impact of COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on the global tourism industry, especially in the Caribbean which could see an escalation of poverty for workers. Unions affiliated with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) from across the Caribbean held a virtual summit today to raise awareness of the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on jobs and communities in the region.
The ITF and its 18 affiliated unions are calling on governments and employers to cooperate with trade unions to develop and implement a regional recovery plan that:
• Prioritises employment security

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