Covid far worse for work than 2008 financial crash: ILO

The United Nations said that the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the world of work was four times worse than the 2008 economic crisis.

The UN’s International Labour Organization said the pandemic had had a “devastating” and even “cataclysmic” effect, as it sought to tackle an uneven recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

The ILO on Monday kicked off its annual International Labour Conference (ILC), being held virtually for the first time, and this year focused on fostering a “human-centred” recovery from the pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic has killed over 3.74 million people and infected over 174 million globally.