KIU, Western Campus – The International Labour Organization has found a huge loss of incomes by workers all over the world in a new report titled “ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the World of Work. Sixth Edition”
The income losses, which the ILO estimates to be worth more than $3.5 billion, have been caused by the closure of all except essential workplaces, according to the report.
“At 94 per cent, the overall share of workers residing in countries with workplace closures of some sort remains high,” begins the report.
“The share of workers in countries with required closures for all but essential workplaces across the entire economy or in targeted areas is still significant, though there are large regional variations,” it adds.
The report also says that in low-income countries, the earlier strict measures have been relaxed considerably, despite increasing cases of COVID-19.
Most African countries like Uganda have opened up their economies significantly, allowing more workers to return to work with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni allowing schools to reopen partially for students in candidate classes in his latest address to Ugandans on September 19 – meaning that teachers will be the next workers to return to their jobs.