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COVID-19 and Filipino migrant workers: Issues and Policies

THE COVID-19 pandemic is having a massive impact on economies and employment worldwide. Forecasts made by multilateral organizations as of June 2020 puts global economic output this year declining by about 5%. Meanwhile, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that around 400 million full-time jobs were lost worldwide in the second quarter of 2020, and that while some recovery is expected, employment is still projected to be down the equivalent of 140 million full-time jobs in the fourth quarter.

Social protection for the working class

AS WE CELEBRATED Labor Day, it seems a cruel irony that working class families in the country and in most of the world, especially those living under a lockdown, are currently experiencing perhaps the most difficult period in their lives.