The pandemic is fast shifting the economic landscape across the global South. In the garment-producing countries like Cambodia, unions are struggling to hold major brands to paying out current contracts and the future of foreign investment looks grim as the global North withdraws. In the Philippines, the absence of economic stimulus for informal economy workers left them begging on the streets. Unionists subject to ‘red-tagging’ continue to be targeted.
Hear from leaders of unions in the Philippines and Cambodia for an update and a discussion on the future for workers.