A pandemic for many informally employed workers means facing the dilemma of “dying of hunger or dying from the virus” on a daily basis. Because informal workers are often not registered and low-skilled, lack basic care, including social security, have poor access to health care, and have no alternative source of income in the event of illness or job loss, the pandemic has brought huge and serious consequences.
How did COVID-19 really affect the informal and temporary workers can be seen briefly in the infographic below. The full “Analysis of the effect of Covid-19 on workers who are part of the informal economy and temporary workers, through proposed measures to support them” prepared by the Association for Policy Research ANALYTICS SKOPJE, from where the data were extracted, can be read at the following LINK.
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