ZAGREB, April 28, 2020 – The Union of Autonomous Trade Unions of Croatia (SSSH) is for the first time ever organising an online protest on the occasion of International Workers’ Day on May 1 due to the circumstances caused by the coronavirus epidemic which does not allow a large-scale gathering,
The e-protest will be organised from 11 to 12 hours this Friday on the Zoom platform and will be carried via social networks.
SSSH wishes to send the message that this crisis is an opportunity to clearly say that there is no going back to old ways and that it is time for a new paradigm of social and economic development.
During the virtual protest, workers will give testimonies about the impact of the crisis on their jobs while the SSSH will present its vision of a world, which suits the man, and the future that awaits us after the epidemic.
SSSH notes that this crisis once again has shown the value of all workers for society. That refers to medical staff but also to those workers who are rarely in focus without whom a normal life would not be possible and that is storekeepers, waste collectors, police officers, fire fighters, construction workers and so on.
Many of them are being thanked these days but above all they require their rights – higher wages and better working conditions including better health protection and work safety, rights that need to be respected, the union said in a press release.
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