Economic and Social Policies
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to strain our economic and social aspect of workers. The numbers of new infection cases are on a steady rise especially in Kenya. Currently, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty.
Our economic and social policies should focus on protecting workers and promoting decent work through programs such as social protection for all in this time of economic crisis brought about by Covid -19.
The global jobs crisis brought about by Covid-19 is one of the biggest security risks of our time. Continuing along the present path of high unemployment numbers and collapsing enterprises and deteriorating informal economy is taking the risk of a world that will be fragmented in the post Covid-period.
A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in recovery and progress during Post Covid-19 period. Economic and Social Policies must shape a world of work that is safe and stable for workers to thrive and rebuild their lives.
In solidarity workers, government and employers must work towards flattening the curve of new infections and saving lives must be a priority and we must protect our livelihoods dearly.