May Day marks pain, not celebration for workers hit by virus

JAKARTA, Indonesia --- May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking International Labor Day. This year, many in Asia were shut up at home, riding out the coronavirus pandemic. Among the ten of millions of people left idle or thrown out of work by the crisis, garment workers have been among the hardest hit as orders dry up and shutdowns leave factories shuttered, giving workers plenty to protest at a time when lockdowns are keeping them at home. Wiryono, a father of two was laid off from his main job as a sample producer at a garment factory in North Jakarta in late April. His side gig, delivering coffee by motorcycle to construction workers, dried up...Keep on reading: May Day marks pain, not celebration for workers hit by virus

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