Unions go virtual as virus wipes out May Day marches

Paris (AFP) – Millions of workers traditionally take to the streets for May Day marches, but with half of humanity in lockdown, this is going to be a May 1 like no other.With rallies cancelled in many countries because of the coronavirus pandemic, unions are instead urging supporters to deck their homes and balconies with banners or take to social media to spread the message.Britain’s Trades Union Congress shelved its planned events last month but said “it was more important than ever to mark the contribution that workers make”, especially as staff in the country’s heavily-unionised National H…

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