A new global study from UNI Global Union and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has found that 98 per cent of the world’s workers are not getting the sick pay, wage replacement and social benefits they need to withstand the impacts of COVID-19. The report, COVID-19: An Occupational Disease – Where frontline workers are best protected, analysed and ranked the levels of worker compensation, social security programmes and public health systems in 181 national and regional jurisdictions. This included 124 countries, as well as 37 US states, 13 Canadian provinces and territories, and seven Australian states.