On International Workers’ Day, Germany’s trade unions protested over the collapse of labor rights and the significant increase of unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to forecasts by Angela Merkel’s administration, Germany will experience the worst recession since World War II this year.
Recent unemployment figures have soared despite the economic aid that Germany’s authorities have set up to prevent mass layoffs.
In April, the unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent, up 0.9 percent from a year earlier.
“The government must ensure that every worker keeps their job,” German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) president Reiner Hoffmann demanded. (READ MORE)