At the joint PANARTES & FIA-LA webinar, of 9 December, the preliminary findings of the study on the impact of COVID 19 on the audiovisual and live performance sectors in the Americas were presented. The study is conducted in collaboration with the Universidad Metropolitana para la Educación y el Trabajo (UMET) of Buenos Aires.
The study that covers eight countries focuses on three key aspects: (1) the economic impact on the sector, (2) repercussions on working conditions, with respect to teleworking and health and safety at work and (3) how the crisis has affected trade unions and their work.
The first results shed lights on the different layers of the crisis’ impact on the industries and differences between the sectors of broadcasting, cinema, film & TV production, and live performance.
One important lesson learned is that despite the huge crisis in the sector, unions won for workers and reinforced their presence and power playing a very prominent role in the response to the crisis. By defending the rights, providing safe working conditions, and securing relieve and recovery programmes for union members and non-members alike, unions have made the difference.
The full study report will be presented at the next PANARTES – FIA-LA webinar to be held during the second half of February 2021.
Access here the presentation of the study’s preliminary findings.