COVID-19 has posed a number of new challenges to various structures, including trade unions and their young members. More than ever before, young people turned to the trade union to be informed about their rights and protection of the same, all due to new situation caused by the pandemic. Termination of contracts, sending workers on unpaid leave, (un)recorded overtime work, (non)provision of adequate protective equipment are just some of the topics that young workers brought before their unions in this period.
When I took the decision to come to Czech Republic, I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know anything about the culture or any other person there but I really needed a change in my life so I took the risk. And it turned out to be one of the best choices of my life! The day that I left Greece, I had all the mixed emotions of uneasiness and enthusiasm that you feel when you get out of your comfort zone. But when I arrived in Czech Republic and met the first people of my organization, I was overwhelmed by their friendliness and open-heartedness.