“Back to basics” was the motto of the OGBL’s May Day 2021, which USL joined as it does every year.

The country’s largest trade union is counting on the welfare state and a public investment policy to support a recovery. When it came to demands, the OGBL maintained its call for a strengthening of the purchasing power of low and middle incomes. Above all, more investment in healthcare is now needed.

The COVID crisis has highlighted the fragility of the country. Too many austerity measures have undermined not only the medical care of patients but also the recruitment of more staff.

OGBL President Nora Back stressed the union’s desire not to see employees pay the price for the health crisis and said she expected the government to make strong gestures to support the recovery.