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US airport workers fear for safety on Covid frontline, survey reveals

Airport workers in the United States are on the frontline of the Covid pandemic yet many feel they are being unnecessarily exposed to risk through inadequate safety equipment or failure to offer sick pay, according to a new survey.
Of almost 900 workers from 42 airports across America, 80% said they felt their work puts them at increased risk of Covid-19 with one in five saying they hadn’t been given PPE by their employer, airport or airline, the Service Employees International Union survey reported.
Concerns were also raised about inadequate training, pressure and lack of time off and healthcare — more than half those surveyed said they don’t have the right to paid sick leave.