Global warming also affects textile workers
The conclusion is from a study by the International Labour Organization
Global warming is an increasingly worrying reality and a new study by the World Labour Organization shows a relation between this phenomenon and the labour productivity.
The study “Working on a warmer planet: The impact of heat stress on labour productivity and decent work”, points out that, in 2030, 2.2% of total working hours in the world can be reported as lost in the face of high temperatures. A number that can be justified by the heat that prevents workers from working or makes them work at a slower pace.
In economic terms, the study suggests that global losses could reach 2.4 billion dollars, that is, about 2.1 billion euros.
Source: Portugal Têxtil