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23.02.2021

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Audiovisual and Live Entertainement Sector in the Americas: A Study in 8 Countries

The present study was commissioned and coordinated by FIA and UNI-MEI through their regional groups in Latin America, FIA-LA and Panartes, in the context of the joint projects sponsored by Union to Union they carry out in the region.

The objective of this research is to analyze the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the sector in the Americas (North and South America) and the response trade unions are adopting to mitigate the negative impacts for workers (including recommendations for specific follow-up activities at regional level). The geographic scope of the study includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, the USA and Uruguay.  

To carry out this research, FIA and UNI MEI commissioned a research team from the UMET (Universidad Metropolitana para la Educación y el Trabajo / Metropolitan University for Education and Work) lead by María Noel Bulloni Yaquinta. The research was undertaken between September and November 2020. The methodology used combines qualitative and quantitative techniques and primary and secondary sources (Interviews with trade union representatives and analysis of documentary sources and statistics).

The focus of the study is on:

-        Economic activity and employment: how has the pandemic influenced sectoral growth, how many people lost their jobs due to the pandemic, which segments and activities were most affected, were there specific economic supports or social protection measures for workers in these sectors?

-        Working conditions: how were working conditions affected in the different segments and activities, what has been the incidence of remote work, how were health protocols implemented and monitored, what have been the responses, adaptations and resistance in terms of work, what are the specificities according to gender?

-        Union organization and operation: what are the greatest difficulties that unions have had to face during the pandemic, in what ways could they have been strengthened in this context, what actions did they take to defend the interests of workers, what assistance did they provide to those who were left without income, what perspectives and challenges do they project for the post-pandemic scenario?

FIA and UNI-MEI also organized 2 online seminars to share and discuss the results of the study with delegates from the region in presence of the research team from UMET who carried out the investigation. The seminars took place on 9 December 2020 and 23 February 2021.

The study is available for download in PDF format hereunder in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Please note that the annexes and exhaustive bibliographical notes are included only in the original version in Spanish.

- IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE AUDIOVISUAL AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SECTOR IN THE AMERIC_EN

- IMPACTO DE LA PANDEMIA DE LA COVID-19 EN EL SECTOR AUDIOVISUAL Y DEL ESPECTÁCULO EN VIVO EN LAS AMÉRICA_ES

- IMPACTO DA PANDEMIA DA COVID-19 NO SETOR AUDIOVISUAL E DE ESPETÁCULOS AO VIVO NAS AMÉRICAS_PT