LONDON — The dramatic global shift to remote working during Covid-19 lockdowns has underscored an urgent need for greater protection for homeworkers, many of whom are paid far less than those employed outside the home, the UN said on Wednesday.                       

About 7.9% of workers — 260-million people — were based at home before the pandemic, but this figure has more than doubled, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO)...

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