After the crisis, what will happen to the carers* and key workers we clapped each week? Many are underpaid, in precarious work, often on zero-hours contracts.
Back to the old normal?
We very much hope not** We argue for policy to reduce the many kinds of insecurity affecting the lives and families of those we all depend on.
We’re delighted to profile some influential views:
(As after the Second World War) “…we will have learnt what our predecessors learnt: the community is every bit as important as the individual …that those who look after us are precious, never to be taken for granted again; that everyone really does and must matter.” Sunday Times, 03/05/20
Duke of Edinburgh
“I also wanted to thank all key workers…the staff and volunteers working in food production and distribution, those keeping postal and delivery services going, and those ensuring the rubbish continues to be collected.” Statement 20.04/20
* Picture Credit: FT.Com
** What work is essential? What happens next? CARBS Blog, 07/04/20