By Helen O’Connor in England:
As the lockdown eases who will pay the price?
No worker should be expected to risk their life for a wage — the unions are calling for a whole range of measures to be enforced to protect the members before the return to work, writes HELEN O’CONNOR, southern regional organiser GMB
It doesn’t take an expert to tell us that while the virus is still in circulation and workplaces start to fill up the transmission rate of the virus will again increase. The death rates of those in vulnerable groups, care home workers, NHS workers and other low-paid workers will rise once again.
Damning statistics from ONS show that lower-paid and BAME workers are most likely to die from the virus.