No Safety No Work

New daily cases as of June 28th were at 22,000, the most since January, and one of the highest number of daily cases in the world. Deaths and hospitalisations have been much lower than in the last wave but with this surge in cases we may see these figures going up in a few weeks.

Once again UK workers are finding themselves in danger because the government has been too slow to act.

First, the Delta variant that is driving the latest rise in cases was allowed to get a strong foothold in the UK because the Johnson government refused to put India on the red list for fear of upsetting the Modi government.

Second, one it had become clear that the Delta variant posed a significant new danger the government dithered over delaying “Freedom Day”. The argument from the media and bosses is that workers want lockdown to end…

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