Many workers deemed essential are on low wages and zero-hour contracts. This crisis is a reminder that we should value workers in all parts of the economy.
There is a scene in Johan Renck’s highly acclaimed historical drama series, Chernobyl, when the Soviet authorities have to persuade 400 Russian and Ukrainian miners to risk their lives to prevent radioactive waste seeping into the water table and polluting the Black Sea for millennia to come.
After refusing to be coerced by the Soviet soldiers, they are convinced to risk their lives (over one hundred went on to die from radiation poisoning) not by Kremlin diktat but their sense of professional and community pride. This television drama, based on the real events of 1986, takes some artistic licence, but it does raise the question as to wh
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