ASLEF: Of course Covid is a serious workplace risk
Mick Whelan, general secretary, said: 'The government is trying to play down the dangers of the coronavirus, as it has done throughout this crisis. The UK has the highest covid death toll in the world, with more than 112,000 British citizens dead, and tens of thousands still suffering the effects of long Covid.
'Andy is absolutely right to call on the government to do the right thing to protect people in the workplace. The weasel words of the Business Minister, Paul Scully, in trying to explain why the government won’t categorise covid properly, reveals how morally and politically bankrupt – as well as inept – this government is.
'The only way to get Britain back to work is if people feel safe. Not by turning a Nelsonic blind eye to the real problems of the pandemic that the rest of us can see.'
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