The Perception of Work Post-Lockdown

Bristol Care Workers Network

One unavoidable theme running throughout the current pandemic is the important role of key workers in keeping our communities running and healthy. This includes paid work, but also the unseen work that is rarely highlighted, but equally important, such as the work that we put into looking after our families, our friends, neighbours and even the work that we have to put into ourselves to keep going. I am interested on how we can build upon some of these common themes to start challenging the deeply ingrained ideas of what skilled and important work is.

How can we turn well meaning platitudes like clapping NHS and Care workers into an action that fights for the wider rights of all paid and unpaid workers whose roles are currently undervalued economically and socially? How can we destroy the idea that the salary of the “work” we do is representative of not only…

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