The Food Industry and Covid 19

The Coronoravirus epidemic has highlighted many inequalities in society – the poorest are hit hardest by the consequences of the disease.  I will add to this blog as I research it, but do not want to delay its publication as matters are so dire for thousands of people in the world.

  • My suggestion:

It seems to me that remuneration at the top management needs to be reduced back to where it once was, when multiples of the average employee wage was not extreme. Let the money to all employees be increased substantially using freed up capital, be they public or private sector. For those without employment, fulfil the 1947 Maslow Hierarchy of Needs using a universal approach. We can’t beat what Maslow suggested. Every person is to be valued, and each will contribute in ways that improve the community in which they live with the right investment and encouragement.

  • Article explaining the added impetus by One Fair Wage campaign to engage the industry in providing decent wages to all workers. 

One Fair Wage Wants to Help Reopen Restaurants—and Change How They Pay Workers

  • YouTube Debate by Progressive Massachusetts 

  • Not for profit schemes:

Restaurant grants based on free meals and fair wages

  • Fair wage for the population of the world

https://www.fairtrade.net

  • Jobs at high risk of infection

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/covid-19-occupational-risk-scores.html

About borderslynn

Retired, living in the Scottish Borders after living most of my life in cities in England. I can now indulge my interest in all aspects of living close to nature in a wild landscape. I live on what was once the Iapetus Ocean which took millions of years to travel from the Southern Hemisphere to here in the Northern Hemisphere. That set me thinking and questioning and seeking answers.
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