Comment: Frontline workers deserve financial reward for their sacrifice

Budget should have recognised those who risked their lives to save others during the first wave of Covid-19 — and who now face a most stressful and hazardous winter

19th October, 2020
Comment: Frontline workers deserve financial reward for their sacrifice
The one opportunity to send a clear signal of the nation’s value and respect for key workers was missed in last week‘s Budget. Picture: Getty

People are waking up today and wondering how much their lives will be disrupted during the coming weeks by the inevitable pandemic lockdown. The “level 4 plus” headlines indicate only too clearly the depth of the challenge facing the Government, as nights get darker, temperatures drop and the coronavirus continues its relentless wave of infection.

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