WHILE the Coronavirus pandemic continues, the Unity of Democratic Organisations Britain (DGB) shared a written statement criticizing the government’s decision to normalize.
The DGB statement said: “In the UK, it was decided to relax the measures taken due to the pandemic. Although Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland insist on the old slogan, Britain has begun to change: the slogan “Stay Alert” has already been replaced by “stay home”.
The health of the public is put at risk for the profits of the airline, automotive, petroleum, textile products sales companies that are damaged by the measures taken. While the epidemic should be prevented from spreading further, with the imposition of capital, the government chose to relax the measures. While the daily death numbers are expressed in hundreds, the government, which takes care of the interests of capital, turned to the “herd immunity” or “let it die” policy in the first days of the epidemic with the concern of “necessarily profit”…
In order to achieve high profits, not the health, social, psychological and economic problems of the public, the “normalization” initiated by taking into account the operability of the system that neglects life with factories, banks and service sectors will inevitably cost more lives. We invite the government to take into account, especially the labour organizations, those who struggle with the epidemic at the expense of their lives, the most important of jobs, labourers, immigrants.
The government must see and face what this austerity policy that it has been persistently implementing for the last 10 years has led to this pandemic. Workers and labourers, the most vulnerable of the society, the elderly, the disabled, and those with chronic illnesses should not be sacrificed to profit ambition.
Removing measures before the outbreak is under control will lead to new deaths and tragedies…”