LILLEY: COVID crisis reveals divide over who gets paid at home

Article Link: https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-covid-19-crisis-reveals-divide-over-whos-paid-while-at-home

Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

Call it an unexpected side effect of the coronavirus crisis that has gripped Canada. We are about to see a class war break out if these social distancing measures keep people out of work and without pay. I’m not talking about the old-fashioned class wars where the workers try to seize the means of production from their rich bosses; there won’t be any factory takeovers here. I’m talking about the bad blood that could soon develop between those private-sector workers being thrown out of work as the government shuts down all manner of businesses and public-sector workers sent home with pay.