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

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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.