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Be it the people who keep our supermarket shelves stocked, or the friendly face at the checkout, or those who are tasked with delivering our food, and other life necessities.

Be it the people who process, and deliver our orders, for books, dvds, clothes, or household items.

They are the ones that help keep our society functioning, to keep the wheels on the cart of every day life.

They are the ones who, during this pandemic have risked so much for so little in return.

The fact they are also the lowest paid, with precarious access to guaranteed and regular uninterrupted income is a sad reflection of what we have become, as a society.

Surely it is time to come together and say enough is enough. To hold those responsible for allowing this to happen to account for their continued facilitation of those who see employees as nothing more than disposable resources who are expected to expend so much for so little in return.

If we do not? Well, to quote Martin Niemöller:

« First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
 Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
 Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
 Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. »

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