Opinion: Filth: Coronavirus Has Shown That Cleaners Are Essential, but Labelling Them ‘Low-Skilled’ Legitimises Exploitation
by Eleanor Penny
A crisis always reveals. While pandemic society has effortlessly withstood the temporary absence of hedge fund managers, cleaners have been billeted to the frontlines, their work suddenly and mysteriously ‘essential’. In part four of her series, Filth, Eleanor Penny explores how labelling work 'low-skilled' rubber-stamps a vicious cycle of low pay, precarious contracts and hyper-exploitation. 

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