Deutsche Welle, 20 October 2023:

Essential workers in fields like health care and sanitation should earn higher wages, and governments should cap pay in destructive industries like finance trading and fossil fuel excavation. That’s the call to action of a new report on the working poor released Friday by the United Nations.

“It is time to flip this injustice on its head,” UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Schutter, said in a press release.

“Governments should draw up lists of the most socially valuable professions and pay them accordingly, while also listing the professions where pay should be capped to mitigate their harmful side effects.”

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