Track and Trace

The governments track and trace guidance issued by the government states health and social care workers should follow ‘separate guidance,’ explaining that employers in these sectors are experts in the field of infection control and that specialist public health procedures will be put in place for Care homes. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works  The governments record on social care shouldContinue reading “Track and Trace”

Campaigning for full pay for self isolation

On 25 May Nav Mishra MP asked a question in parliament about full pay for self isolation. Health Secretary Matt Hancock replied recognising the importance of this issue and stating that the allocation of money to local councils through the infection control fund can be used for this. This statement is important and should beContinue reading “Campaigning for full pay for self isolation”

Safe & Equal organising meeting with John McDonnell MP and careworkers (Tues 12 May 7pm)

👉Join our organising meeting this Tuesday, 7pm, with John McDonnell MP and trade unionists from a wide range of sectors to plan the way forward. REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocuyprT4oE9Gh4mSBcWHAIRUPeUcmsUj3?fbclid=IwAR0ZS6AOF4wfYglZ3sUIvDc3MS1OGh3VMv27ofKi1OHH8UB_SOz6ehAWLYM https://facebook.com/events/s/safe-and-equal-organising-meet/266480521169897/

Pay when self-isolating: why one standard for the NHS and another for social care?

The NHS says it is essential for safety that workers who need to self-isolate receive full pay, so they are not under financial pressure to work unsafely. Why on earth does this not apply to the care sector, where Covid-19 is running rampant? NHS employers’ guidelines on staff terms and conditions say “it is essentialContinue reading “Pay when self-isolating: why one standard for the NHS and another for social care?”

North West Unison branches and Labour Councils lead the way in victories for careworkers

An absolutely HUGE week of wins for care workers across the North West! From campaign here: https://www.facebook.com/CareworkersvsCOVID19/ Knowsley Council confirms pay rise for social care workers to the real Living Wage of £9.30p/h and additional sick pay support for care workers during Coronavirus crisis Liverpool Council confirm a £6m investment to ensure all social careContinue reading “North West Unison branches and Labour Councils lead the way in victories for careworkers”

Merseyside care workers win full pay to self isolate or if sick with Covid-19

Sefton Council joined Liverpool, Knowsley, Wirral and Halton’s local authorities to back trade union UNISON’s ‘Care Workers vs COVID-19’ campaign after hundreds of carers shared their ‘coronavirus horror stories.’ Liverpool City Council and Knowsley Council have both announced that they will pour money into local care services, (£6m and £2m respectively) in order to ensureContinue reading “Merseyside care workers win full pay to self isolate or if sick with Covid-19”

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