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Test Centre workers still need isolation pay!

Following a pressure from Labour MPs and the Safe and Equal campaign last winter, we were told that “the Department of Health and Social Care has approved the payment of occupational sick pay for periods of self-isolation for all workers at Test Centres. This commitment has also been included in the tender specifications for the…

Workers’ control for safety at work

Over fifteen thousand (15,263) working-aged people have died of Covid-19. Employers have registered just 387 as work-related deaths. That is just one example of the extraordinary efforts the boss class has made to deny and minimise workplace transmission.  In fact, at most of the high points in the pandemic indoor, social mixing has mostly been…

Full Pay when Sick – May Day week of action

Over the last year we have won many victories and most recently confirmation that the Covid Test centres (run by Serco, G4S and others) will pay full sick pay and isolation pay for their workers after our campaign.  But we know that millions of workers get only the Statutory Sick Pay of £96 rather than…

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