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Almost a third of COVID19 deaths, over 16,000 people, have occurred in carehomes. Careworkers are twice as likely to die of COVID19 than the general public. A little acknowledged but major factor in these carehome deaths is the low pay and insecure employment of careworkers. It is estimated that around 440,000 care workers have no … Continue reading Progress so far with careworkers’ sick pay
After weeks of campaigning by frontline workers the TUC and Labour Party have now taken up the demand for decent sick pay for all. The TUC’s Frances O’Grady said: “We need a testing and tracing programme up as soon as possible. “But it will not be effective if workers are pushed into hardship when they … Continue reading Is “enhanced” SSP the answer?
The government has today announced its new Track and Trace system. In addition to the current self-isolation advice for those with symptoms (7 days) and those who live with people with symptoms (14 days), the government has added a new requirement that anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has had a … Continue reading Fatal flaw with Track and Trace
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