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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
A GMB poll of care workers in the private sector in Scotland has found two-thirds are worried about testing positive for coronavirus because they cannot afford to take time off work (Glasgow Times, 18 May). In Scotland enhanced outbreak investigation is being undertaken in all care homes with positive cases. That involves testing of all residents … Continue reading GMB survey highlights Scottish care worker fears
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