What are management up to?

As we go out every day, worried for our own safety, struggling with inadequate PPE and whether we are bringing the virus back to our families and housemates, what are management up to?Roy Lilley writes a e-newsletter NHS Managers which claims to reach 300,000 NHS managers’ inboxes. This morning he gave a glimpse of theContinue reading “What are management up to?”

Union action wins full sick pay at Amey

Swift action from GMB union organisers has won full sick and self-isolation pay for 17,000 workers employed by Amey plc. Following negotiations for refuse workers in the London Borough of Ealing, the GMB released correspondence with Amey’s HR boss causing a small PR disaster for the outsourcing firm. During the negotiations, Amey’s senior HR boss,Continue reading “Union action wins full sick pay at Amey”

Model letter for NHS staff

Dear [THE BOSS], We are writing to raise an urgent concern the serious risk posed to frontline staff, patients and our infection control measures by insecure work and zero hours contracts. We are writing to seek assurances that all workers operating in [TRUST NAME] premises will be entitled to full paid leave, where necessary, to complyContinue reading “Model letter for NHS staff”

Manchester Arndale Centre: profiteering spreads the virus

On 30st March, a cleaner at Arndale Shopping Centre in Manchester collapsed with Coronavirus symptoms and was rushed to hospital. According to the Manchester Evening News, she had been symptomatic for days but continued coming to work because she feared not getting paid. MEN story: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/arndale-cleaner-collapsed-coronavirus-symptoms-18012475 Her employer OCS said “all staff are paid sickContinue reading “Manchester Arndale Centre: profiteering spreads the virus”