TUC: PM must increase sick pay so workers don’t face financial hardship this Christmas

29 Nov 2021 01:42 PM

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement about the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady recently said:   

“We all want to stay safe and stop this variant from spreading. Failure to do so will have a huge impact on public health, our front-line services and the economy. 

“Given more workers may now need to self-isolate, we need to protect them from financial hardship. Ministers must raise sick pay to the level of the Living Wage and make sure every worker can get it.  

“No-one should have to choose between doing the right thing and putting food on the table.” 

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