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Ask your MP to speak in favour of full sick pay for social care workers


MPs are expected to debate social care in Parliament on a Wednesday soon.

This crisis has shown that care homes that fail to offer sick pay are more likely to have higher levels of Covid-19 infection among residents, according to official Government statistics.

Statistics show that paying full sick pay for social care workers is one of the most effective infection control measures - ensuring those that work in and out of a care setting only do so when they are well enough to return to work.

No worker in social care should face the punishment of statutory sick pay of just £95.85 per week for doing the right thing.

We’re asking you to write to your MP, ask them to attend the debate and speak in support of our social care workers and GMB union’s Care Full Pay campaign.

Please use the tool to send your email and help us take get full sick pay for our social care workers.

Email to your Member of Parliament

Dear Member of Parliament,

I am writing as a constituent of yours about an upcoming debate in Parliament on social care expected on a Wednesday soon.

Currently most of the UK’s social care workforce are only entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) when they become ill – which is set at just £95.85 per week.

This means some social care workers can be as much as £250 out of pocket per week as a result of being put on SSP.

My union, GMB union, has been calling on Government and care providers to take action and provide full sick pay to ensure care workers aren't forced into contemplating working whilst sick.

A GMB survey of almost 1,000 social care workers in fact showed that a shocking 81% of the respondents across the UK would be forced into work if they became ill on SSP.

Government COVID-19 guidance for care workers says that sick staff should adhere to strict self-isolation and stay away from the workplace.

But the Government need to strengthen the guidance to ensure care providers given funding from the Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund use it to pay workers full sick pay as a priority.

Please can you attend the debate and speak on my behalf and behalf of all of those concerned about social care workers?

Yours sincerely,

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I am writing as a constituent of yours about an upcoming debate in Parliament on social care expected on a Wednesday soon.

Currently most of the UK’s social care workforce are only entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) when they become ill – which is set at just £95.85 per week.

This means some social care workers can be as much as £250 out of pocket per week as a result of being put on SSP.

My union, GMB union, has been calling on Government and care providers to take action and provide full sick pay to ensure care workers aren’t forced into contemplating working whilst sick.

A GMB survey of almost 1,000 social care workers in fact showed that a shocking 81% of the respondents across the UK would be forced into work if they became ill on SSP.

Government COVID-19 guidance for care workers says that sick staff should adhere to strict self-isolation and stay away from the workplace.

But the Government need to strengthen the guidance to ensure care providers given funding from the Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund use it to pay workers full sick pay as a priority.

Please can you attend the debate and speak on my behalf and behalf of all of those concerned about social care workers?

Yours sincerely,

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Email your MP to ask they support full sick pay for social care workers.

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