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Full coronavirus sick pay for 15,000 care workers

06 Jul 2020
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All staff at 185 facilities who have tested positive for covid-19 will have pay backdated to April

Unions have won full sick pay for at least 15,000 care workers employed by Four Seasons Health Care (FSHC).

Thanks to the efforts of GMB, RCN and U​NISON all staff at the company's care facilities will receive full pay for any coronavirus-related absence.

FSHC will also advise all those ​staff who have tested positive for covid-19 that they will receive full pay backdated to April 2020. 

The company is also in discussions with ​the unions over the use of the £600m infection control funding and will continue talks on how they can improve working conditions for more staff.

Kelly Andrews, GMB Social Care lead, said: 

”This is a massive win for our members.

“Carers across the country have been struggling on statutory sick pay whilst battling this virus. And now they have at least some protection.

“GMB is calling for full sick pay across the social care sector so that our vulnerable are protected, not just now but always.”

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