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Isolation payments ‘penalise people for doing the right thing’ says GMB

27 Aug 2020
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Hancock admitted he can’t live on SSP, so why does he expect others to live on effectively the same asks GMB Union?

GMB, Britain's general union, says the Government’s isolation payments penalise people for doing the right thing.

John Phillips, GMB Acting General Secretary, said:

“Ministers are penalising working people just for doing the right thing to stop the covid-19 spread.

“£100 a week is not enough to make ends meet. Matt Hancock has already admitted couldn’t live on statutory sick pay, so why does he expect other people to live on what is effectively the same?

“Those who are sick or forced to self-isolate should get full pay and nothing less.”

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