Track and Trace will spread poverty or infection without full sick pay

29 May 2020
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The new Track and Trace app will spread either poverty or infection - unless it is backed up by full sick pay for all, says GMB Union.

Rachel Harrison, GMB National Officer, said: 

“The Government has made this announcement without any real understanding of its impact on working people.  

“Ministers on whopping salaries expecting the keyworkers who've been keeping our country going to self-isolate on £95 a week. 

“People are being forced back to work in unsafe working environments, on unsafe public transport, to come into contact with people with Covid-19,  and then be forced to take 14 days off work on statutory sick pay. 

“Civic duty does not pay the bills, neither does SSP. If the Government is instructing people to stay at home, they must pay their wages. 

"Otherwise Track and Trace will just spread either poverty or infection.” 

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