Join the campaign to support our care workers, who are out there on the front line of the struggle against the Coronavirus.
Bolton Council are turning their back on our key workers. They have refused to sign up to care workers’ basic demands:
- Protect Their Health – Priority testing for care workers to limit the spread of disease to vulnerable patients and service users. Guarantee all essential training and personal protection equipment (PPE) to all frontline workers (e.g. goggles, masks, hand sanitisers, thermometers) in line with Public Health England guidance.
- Protect Their Pay – Full normal pay for all those required by government guidance to self-isolate or who become ill because of COVID-19, in order to prevent unnecessary spread of infection. This includes all staff on zero-hour contracts, bank/relief contracts or multiple contracts.
- Protect Their Employment – Ensure no-one is dismissed or laid-off for staying at home to care for themselves or their family. Absence due to COVID-19 should be excluded from absence management triggers.
- Protect Their Families – Carers leave on full-pay for workers caring for a dependent who has COVID-19 or for whom childcare is unavailable.