It shouldn’t take a pandemic to resolve the inequality of sick pay. But, the TUC says, the threat of coronavirus shows why sick pay should be a day one right for everybody.
The arrival of Coronavirus in the UK has exposed the inequality of sick pay in this country. Right now, almost 2 million working people don’t earn enough to qualify for statutory sick pay. This includes 1 in 10 women in work and almost 300,000 people on zero-hours contracts.
And at just £94.25 a week, many of those who do qualify will still struggle to make ends meet.
No one should worry about making ends meet at a time like this.
That’s why the TUC has been campaigning for everyone to get sick pay from day one, no matter what they earn.
The TUC is calling for the government to introduce emergency legislation that:
Napo is supporting this campaign. More information in coming weeks or at the TUC website