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Invite your MP to a meeting to talk about changes to Statutory Sick Pay

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Time for Safe Sick Pay

We all deserve to know our workplaces are safe, and we won’t catch illnesses from colleagues, and take them home to our loved ones. 

No-one wants to get sick, but when we do, we want to know that we can take the time to get better, and still pay the bills to look after ourselves and our families.

The Diagnosis

A third of us only get Statutory Sick Pay, which is so low it is nowhere near enough to pay the bills. And to get any sick pay in the first place, we need to lose three days’ pay first. 

Nearly two million workers - mainly people working multiple jobs like cleaners, carers or parents juggling childcare with work - slip through the cracks and get no sick pay at all.

 

The Implications

Being sick enough to need to be off work is never easy – but it’s even worse when you have to worry about putting food on the table or heating your home.

It means we either go into work sick and get more unwell, or we end up off at home worrying about money and being unable to pay the bills.

This puts our and other people’s health and wellbeing at risk, and can cause more disruption to our lives and our work.

Mending Sick Pay

No-one should be punished for getting ill. In Britain, we can lead the world in having safe workplaces that help workers recover from sickness quickly.

By making sick pay safe, we can create better workplaces that ensure that hardworking people can meet living costs if they need time off.

Safe sick pay is good for workers, good for employers and good for public health.

Tell us your story of sick pay/ Cuéntanos tu historia sobre el pago por enfermedad

You can share your story of sick pay below. Only the Safe Sick Pay campaign team will be able to see it. We may contact you to see if you are interested in sharing your story in social media, the press or at campaign events as part of our spokesperson network. This may be done anonymously. 

Puede compartir su historia sobre pago por enfermedad aqui. Solo el equipo de la campaña Safe Sick Pay podrá verlo. Es posible que nos comuniquemos con usted para ver si está interesado/a en compartir su historia en las redes sociales, la prensa o en eventos de la campaña. Esto se puede hacer de forma anónima.

Four in five cleaners unable to access sick pay, research reveals

Read our report making the case for safe sick pay based on year-long research project.

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Safe Sick Pay is the first campaign of our Cleaners United alliance. To find out more about Cleaners United please click the link below.

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