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To: UK Government and Devolved Parliaments
Compensation pay for key workers working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ensure compensation for all essential workers, who cannot work from home, through the COVID 19 pandemic.
Compensation should be backdated and paid for all hours worked from March 2020, at a percentage of the employee's standard wage.
No essential worker should be under the classification of 'working poor' whilst working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why is this important?
Essential workers who are unable work from home have been subject to a significant increase in risk to their health, wellbeing and stress levels, as well as the increased risk of viral transmission to vulnerable and elderly family members.
In addition to the aforementioned, many have experienced additional complexity of tasks and working practices, with no change to their pay or improvement of their working conditions.
Essential workers who have kept services open and operating should be compensated for their roles throughout the pandemic at an enhanced rate of pay , or holidays in lue, at a percentage of hours worked throughout the pandemic and lockdown periods.