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To: Anchor Homes, HC-One, CIC, Comfort Call, Ecclesholme, Langdon Community and Beenstock Home
Protect care workers pay when we are absent from work due to COVID-19
We, the undersigned, call on Anchor Homes, HC-One, CIC, Comfort Call, Ecclesholme, Langdon Community and Beenstock Home to do the decent thing, stop putting profit before people and fully implement the 'Salford Offer' to maintain the full normal wages of all care staff that are absent due to COVID-19.
Why is this important?
As care workers, we have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus crisis to care for your loved ones.
A survey by UNISON North West found that 8 out of 10 of us would not receive our full normal pay if we were ill or had to self-isolate or shield due to COVID-19.
As a result, many care workers said they may have to attend work while ill which would drastically increase the risk of spreading infection to vulnerable residents and service-users.
As part of UNISON’s Care Workers vs COVID-19 Campaign, we have been calling on local commissioners and care providers to protect our pay when we are absent due to COVID-19.
As a result, Salford Council and local NHS partners have introduced the 'Salford Offer' which provides additional funding to local social care providers to protect frontline care workers, service-users and the local community by maintaining the full normal wages for care staff that are absent due to COVID-19.
The 'Salford Offer' is the very least that we deserve, yet despite the fact it will cost them nothing, there are a number of care providers in Salford that is refusing the support the 'Salford Offer'. Some of these providers have reported millions of pounds worth of profits over previous years.