Coronavirus sick pay scandal

Submitted by Tubeworker on Wed, 04/03/2020 - 21:53

As concern understandably grows across the job about the coronavirus, ABM cleaners are in an especially difficult situation. They work in some of the dirtiest, least hygienic conditions across LU, but the scandalous refusal of ABM to pay them company sick pay means they simply can't afford to be ill.

They receive only statutory sick pay, which is not enough to cover their wages, meaning cleaners who may be experiencing potential coronavirus symptoms could be forcing themselves into work - because missing work could mean not being able to pay rent, or feed their families. ABM and LU's penny-pinching is putting thousands of cleaners, other LU workers, and LU passengers at risk.

ABM should pay full company sick pay, from the first day of absence.

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