We believe that many of our contracted-out staff members do not receive the same benefits as directly employed members, such as holiday and sick pay.
As a result, employees may be forced to continue working if they are feeling unwell.
We would ask you to contact the employers to ensure that their employees are made aware of their rights and responsibilities to our workplace. Employees are able to seek Statutory Sick Pay or Universal Credit from day 1 (not day 4) of this illness.
In the light of this current situation, our union members would urge that any future contracts with external providers should include the rights and conditions of existing employees
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