Many key workers have seen their wages effectively frozen due to inflation, with many struggling while self-isolating following a positive Covid test due to a complicated and underfunded system of self-isolation payments and a lack of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
Local key workers are working with their unions to get in touch with their Members of Parliament to discuss public and private sector key worker pay in a campaign coordinated by the Northern Public Service Alliance (PSA) and the TUC.
Key worker lobbies took place with MP’s from Blyth Valley, Darlington and Sedgefield. With Members of Parliament in Stockton South and North West Durham refusing repeated invitations to engage with trade unions and key workers.
Trade unions are calling for the government to:
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