Submitted by Zoe Smith on Monday 21st September 2020
Published on Thursday 15th October 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Thursday 15th April 2021
Current Signatures: 11
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Fund full sick pay for employees that are off work due to COVID
Families cannot afford to have 2 weeks off work, due to Track & Trace if employers will only pay employees SSP (£95.85 per week). The Government should help employers pay their staff their full wage. This could operate in a similar way to the furlough scheme.
People work hard to earn enough money to covers their bills, and many have no chance to save, so having to self-isolate for 2 weeks will have a devastating financial effect on many families and households. People cannot afford not to work. They would safely stay at home if they could afford to.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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