Submitted by Mike Rouse on Wednesday 6th January 2021
Published on Wednesday 13th January 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Tuesday 13th July 2021
Current Signatures: 34
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Fund £500 bonus for Early Years Practitioners in England as key workers
The government has declared Early Years to be an essential part of lifelong learning and, in England, decided to keep nurseries fully open during the January lockdown whilst closing schools.
Early Years Practitioners (nursery nurses) are often apprentices or paid minimum wage only.
A Key Worker Bonus has been paid to care workers in Scotland and Wales. In England, nurses and teachers received well deserved pay rises. Some supermarket workers were also given a bonus by their employers.
Meanwhile, the front line workers in Early Years have been stuck on minimum wages for years, if not on even lower Apprenticeship wages.
Nurseries, in England only, are being forced to remain open, exposing staff to a higher risk of COVID-19. Pay these workers a bonus to say thanks.
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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