Safe and Equal is an organisation of keyworkers and trade unionists that
has been campaigning for full sick pay for all since the beginning of
the pandemic. We have agitated for and taken action at workplace level,
lobbied local and national government and used mainstream and social
media to make the argument for full sick and isolation pay for all.
Workers, including our own activists, have won deals for full sick and
isolation pay in the NHS, social care, the civil service, public
transport, in food manufacturing and elsewhere. The erosion of basic
workers rights, outsourcing and union-busting have hampered efforts to
slow the spread of the pandemic. We need a levelling up so all workers
enjoy the same rights at work as workers in well-unionised sectors.
We wish to join with other organisations have been campaigning for full
sick and isolation pay for all workers and for permanent improvements in
workers rights at work.
Together we can organise public meetings, share and amplify our campaign initiatives, and potentially reach a greater number of workers, and achieve greater success in engaging unions, politicians and journalists.