Govt.'s 'Good Work Plan' includes sick pay entitlement

Mandatory written statement of workers' rights

Adam Saville
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"Following this change, workers will be able to make a better informed decision on whether they need to make their own provision or whether they should lobby their employer to do more for them," Katharine Moxham, GRiD
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"Following this change, workers will be able to make a better informed decision on whether they need to make their own provision or whether they should lobby their employer to do more for them," Katharine Moxham, GRiD

'An important first step in the journey away from uncertainty around what will happen if a worker is off sick for any length of time,' said GRiD

The government recently published its ‘Good Work Plan', which outlines a commitment to workers' rights in the UK. According to Wired, while the plan guarantees stable contracts after six months of work and increased fines for employers who violate the law, there are concerns among trade unions and campaigners that it does not go far enough to address the rights of gig economy workers, who may be on zero hours contracts or low wages. Prompted by the Taylor Review in 2017, the new mandatory rules,...

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