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Morrisons’ cut in sick pay for unvaccinated workers is cruel. It needs to rethink | Jasmine Andersson

In the name of public health a growing list of big companies are passing the costs of Covid on to their employees Morrisons has announced that it will slash sick pay for unvaccinated workers, claiming it is removing the allowance in order to encourage unvaccinated workers to get the jab and boost vaccination rates. Unvaccinated staff employed by the grocery giant will no longer be entitled to more than the legal minimum of £96.35 a week in statutory sick pay if they are instructed to self-isolate by test and trace but test negative for Covid. Morrisons joins a growing list of corporations – including Next, Ikea, Ocado and Wessex Water – in claiming that cutting sick pay will increase vaccine uptake. Jasmine Andersson writes on equalities and is a reporter at The Ferret, a Scottish investigative news co-operative Continue reading...

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