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Statutory Sick Pay and Protection for Workers

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:49 pm on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Labour, Slough 12:49 pm, 18th March 2020

In order to claim statutory sick pay, workers need to prove that they are earning a minimum of £118 per week. So does my hon. Friend agree that rather than just regurgitating vacuous soundbites such as “whatever it takes”, the Government need to bring the statutory sick pay levels up from the current paltry £94.25 a week, which is not enough to even feed one’s family, to European levels and to extend it to all workers?