Who are you?
Bristol Care Workers Network is a grassroots union for health and care workers in Bristol. We fight for workers’ rights in the here and now, and a better care system in the future.
What is the solidarity fund?
We believe that corona virus is a deeply political issue; precarious workers will be hugely affected by self-isolation without sick pay, and by the economic impact on the industries in which we work. Care workers will be doubly disadvantaged by this, as on top of the issues faced by all precarious workers, we are also more likely to be in contact with infected people through our work. Government measures to ensure sick pay and prevent poverty for precarious workers have been utterly inadequate, and time and again this government has prioritised the needs of the business class over the needs of workers.
Despite the failures…
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