Rejected petition Increase MINIMUM Wage for All NHS staff
We were told and promised during the Brexit campain we would be £350m better off a week.
In light of the work undertaken by hospitals and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, increase MINIMUM Wage for ALL NHS Professionals to £25.00 per hour, and non-professional NHS staff to £15,00.
Medical, healthcare, porters, cleaners and other staff have selflessly put themselves in danger to support the NHS during its greatest ever threat.
The Conservative Governments have deliberately starved it of £millions over the last 10 years and treated all its staff with the utmost contempt. If it were not for their individual generosity this Pandemic would do far more than just decimate this country's population, it has the possibility to wipe out great swathes of the vulnerable.
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The Government is not responsible for setting the salary of most key workers, or setting minimum wages for particular sectors, but you may wish to sign petitions calling for the following actions:
Make hazard pay mandatory for key workers in the midst of COVID 19: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/307619
Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/306845
Pay bonus to all key workers: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/307215
Incentivise NHS staff during the COVID19 outbreak by making wages untaxable: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/304595
Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300073
Bonus for emergency services personnel working due to COVID-19: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/303306
Make the minimum wage equal for all ages and increase to at least £10: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/301749
You can find out more about coronavirus and how you can protect yourself and others here:
NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
You can read NHS tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus here: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips
You may also be interested to know that because of the large number of petitions that have been started in relation to coronavirus, the Petitions Committee has been questioning the Government about its response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Find out more and watch the Committee put questions suggested by petitioners to Government Ministers and the Deputy Chief Medical Officer: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/326/petitions-committee/news/145767/committee-question-deputy-chief-medical-officer-and-ministers-on-coronavirus-response/
Read correspondence with Government Ministers asking further questions: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/326/petitions-committee/publications/3/correspondence/
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