The UK government has said that the £60,000 bereavement payment to the families of health workers killed by the coronavirus will not apply to care workers or hospital cleaners.
The Tories have also said that families of the deceased have no automatic right to remain in the UK. Families of people who died trying to keeping us safe and well could face deportation if their right to remain is withdrawn.
Johnson and his fellow Tories will no doubt still make sure they are filmed ‘clapping for carers’ tomorrow.
Source: Tories say £60k payment to bereaved families of health workers will NOT apply to care workers or cleaners – and families of immigrants may be deported – SKWAWKBOX
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Again this Government is being selective (or is it racist) with its legislation. By what reason are Care Workers and Hospital Cleaners exempt from the £60000 bereavement payments and why not provide full British Citizenship for immigrants care and health workers and their immediate families.
Without there workers the NHS and also the care professions the organisation would not be able to exist and even now it is a very tight line as many more workers are still required.
But this Government is consistent on its treatment of care workers as they
1. receive abysmal salaries
2. not a priority of essential PPE
3, immigrant workers still have to pay the health supplements, while helping to safeguard the population of the UK and many who are extremely vulnerable
4. this is not the full extent of the treatment, when the UK should be bending over backwards to ensure even more persons should be coming to the UK to help
But, unfortunately is not a surprise as you only have to look at the UKs treatment of the persons who came on the ‘Windrush’ and other shipping in the 50s to help, when they were expressly invited to do so by Government officials, some whom went to the Caribbean to make these pleas.
This is disgraceful behaviour from our Government and they should be ashamed by their actions or more truthfully their non-actions.
Boris, for once in your life do the decent thing and immediately change the legislation to right these wrongs.