NHS coronavirus bereavement scheme extended to low-paid workers

GMB union described initial omission of cleaners, porters and social care workers as an ‘outrageous scandal’

A bereavement scheme granting indefinite leave to remain in the UK to relatives of foreign national NHS staff who die from Covid-19 has been extended to low-paid workers after their exclusion attracted criticism from Labour, trade unions and workers.

The scheme, introduced last month, was intended to offer security to the families of foreign national employees but initially excluded cleaners, porters and social care workers.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: NHS coronavirus bereavement scheme extended to low-paid workers ———