It’s not good enough for Dominic Rabb to simply say employers need to be ‘sympathetic’ to employees returning from holiday if forced to quarantine. GMB is demanding full pay for the duration of the quarantine period.
The Yorkshire leader of GMB, Britain’s General Union, which represents more than 600,000 workers across the UK is calling on the government to provide clearer guidelines for anyone who finds themselves in a situation where they cannot go to work because of the new coronavirus travel rules.
Neil Derrick, GMB’s Regional Secretary for Yorkshire & North Derbyshire, said:
“The government is out of touch if it thinks employers will simply do the right thing by workers returning from countries that are no longer safe to travel to.
“Chaotic, knee jerk decision making by this government is causing so much confusion and will no doubt leave many of our members in financial hardship if they are left to the mercy of their employer.
“We need assurance from the government that our members will receive an income while being forced to stay at home, and we need that assurance now.”