Thousands Rally Over Sick Workers’ Pay Fight

Thousands of you have rallied to support the campaign to Reinstate Sick Workers’ Wages and Reinstate Richie Venton – and you are being heard.

You can read more about the incredible impact you are having in this story from the Daily Record.

It’s vital that we keep this momentum up, and keeping building the pressure on IKEA.

Changes to IKEA’s payments for sick workers will force those with only a handful of absences onto the Government’s £95-per-week Statutory Sick Pay – completely inadequate Poverty Pay that means a dangerous drop in income for workers, who are guilty of nothing more than being sick, or protecting their health and the health of others.

IKEA workers with perfect attendance will only be entitled to full wages for the first ten days of absence.

Workers who cannot afford to be off sick are more likely to get sick – and more likely to make others sick. IKEA’s poverty pay conditions pressures sick workers to return to work too early. With cases of Coronavirus still occuring in workplaces around the country, this is unacceptable – and dangerous.

IKEA are not creating a safe environment for workers or shoppers – and they have targetted and sacked the Trade Union rep, Richie Venton, for doing his job and opposing it.

This is why we’re demanding that Trade Unions be free to operate and do their job without victimisation from the bosses – and that IKEA, who reported profits of £11 billion last year, deliver full average pay for sick workers.

You can help keep the momentum up, and support the campaign to Reinstate Richie Venton and Reinstate Sick Workers’ Wages, with these five steps:

If you need to learn more about your rights at work, or find your Trade Union, you can do so here:

Published by ReinstateRichieVenton

A campaign page set up by Glasgow IKEA workers furious at the victimisation and sacking of our elected USDAW shop steward, Richie Venton, and the attacks on our rights and conditions, including removal of wages from workers off sick with Covid-19. Demand that IKEA immediately reinstates elected union shop steward and convener RICHIE VENTON to his job and elected union position. Support the campaign for every worker to be paid their full average wages if they are sick or self-isolating with COVID-19 - instead of the poverty of £95 Statutory Sick Pay forcing workers to take risks and infect others by going to work.

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