Stop NHS bank contracts
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NHS bank contracts do not give staff sick pay when off sick, it is basically a zero hours contract under another name. Being an NHS employee you come in to contact with sickness, infections and assaults which increase your risk to being off work. A paramedic colleague has recently had a needle stick injury and an assault and is now off work with no pay. The needle he had a needle stick injury from had been used by a person who was infected with HIV and another has Hep C, so the medication he is on will give him severe side effects and cause him to be ill for five weeks. During this time apart from being unwell he has the stress knowing he will not be paid and will struggle to pay bills. This is an unsatisfactory situation in the year 2017 to have people who do front line NHS jobs which has higher risks than most to being off work with no sick pay. Please sign the petition to show how wrong this is.
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