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Makers of M&S sandwiches faced pay dock if they self-isolated, says union

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/16/covid-19-ms-sandwich-makers-sick-pay-self-isolated-union

Workers at Greencore factory at centre of outbreak found it difficult to comply due to sick pay warning, say reps

Workers at a factory in Northampton that is at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak were told they would be paid less than £100 per week if they had to self-isolate, making it difficult for many to comply, their representatives have claimed.

Bosses at the Greencore site, where M&S sandwiches are prepared, acknowledged that many staff were entitled to no more than the statutory sick pay rate of £95.85, as at countless workplaces around the UK, if they followed instructions to self-isolate.

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