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Sunday Mirror Reward frontline heroes campaign

EDM (Early Day Motion) 384: tabled on 27 April 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports the Sunday Mirror Reward frontline heroes campaign calling for a scheme to reward health and care workers for their selfless dedication and commitment in the battle against covid-19; recognises their unstinting dedication and determination, often going well beyond the call of duty, and putting stress and strain on themselves and their loved ones; pays tribute to all health and care workers who have tragically died in the line of duty as a result and expresses our heartfelt sympathy for their families and friends; believes that the Government should compensate these bereaved families; recognises that many health and care workers are shamefully low paid; believes that they are the new modern heroes; and calls on the Government to introduce immediately a pay supplement to reward health and care workers during the period of the crisis as a way of recognising the nation's gratitude; and further calls for this to be followed by a national review of the remuneration system for the whole health and care sector to establish rates of pay based on the principles of social justice.