The systemic injustice of low-pay and poor working conditions in the NHS needs to end.
Many NHS trusts and hospitals, including Homerton hospital, depend upon low-paid workers and outsourced agency staff in order to remain financially solvent. This is unacceptable.
The Government needs to step up and fund the NHS so that poverty pay and poor working conditions are not baked into funding models.
Every person working in a hospital – from cleaners to doctors – face an increased risk of catching COVID-19; they all deserve to be paid a wage they can afford to live on.