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Unison secures full sick pay for cleaner battling with cancer

A long-time school cleaner in her late 60s, who is undergoing intensive treatments for cancer, had a modest windfall at the end of January. Camden Council’s cleaning and maintenance contractor, the Danish-based multinational ISS, finally agreed to pay her Occupational Sick Pay (OSP). The cleaner had originally started work well over 20 years before as a Camden employee and had toiled continuously ever since for a number of private contractors after Camden first outsourced the cleaning function, so she should have retained her entitlement to the local government sick pay scheme (six months full pay for up to six months) under the protection afforded by the TUPE regulations. Continue reading