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Ireland Scared cleaners refuse to redeploy in hospitals

08:05  05 april  2020
08:05  05 april  2020 Source:   independent.ie

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Redeployment is a process that should be initiated by the corp member. Redeployment can only be started in the camp after the swearing-in Failure to have this knowledge in advance might make any effort to redeploy in the camp impossible due to the difficulty in finding all you need to successfully

  Scared cleaners refuse to redeploy in hospitals

Frightened cleaners are refusing to redeploy to hospitals and nursing homes, leading to fears of a shortage of cleaning staff at healthcare facilities.

Avril McCarthy, chair of the Irish Contract Cleaning Association and general manager of cleaning firm Derrycourt, said she understood workers' fears of redeploying to hospitals.

But a growing number who ordinarily clean offices and other commercial premises had chosen instead to quit and apply for the new €350 weekly pandemic payment - often more than the €10.80 per hour they earned under pre-existing contracts with hospitals, she said.

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The worst scenario, when you refuse to pay, they will send your bills to debt collection after some time. Here in Australia, most Emergency Departments are found in public hospitals and so treatment is free. My mum really wanted to jump the queue once and try a private emergency service.

Eric had to refuse , even as he worried that his arm would never be the same. Even after surpassing their deductibles, workers paid an average copay of for primary care office visits, for specialty care office visits, and 8 for hospital admission.

"There is a financial disincentive because they can get €350 for staying at home. They are saying 'why would I put myself at risk?' We've told them they're not entitled to the welfare payment because work is available but many are already getting the payment." 

Cleaners from local healthcare centres had refused to transfer to hospitals, while cleaners at some nursing homes had quit when Covid-19 cases were diagnosed, Ms McCarthy said.

"We're filling shifts with our regular hospital cleaners doing overtime, but that is not sustainable," she added.

Those workers were "feeling very undervalued", especially after retail workers received a 10pc pay rise.

Separate sources cited a warning texted to subcontracted cleaners at a high-profile tech firm after they refused redeployment. "Hi All, unfortunately if you do not take the position that has been offered to you... it means you are resigning your position with the company [and] you can not collect social welfare if you resign, unless you have a very good reason," it said.

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As a large hospital , one would expect the number of complaints to be high, but University College Hospital in London, a hospital 'I think so many people don’t complain because they are scared — after all your life or that of a relative is in their hands'. But while on the ward, he contracted C.difficile

But hospitals have all the right to refuse a patient if they aren't equipped to handle such a Case/Disease AFTER an initial assessment.. If they send you packing even without seeing your patient once or giving you any reason for their refusal , then sure you can complaint.

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A move to offer hospital cleaners at one firm an almost €3 wage rise for the duration of the pandemic had fallen through, said sources at one of Dublin's biggest hospitals.

"We are currently experiencing difficulties in relation to recruiting and retention of personnel working in clinical areas, infection/isolation room in the healthcare sector," said a letter obtained by hospital staff. It also suggested offering a €50 One4all voucher to staff who recommend a suitable candidate for a cleaning role in an infection/isolation area.

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