Following further representations by NIPSA it has been agreed that agency workers employed in the NICS will have the extension of full pay for any period of self-isolation. Previously this was capped at 2 weeks.

This is a welcome development to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all staff and also ensures that agency workers can avail of the same rights as permanent members of staff working in the NICS.

Please ensure this is circulated widely within your branch and in particular please draw this to the attention of agency workers in your branch. More informationĀ on agency workers is available onĀ NICS Hub.

Alison Millar

General Secretary