HELP CARLOS, A CHEF WHO CAN'T AFFORD TO GET SICK

by United Voices of the World in London, England, United Kingdom

HELP CARLOS, A CHEF WHO CAN'T AFFORD TO GET SICK
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Support Carlos, a Pizza Pilgrims worker who had cancer, a workplace accident and now needs further surgery, but can't afford to be sick.

by United Voices of the World in London, England, United Kingdom

Carlos is a 54-year-old Pizza Pilgrims chef from Sao Paulo, Brazil, who had a workplace accident after returning to work from a cancer operation and only gets statutory sick pay, which is not enough to live on.

Pizza Pilgrims don’t give their workers full sick pay.

Carlos has worked for the company for nearly four years. Carlos says: “I practically tattooed the company's name on my skin, I wore the company's shirt, now the disappointment is bigger than anything, I realised that you are only good for them when you are making money for them.”

Last year, Carlos discovered he had prostate and kidney cancer. At the end of November he had an operation to get the cancer removed and had to take time off as annual leave so he could continue to pay his rent and bills. But he had to return to work after six weeks to make ends meet, the following month he passed out at work and was found in a pool of his own blood.

Carlos was rushed to hospital where he was given ten stitches in his head. While in hospital, Carlos caught Covid-19 and had to miss even more work so he could self-isolate. He’s just learnt he has a stone in his bladder and a hernia. Carlos needs a further operation to get these removed and his doctor has told him he will need to take five weeks off work after surgery.

The workers say if the company won't look out for them, then they must look out for each other. They are raising money to support Carlos while he is off sick and they have joined United Voices of the World trade union to fight for full sick pay.

Please support Carlos and support the Pizza Pilgrims’ workers fight for justice!

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