3 February 2021 12:30pm–2:00pm
It’s time for a fair deal for care workers. A national day of action is being assembled on 3 February.
The coronavirus pandemic has shone a spotlight on the best and worst in our society. Nowhere more so than care.
COVID-19 has forced care workers into life-threatening working conditions and untold mental strain. Exhausted, dedicated; they have been applauded as national heroes.
Yet three out of four care workers do not earn a living wage. They cannot comfortably feed their families or pay the rent. Their pedestal is made of sand.
UNISON is leading the fight and asking all members to join care workers, celebrities, politicians, unions, charities and employers – show care workers the support they need, to win what is fair.
Let’s turn the internet into a hive of activity – Pay Fair for Care!
What can you do to help?
(1) Attend the virtual rally, with celebrity guests
When? 12.30 – 2pm, Wednesday 3 February
How? It’s best to watch live on Facebook but you can also watch on our partner FSCC’s website.
Or sign up on Eventbrite and FSCC will email you.
Why? Thousands of care workers will log on, during their lunch hour, to stand up for what’s fair. They will be joined by politicians and celebrity supporters to discuss why this fight matters and what you can do to help. Find out more on the Facebook event and click attending for guest speaker first release.
(2) Sign the petition
Sian Stockham – care worker and UNISON Vice President – has set up a petition to parliament that demands fair pay for care workers. She needs 100,000 signatures to force a debate in parliament and ask the government why they won’t pay care fair.
(3) Tell your friends
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Thank you for your support. If you have any questions or you’d like to get more involved in the campaign, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll continue to release information right up until the day of action so keep your eyes peeled.