Care workers deserve pay to reflect their value, says UNISON

Prime minister must fix social care for good

Commenting on Labour’s call for care workers to be paid at least the real living wage and for the prime minister to make good on his promise to fix social care, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Saturday):

“Care workers perform skilled word day-in, day-out, looking after the most vulnerable people in society.

“Their value has to be reflected in their pay. They must be given at least the real living wage, with full pay if they’re off sick.

“The prime minister promised more than a year ago he had prepared a clear plan to fix social care. We’re still waiting.

“The country is crying out desperately for a national care system to replace this fragmented mess.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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