Government’s care recruitment drive is ‘putting the cart before the horse’

It makes no sense to go all out on a recruitment drive

Commenting on the launch today (Tuesday) of the government’s national care worker recruitment campaign, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“Ministers are putting the care cart before the horse. It makes no sense to go all out on a recruitment drive, without first tackling the problems triggering the daily exodus of care workers from the sector.

“Poor pay, minimal training and a dire lack of funding are the main reasons why so many care workers want to leave. The government must address these pressing issues first.”

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 both the public and private sectors.

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