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.