Search tagged care

Somerset private care tea party

Date
28 July 2016 12:00pm–4:00pm

Event on the UNISON South West site.

UNISON calls for better pay to recruit and keep staff in response to damning Care UK CQC report

Reacting to the damning CQC report on Care UK at Mills Meadow UNISON has called on the company to pay its staff in Suffolk a decent wage to improve staff recruitment and retention. UNISON Area Organiser Jennie Anderson said “We continually raise concerns about staffing levels with Care UK. It was inevitable that this would […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Home care: Low paid workers told to wait for back pay

Care workers owed up to six years’ back pay after being paid below the minimum wage will have to wait until October for the money they are owed after a government announcement today

Article on the UNISON National site.

Care cuts crisis leaving older people without adequate care, says UNISON

Vulnerable older people are being denied regular showers and visits to the toilet because of cuts to social care budgets, a UNISON report has warned today (Friday). The Damage: Care in Crisis is based on a survey of more than 1,000 staff across the UK working in homecare, residential support and day services, and looking […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Two closure-threatened NI care homes bought

Northern Ireland regional secretary Patricia McKeown says announcement that two of seven Four Seasons homes have been bought by local companies comes as a source of relief to the residents and the affected staff

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Proud to stand with the Sirona Care workers

This is completely unacceptable. Care workers should be able to focus on delivering compassionate care, and shouldn’t have to worry about losing pay or losing their jobs. Never mind pay cuts, they should be receiving far better pay for the vital work they do – and as vital workers who provide dignity and respect for our loved ones, the very least they deserve is dignity and respect in return from those who pay their wages.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

It’s time to end poverty wages and exploitative practices

‘The only people who will deliver for social care workers are this union,’ conference delegates hear

Article on the UNISON National site.

190305 Care_Worker_Seminar_Registration_Form_2019

Media on the UNISON Greater London site.

August: it was no holiday

There was no lying on sun-loungers for UNISON or many of our members involved in key struggles at work

Article on the UNISON National site.

2,500 sign Wolverhampton care home petition

More than 2,500 people have signed a UNISON petition to save two Wolverhampton care homes facing closure. The petition is expected to be handed to Wolverhampton council. The Express and Star reports that the number of signatures was revealed at the first public meeting held at the Civic Centre to discuss the future of two […]

News on the UNISON West Midlands site.

Care providers are in a desperate position – joint open letter

UNISON has released an open letter to local authority leaders and chief executives across Wales calling for fairer funding in the care sector. The letter, detailed below, us supported by third sector employers including Catrefi Cymru, Gofal, Hafal, Mirus Wales, Perthyn, and Wales and West Housing Association. Dear Welsh Local Councils,   Care providers are in a desperate […]

News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Residential Care Charter Bilingual: Welsh & English

UNISON’s charter for residential care workers – to be used when recruiting and organising care workers

Media on the UNISON National site.

Fund care to lift women workers out of poverty, Welsh councils urged

UNISON Cymru/Wales writes to all country’s councils on International Women’s Day

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON’s Residential Care Charter

UNISON’s charter for residential care workers – to be used when recruiting and organising care workers

Media on the UNISON National site.

Nottingham signs up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

East Midlands council signs up to quality care and fair pay during National Carers’ Week

Article on the UNISON National site.