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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.

Somerset private care tea party

Date
28 July 2016 1:00pm–5:00pm

Event on the UNISON South West site.

It’s time to end poverty wages and exploitative practices

That can only happen if “care workers are treated with the dignity and fairness they so deserve,” declared. Kevin Jackson, for the service group executive speaker […]

Article 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.

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.

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Media on the UNISON Greater London site.

UNISON takes a step forward at Cornerstone

Central Arbitration Committee says union’s bid for statutory recognition can go head at Scottish care charity

News on the UNISON National site.

2,500 sign Wolverhampton care home petition

Petition launched by UNISON as homes are threatened with closure

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.

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.

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.

General election 2017: Social care

With just a few days until the election UNISON looks at what the main parties have to say on social care – one of the issues that matter most to our members

Article, Magazine, moving 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.