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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.

Employers in the care sector are hiding behind complex and incomplete pay slips to break wage laws

At least 200,000 care workers in the UK are only being paid for the time they spend caring for people, and not for when they are travelling between appointments

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON responds to TUC analysis saying insecure work up by a quarter since 2011

Responding to TUC analysis published today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Homecare workers are under severe pressure to provide top-notch – and often intimate – care, while building vital personal relationships with the people they care for. “But with many on zero-hours contracts, it makes it a lot likelier they won’t be regularly caring for the […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Care Workers Seminar

Date
5 July 2019 10:00am–3:30pm
Location
UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

This is a reminder that UNISON is holding a social care seminar for members from across the UK on Friday 5 July 2019. UNISON members delivering frontline services across the whole range of adult social care settings are invited to attend. The seminar is open to all social care members whether they work for a […]

Event on the UNISON Greater London site.

UNISON urges government to end national scandal over homecare minimum wage cheats    

Failure to honour the minimum wage is endemic across the care sector as many homecare workers are unpaid for the time they travel between home visits – which can be up to a fifth of their working day, says UNISON today (Thursday). The union is urging the government to end the systematic underpayment that it […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Care sector ‘is vital for our society and our economy’

UNISON sets out priorities at successful first national social care seminar

Article on the UNISON National site.