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Welsh Government cracks down on zero-hour contracts in homecare

UNISON praises ‘one step forward in dealing with the complex issue of precarious employment’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Magic March

March was a momentous month for UNISON members – not least because of a proposed revamp of NHS pay that could benefit a million health workers.

Article, Magazine, News on the UNISON National site.

Hartlepool signs up for ethical care

North-East council becomes the latest to commit itself to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

News on the UNISON National site.

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to sign UNISON ethical care charter

An agreement to be signed today (Thursday) between UNISON and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham promises to deliver improved homecare for residents and more support for the borough’s homecare workers. Signing the charter commits the council to allocating enough time for home visits so workers have time to talk to clients, not rush […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘My mum has Alzheimer’s and I have haemophilia’: why homecare matters

Omar Ramadan has severe haemophilia – a disorder that impairs the body’s ability to control blood clotting – and he cares for his mother who has Alzheimer’s.

Article, Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Blaenau Gwent first council in Wales to sign UNISON’s ethical care charter

Charter commitments will protect local care workers’ rights, benefitting both local care staff and Blaenau Gwent residents

News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Public let down by care system

The Welsh care system is in crisis and those receiving residential care are not getting the levels of support they need. That’s the message from the trade union representing care workers, who in turn suffer in-work poverty. UNISON Cymru Wales will today (Wednesday), publish a best practice charter for residential care at the Senedd which […]

Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Plymouth City Council signs UNISON’s ethical care charter

Plymouth City Council will become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter today (Monday). Council leaders will join UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis to formally sign the charter. The charter commits the Council to continue working with the city’s care companies to help them end zero-hours and reflect travel time […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Social care sector starved of money

Responding to Welsh government plans to curb zero-hours contracts in social care, Andy Rutherford, UNISON Cymru organiser said, “The social care sector is in crisis because it has been starved of money as a result of seven years of brutal Tory spending cuts. Many councils have farmed out social care in a bid to make […]

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

Care services safeguarded at Newport council

Newport care workers this week are celebrating the news that the City Council has decided not to outsource care services for older people. Public services union UNISON, ran a campaign to retain services in-house and it has described the decision as a victory for clients and employees. The trade feared outsourcing would undermine care standards […]

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

Swansea signs up to ethical care

Council’s ruling Labour group pledges to introduce UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter after May’s council elections

Article 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.

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.

Latest council signs up to Ethical Care Charter

Cheshire West and Chester is latest local authority to sign up to better care and better conditions for care workers

News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Signing a charter – and ticking off a pledge

As more councils sign our Ethical Care Charter, thousands more care workers secure greater protection at work, better pay and more training

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