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Blog: Solidarity with Birmingham home care workers

In Birmingham, home care workers are striking this Saturday, because they’ve been pushed to breaking point. Government cuts to local authority budgets have led to Birmingham City Council slashing the home care/enablement budget by 40%.

General secretary's blog, 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.

Homecare workers, illegal payments and when the sums just don’t add up

It used to take Judith Montgomery three and a half hours to earn two hours’ pay.

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Care workers continue to be denied the minimum wage

MPs praise UNISON’s campaign to support care workers who are ‘illegally’ under paid

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

North west council becomes latest to sign up to ethical care

A big change for homecare workers in Knowsley

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Care workers ‘too rushed’ to help vulnerable people wash, eat or visit the toilet

Vulnerable and disabled people are going without a wash, proper meals and trips to the toilet because care workers are too rushed to do their job properly, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report Making Visits Matter highlights the ongoing crisis in the UK’s care system, with three in five (63%) […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National 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.

‘Social care is at a tipping point’

Check our campaign briefing for SOS Day on 16 Novembers for ways you can get involved

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.

Manchester City Council moves to lift carers’ pay

Announcement comes as part of plans to bring social care and NHS services closer together

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON vows to build care campaign

Conference pledges to campaign on funding crisis and step up action to organise workers

Article on the UNISON National site.

15 min care makeover film

UNISON has today released an excellent film on facebook and twitter demonstrating that it is impossible to provide good care in 15 min. The short film features actress Claire Sweeney and we would urge you to share as wide as possible on social media and encourage people to sign the petition. The government has slashed councils’ social care budgets, leaving […]

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

Blog: Standing with home care workers every step of the way

As a Labour member, I’m appalled to see a Labour council put these incredible public service workers in such an impossible position. And as your General Secretary, I’ll stand with home care workers every step of the way, demanding the council recognise their mistakes, and get this sorted once and for all.

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

Inverclyde signs up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

Health and social care partnership commits to achieving fair work, better pay and improved quality of care on eve of Living Wage Week

Article on the UNISON National site.

Milton Keynes signs up to UNISON ethical care charter

UNISON branch secretary Graham Blues welcomed the council's move, saying it “demonstrates a clear commitment to ensure that staff are properly rewarded […]

Article on the UNISON National site.